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September 18, 2012 6:04:25 AM

I got a Q6600 that is oced to 3.0ghz on a Logysis Alpha Cooler. -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I live in Wisconsin and this time of year it gets pretty cold. Will it be okay to overclock the cpu to almost 4 ghz leaving the windows open?

These are my idle temps from Everest.


--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v5.50.2100
Benchmark Module 2.5.292.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer XCLIO-PC
Generator Xclio
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601
Date 2012-09-18
Time 00:52


--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
CPU Alias Kentsfield
CPU Stepping G0
Engineering Sample No
CPUID CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPUID Revision 000006FBh
CPU VID 1.1625 V

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 3006.0 MHz (original: 2400 MHz, overclock: 25%)
CPU Multiplier 9x
CPU FSB 334.0 MHz (original: 266 MHz, overclock: 26%)
Memory Bus 417.5 MHz
DRAM:FSB Ratio 10:8

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
L1 Data Cache 32 KB per core
L2 Cache 2x 4 MB (On-Die, ECC, ASC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 64-1005-000001-00101111-071009-Eaglelake$A0985001_BIOS DATE: 07/10/09 14:51:47 VER: 08.00.14
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q SE (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake P45
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Command Rate (CR) 2T
DIMM1: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM3: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM4: Kingston KCM633-ELC 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 07/10/09
Video BIOS Date 10/21/11
DMI BIOS Version 1005


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83667HG (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q / P5Q3 / P5QL Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures:
Motherboard 27 °C (81 °F)
CPU 33 °C (91 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 36 °C (97 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 27 °C (81 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 23 °C (73 °F)
GPU 33 °C (91 °F)
Seagate ST31500341AS 28 °C (82 °F)
WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR5 31 °C (88 °F)
WDC WD5000AAVS-22G9B1 29 °C (84 °F)

Cooling Fans:
Power Supply 2280 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.17 V
+3.3 V 3.39 V
+5 V 5.16 V
+12 V 12.04 V
+5 V Standby 5.16 V

Current Values:
CPU 27.47 A

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a b K Overclocking
September 18, 2012 6:31:49 AM

i wouldn't
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September 18, 2012 7:01:54 AM

What about load temps?
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September 18, 2012 7:00:33 PM

thats a terrible idea really
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a b K Overclocking
September 19, 2012 12:58:04 AM

Read the OC guide, keep the voltage/heat under control and stress test and make sure everything is stable and your fine. If you have to keep a window open to try to keep your PC cool the answer is NO your not fine.

Off hand hitting 4ghz may be a bit more of a challenge on the q6600 and require quite a bit of voltage I remember most people hitting 3.6ghz quite easily though. I recomendation is to try to OC it as much as possible with as little voltage as possible or untill you hit a big gap where you have to bump up the voltage signifcantly more to make it stable and than back off a little.

For me my e2180 was able to hit 3ghz quite easily but any higher required a large jump in voltage so that was where I called it quits.

Remember Voltage and/or Heat= kills CPU life span
Voltage creates heat
Thus voltage very bad

And do us a favor and stess test your current setup and find out if it's stable and what the temp is at under load, and while your at it stress test your GPU so you create maxium heat.
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September 19, 2012 1:06:05 AM

Ok I see. I don't like messing with the voltages cuz they are a pain. I will do some stress test and post up temps.
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September 20, 2012 5:03:20 PM

Alright here are my test results. Used prime95 for the cpu and evga precision for gpu.

http://i.imgur.com/aoKE4.jpg

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v5.50.2100
Benchmark Module 2.5.292.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer XCLIO-PC
Generator Xclio
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601
Date 2012-09-18
Time 20:20


--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
CPU Alias Kentsfield
CPU Stepping G0
Engineering Sample No
CPUID CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPUID Revision 000006FBh
CPU VID 1.3125 V

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 3006.0 MHz (original: 2400 MHz, overclock: 25%)
CPU Multiplier 9x
CPU FSB 334.0 MHz (original: 266 MHz, overclock: 26%)
Memory Bus 417.5 MHz
DRAM:FSB Ratio 10:8

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
L1 Data Cache 32 KB per core
L2 Cache 2x 4 MB (On-Die, ECC, ASC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 64-1005-000001-00101111-071009-Eaglelake$A0985001_BIOS DATE: 07/10/09 14:51:47 VER: 08.00.14
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q SE (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake P45
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Command Rate (CR) 2T
DIMM1: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM3: G Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM4: Kingston KCM633-ELC 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 07/10/09
Video BIOS Date 10/21/11
DMI BIOS Version 1005


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Winbond W83667HG (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q / P5Q3 / P5QL Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures:
Motherboard 30 °C (86 °F)
CPU 87 °C (189 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 88 °C (190 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 84 °C (183 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 70 °C (158 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 62 °C (144 °F)
GPU 63 °C (145 °F)
WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR5 30 °C (86 °F)
WDC WD3200AAJS-65RYA0 26 °C (79 °F)
WDC WD5000AAVS-22G9B1 27 °C (81 °F)

Cooling Fans:
Power Supply 2312 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.23 V
+3.3 V 3.36 V
+5 V 5.16 V
+12 V 11.70 V
+5 V Standby 5.16 V

Current Values:
CPU 54.19 A

Power Values:
CPU 67.13 W
Debug Info F FF FF 92 / FF FF
Debug Info T 30 87 25 / 00
Debug Info V 9A D1 D4 D2 D7 FF 9D (03)
Debug Info I C1 A513

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a b K Overclocking
September 22, 2012 10:21:21 AM

Your highest core temperature is 88C, thats pretty much the limit. I would actually reduce the voltage or overclock to make it 80C or less since 88C is pretty dangerous for your CPU for long period of time.
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September 22, 2012 4:07:41 PM

Okay I see. I thought these temps were fine to run with. I will try to see what I can do for voltage but maybe just the overclock. Although they never get this high when I play bf3 xP. Just during the test.
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September 29, 2012 3:15:01 AM

Best answer selected by chengc1.
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