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June 26, 2012 2:00:41 PM

Hello,
I've just upgraded the processor on my machine from a core 2 duo E2200 to a core 2 quad Q6600 off ebay.
In my rig I've got 4Gb (2x2Gb) kingston hyperx 1066 ddr2 which i had set up with my e2200 @1066mhz, overclocking the cpu to 2.92ghz i know but ran without any problems.

This morning I installed the Q6600 into my Foxconn G31mx motherboard. After a bios reset I booted it up and the bios recognised the processor straight away as a Q6600 running at 266mhz (1066) however I cannot get my HyperX to run at 1066 any more! The max I can get is 800mhz and by using the manual setting of 5-5-5-15 still only recognise it as 800?!?

Can some please give me a few pointers please to get the best out of my machine?

I'm not really into gaming at all, I mainly use my machine as a media centre (xbmc) on my hdmi connected TV and on my monitor i mainly use it for photoshop and web design as well as browsing etc.

Thanks in advance,
Kev

**Specs**
Foxconn G31MX Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Kentsfield 65nm @2.40Ghz 8mb l2 cache)
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev.2 HS/Fan
4Gb Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066mhz (2x2Gb)
nVidia GeForce 8400GS 512mb graphics card
Aone 620W PSU
Samsung HD322GJ 320Gb SATAII HDD
Seagate ST3320820AS 320Gb SATAII HDD
Optiarc DVD RW SATAII

Running Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition SP1

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June 26, 2012 7:24:40 PM

One thing to note is that 1066mhz ram will provide no superior increase in performance over 800mhz. If you, were, gaming you would only notice a small (1-2) fps increase, at the most.

Im running a Q6600 on a XFX 780i mobo and cant go above 800MHz RAM either.

One thing you can try, is raise the RAM voltage a little bit. And increase its speeds in 10MHz increments. I think its just the Q6600 not supporting higher memory speeds.
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June 26, 2012 8:28:44 PM

The only reason to even run 1066 is if your overclocking the cpu. Even so, 800mhz will work fine.

I suggest just running 800mhz, or overclock the cpu which will in turn raise the ram frequency.
June 27, 2012 1:17:59 AM

Thanks for the help and advice
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