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Overclocking Getting the most out of my Q6600

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by andrew8200m, 22 Jun 2009.

  1. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    First of hello, I would say I'm new but i was over on the custompc forum for a fair time but never got around to converting to bit-tech.

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    Right, Im adding a couple of attachments in here showing photos of my desktop with a "semi" stable overclock. My questions are as follows:

    - Any thing I can do to get it 100% stable?

    - My cooling, and is it good enough?

    - Temps, ok for day to day use?


    Cooling,
    -2 x 360 xspc rad (cant remember which)
    -12 x 120mm skythe s-flex 1600rpm fans
    -2 x laing D5s
    -1 x apogee gtx cpu block
    -3 x ek fc260 gpu blocks
    -2 x xspc bay resevoirs.
    -2 x alphacool chipset blocks

    (2 loops, 1 for cpu + chipsets, 1 for gpus.)

    I and ive now noticed I cannot actually attach images like other forums. Any way around this?)

    Forget the above about adding pics, sorted!

    Andy
     
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  2. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Anything?

    Andy
     
  3. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    HOLY-!

    My Q6600 gives up on me the moment the FSB increases above 290.

    And 531?!?!?!

    We can't see your temps, anyway. Use the print screen feature in the future.
     
  4. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Nice!
    What motherboard you using?
    Can you validate with cpu-z?
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    that's amazing, no reason to buy the new i7s if you can run this 24/7.

    show us the temperature and running Prime. the 2 photos i can see are both of CPU-z
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    a full 1GHz faster than my Q6600, only got mine under water last weekend, and i really need to switch the pump out soon as the O ring broke and currently its bonded together with silicone bathroom sealant Cheesecake!


    Either way i know there is more speed in there i just need time, and now i have a speed to chase!
     
  7. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Wow that is insane! How long can you run at this speed before it blue screens on you?
     
  8. Gunter

    Gunter What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice speed, this Q6600 are insane, can you post a pic of yout temps?
    Maybe with show us your PSU, or probably most common that youir voltages are very high for this OC, but if you manage to arrange this problaby you get it stable.

    I just step down a few MHZ and see what happens in Prime.

    Congrats for the OC man and nice WC system too.
     
  9. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    ln2 maybe, otherwise, drop it a few mhz and ur about as fast as a q6600 as there is. nice
     
  10. lxrysprtmscl

    lxrysprtmscl Minimodder

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    holy cow.
    now that is an overclock!
    crazy.

    what are your temps like at that speed?
     
  11. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Oddly it doesnt actually blue screen, it just locks up and does nothing which is why I believe I should with some tinkering be able to get it stable. Temps are as follows.

    -core0 32c
    -core1 34c
    -core2 34c
    -core3 33c

    Thats all at idle and within 15minutes of it being on. I cant take readings for load as it locks on me when I try and do anything drastic. Im thinking the issue probably isnt cpu related but more mobo chipset releated as the 780i runs notoriously hot anyway!

    As you can see the fsb isnt off the charts and many people OC the e8400-e8600 to a point where the fsb is in excess of that. Going to keep tinkering, possibly going to have to run a couple of tec's on the chipsets, see if I can get the temps down on them.

    Andy
     
  12. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Not to want to dampen your hopes
    But im sure those temps are wrong, or your entire cpu-z is wrong
    Can you show us a validation?
    Because thats a world record brekaing chip if its for real.
    Also, getting 500+ fsb on a dual is totally different than getting it on a quad.
     
  13. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    HE MADE A WORLD RECORD!!
     
  14. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Not a world record, far from it, I believe it to be around 5.2ghz??? thats over a half ghz faster than this! I've seen faster to be fair when I went to a "meet" for overclockers and system builders over at a school in croydon around 4 months ago. Wasnt really much in the way of overclocking but there was one chip just pushing 4.8ghz which it has to be said is bl**dy impressive! As for validation, thats as far as I can get it before it locks as pulling the plug becomes the means to which it is turned off hence only a photo. Im sure I could get validation at a slightly lower value but that kind of defies the point a little.

    So stress temps unknown as I can never get it that far, voltage on the chip I would say is about at max without causing damage.

    On another note, cant get tec on the s/b as the gtx260s mean they cant be fitted. Its a very close call with the waterblocks as it is. Heat seems to be an issue here as its pretty toasty to touch.

    Andy
     
  15. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    to be honest, a unstable chip that can't complete any simple action is a bit pointless. do try to get it stable and get a validation.
     
  16. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Aye, I agree with you there but the main point of the initial post was to ask for some advice on getting it stable. Knocking it back a hundred mhz or so is looking like the main thing to do me thinks.

    Will try and get all running for a vaildation on it later on this evening.

    Andy
     
  17. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    i do know this Q6600 overclocked to 4GHz and over dont last that long at all maybe a few months but it will die sooner or later in the near future.

    Also in day to day running of a Q6600 there isn't much to be gained over 3.8Ghz except increased electricity bills and a very hot room.
     
  18. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    No, he didnt break the WR, but that chip will probably if its clocks like that on water
    Get it cold!
    See what your highest validation is
    Thats a decent chip you have there.
    Where you located?
     
  19. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    dont tell him...he wants it...he wants the precious...he wants to steal it.
     
  20. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Ofcourse I want it, a bench session with it would be great!
    But seriously, more info please, and the highest validation would be nice.
     

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