Need help overcloking my Q6600

I'm new to overcloking and i need some help. trying to get something around 3.0GHzto 3.2Ghz or better.

CPU-Intel core 2 quad 6600 @2.40HgZ

CPU COOLER- Cooler master hyper 212

Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P

MEMORY- mushkin enhanced redline frostbyte 4GB MEMORY 996533 DDR2

please help
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  1. Well you won't be getting that much out of it with your cooler. Its good for the price you pay, but not THAT good. Start by going into your BIOS and checking what can be done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kf_hSIpa0A

    That should help a bit.
  2. Novuake said:
    Well you won't be getting that much out of it with your cooler. Its good for the price you pay, but not THAT good. Start by going into your BIOS and checking what can be done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kf_hSIpa0A

    That should help a bit.


    thanks for the video got it to 3.0GHz stable with no problem and highest temp 50c
  3. OK have you run Prime95 for a few hours as a test??? 50c is very low, i'm sure you have not stress tested it. Start at 2.6 and work your way to 3GHz... stresstesting for halfhour intervals.
  4. You can OC a Q6600 from 2.4 to 3.0 without any voltage increase...just flip FSB from 266 to 333. That cooler will cool it up to 3.4 depending on your required voltage needed to keep it stable. 3.6+ is really pushing that chip and requires some serious cooling and voltage and in many cases, isn't going to be stable depending on actual chip. There seems to be a big jump in voltage needed to stabilize once you start to pass 3.2ghz.
  5. Novuake said:
    Well you won't be getting that much out of it with your cooler. Its good for the price you pay, but not THAT good. Start by going into your BIOS and checking what can be done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kf_hSIpa0A

    That should help a bit.



    My Q6600 and CM 212 at 3.8 Ghz disagree
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