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Q6600 + Asus p5k HELP?!

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January 26, 2012 3:39:43 PM

My plans to get a new pc have crashed with the person buying my old pc pulling out.

I am now wanting to overclock my current pc.

cpu - q6600

motherboard - asus p5k

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5K_D...

Im very VERY new to overclocking, i know that the q6600 can be overclocked alot but basically im not sure how a) to do it correctly b) how far to push it with my setup.

Any advice would be great / or guides.

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January 26, 2012 3:41:15 PM

crober33 said:
My plans to get a new pc have crashed with the person buying my old pc pulling out.

I am now wanting to overclock my current pc.

cpu - q6600

motherboard - asus p5k

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5K_D...

Im very VERY new to overclocking, i know that the q6600 can be overclocked alot but basically im not sure how a) to do it correctly b) how far to push it with my setup.

Any advice would be great / or guides.



an other question, i only have a stock heatsink at the moment its a click in ( plug? ) style one, does this mean i am unable to use screw in heatsinks ? i hate the plug ones as i have snapped on of the corner plugs off!
January 27, 2012 3:57:17 AM



crober33 said:
My plans to get a new pc have crashed with the person buying my old pc pulling out.
I am now wanting to overclock my current pc.

cpu - q6600

motherboard - asus p5k

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5K_D...

Im very VERY new to overclocking, i know that the q6600 can be overclocked alot but basically im not sure how a) to do it correctly b) how far to push it with my setup.

Any advice would be great / or guides.


I have a Q6600 and used this guide, its a pretty famous post about how to overclock them:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl...

Also, you're in some luck, he uses an Asus board, so you should be able to follow this really easily! Good luck. Got mine to be stable at 2.9, and I'm pretty new.
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January 27, 2012 8:08:24 AM

im struggling to find a good heatsink for the cpu for under £40 can anyone point me in the right direction?
January 27, 2012 10:57:44 AM

i seen that one on ebuyer and went to try and get it with next day delivery but it wasnt available so i went for this :o 

http://www.ebuyer.com/147097-noctua-nh-u12p-se2-intel-l...

bit expensive but, i want to overclock this little processor as much as i can ( test project ) for me getting my i5 2005k and i thought that this would do well with that also? it got good reviews everywhere i can find so hopefully its good.

anyone used it?
January 27, 2012 11:04:41 AM

hmmmm, just noticed it doesnt list my motherboard as being compatiable... i seen it listed on another website, better cancel it?
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January 27, 2012 11:09:00 AM

crober33 said:
hmmmm, just noticed it doesnt list my motherboard as being compatiable... i seen it listed on another website, better cancel it?


The cooler isnt compatible with your motherboard?

Coolers don't really have compatibility issues with mobos - yours is a Skt LGA775, and the cooler supports this. Should be fine.
January 27, 2012 11:11:49 AM

ill give it a try, i thought it might be size issues with covering the ram or something?

anyone know if this is a good over clocking heatsink? from what i read its around the best at that price??
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January 27, 2012 11:25:12 AM

If your RAM is normal size it should be fine.

Its a good heatsink yeah - very good infact.
January 27, 2012 12:06:16 PM

excellent, yeh my ram is just standard size, was going to get some funky ram yesterday. Glad i never :) 
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