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E6600 @ 3ghz noob questions

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May 1, 2011 1:16:19 PM

Hi everyone,

I just bought a second hand p5q-e as I had a C2D e6600 which I always wanted to overclock. I read the guides in this forum and understood them and managed to overclock safely to 3ghz with a stock intel 775 cooler extreme edition (which I bought off ebay). My fsb is 333 and my ram:cpu ratio 1:1. I tried different voltages; >1.26 onwards seems stable. I let it do a torture test with prime95 last night with 1.26v but it gave an error after 2 hours. Now I set it to 1.3v (in CPU-Z shows 1.272v) and it has been running fine without errors for 6hours. My temperatures are 31-35 on idle and 50-56 on load. I use speedfan to check the temperatures. In speedfan it has been showing CPU: 50-56c (core 0: 40-46c and core 1:40-44c) under 100% load.

1st question: are speedfan temperatures accuate? I forgot to install realtemp as I did a clean windows install after the mobo change.
2nd question: any suggestions to make the system more stable @ 3ghz with lower than 1.3v? Or my temperatures @3ghz with stock extreme intel cooler are good enough?

thanks

May 6, 2011 9:07:07 AM

The temp is correct and ok if the ambient temp is not high. 1.26v is not enough if you want 3Ghz.
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May 6, 2011 3:05:39 PM

Speedfan can give wrong readings with certain MOBO...download core temp to confirm true temp......Looks like you got it stable at 1.3v...temps appear to be in-line
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February 8, 2012 5:12:13 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Overclocking to section CPU & Components by Jpishgar
February 8, 2012 5:28:26 PM

If i was you i would download HWmonitor
February 8, 2012 6:22:34 PM

about the speed fans sometimes its not accuate but it wont be dangerous even if it doesnt show the real temp its always a slite diffrence
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