Im trying to overclock my Q6600 on a ASUS P5N-E SLI board. It has 5,10,15,20% presets. Its being cooled my a thermatake ruby orb. Would it be ok just to increase the presets without having to change anything else?
from what ive read, if its going to be under 3.0Ghz, the auto preset should be able to handle. however, its still best to manually adjust the ram timings. stock voltage should be fine for that overclock.
You can switch your FSB from 266 to 333 without any other changes and immediately run 3.0ghz without issues. You will want to stress test to validate stability, but this almost always works for this chip.