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Hardware Overclocking Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 25 Jul 2007.

  1. Icemanoc

    Icemanoc What's a Dremel?

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    Motherboard BIOS is the latest available, P30.

    I'm not too annoyed as obviously this PC can do everything i ask of it without hiccuping, but i really wanted to try for 400mhz FSB so i could run my ram at 1:1 (i was going to drop the multiplier to 8X for an overall 3.2ghz so i didn't crank up the heat too much) but i can't even get to 333mhz stable (regardless of multiplier) it doesn't seem to be a FSB gap either as experimenting with higher FSB's lead to the same poor stability.
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i have by q6600 G0 batch A sitting on top of my shinny new Antec p182 case. and i was also hoping for that exact kind of overclock. 400x8 :(

    have you tryed with other motherboard? i think it may be the 680i's fault
     
  3. Icemanoc

    Icemanoc What's a Dremel?

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    Unfortunately until this PC I was always using AMD. So I have no motherboards around that can use this CPU. and I'll be damned if I'm spending more money to buy a motherboard to check if my own board isn't working properly.

    oh well looks like I'm not the only one stumped :wallbash:
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i'll let you know what sort overclock i can get with my q6600 G0 batch A with a intel P35 chipset, hopefully before end of next week
     
  5. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    DAM! This means to me I must get Q6600 And throw my E6600 on the Junk! It's Fast! Love it.. I love overclocking, lol Just not up the FSB! But also the Volts! I made a crazy Overclocking Test first time I bought my PC! In fact when I got my XTX I unhook the stock cooler and installed that Zalman VGA water cooling and test it. Zalman Sux but who cares now, If I will get water cooling Aqua Computers is my choice ;) made in German Gears! Rule!

    I love this CPU it's the best in all word meaning! Thanks for this.
     
  6. Zabba51

    Zabba51 What's a Dremel?

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    Hello,
    Im new to the overclocking. But ive been trying to figure it out. So far everything i have done fails >< So i was hoping i could get some advice from someone.

    For starters ill give you what im running.
    EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI Socket 775 Motherboard
    Intel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU
    OCZ 850w GameXStream Power Supply
    (2)PNY GeForce XLR8 8800 GTS 640MB PCIe w/Dual DVI
    (4)Patriot 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz

    I had tried simple things like clockin it to 2.6 ghz which is a small small increase but i couldnt even do that right. If someone wouldnt mind helping me or point me in the direction of a good way to learn how to do this i would be appreciative.
     
  7. GuitarBizarre

    GuitarBizarre <b>banned</b>

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    Post your temps please?

    You more than likely need to get some kind of improved cooling. You can OC the duos on stock cooling, but they produce way less heat than quads. Spend some bones on a better heatsink then try again.
     
  8. Tsen

    Tsen Steeped In Romance

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    Yeah, you'll need better than stock to overclock one. Mine runs hotter idling with stock than it does under load with a $25 cooler.
    That said, my overclock is standing at:
    3.0 Ghz (333 x9)
    Idle: 47, 42, 44, 43 (The first core handles a lot of background processes, so it's a bit warmer.)
    Load: 63, 59, 58, 60 (Never gone a hair above 64, even under Prime95 or after four or five hour Oblivion and Bioshock sessions)
    Don't remember what the voltage is exactly, but it's a touch below 1.3 volts.
    Cooled by a Freezer 7 Pro.
     
  9. Guest-16

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    P30+ BIOS?

    Voltages, temps and frequency settings.

    You've got 8GB of memory!! WTF for?? That's what's probably holding you back - the super high density sticks.
     
  10. Zabba51

    Zabba51 What's a Dremel?

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    Really what im looking for is a guide or website that will teach you how to overclock. As i said before i am very lost when it comes to all this and would like to know where to sart with this. I followed some information a friend gave me when he overclocked his system since were running the same mobo and processor. But it didnt work on mine.

    (Sorry if im wasting your time, jus tryin to get information from people that have done this before since there isnt anyone at the base im workin on who has done this.)
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    hehe, Q6600 G0 steppings are superb.

    currently running mine at 388x8 =3.1Ghz (1.395 Vcore set in BIOS) with all 4 cores at 40c when surfing the internet, and goes up to a maximum of 65c when doing the prime95 torture test for 1 hour. what else can i ask for?

    i tryed 400x8, can boot into Vista and run torture test, but failed after 40mins. i am scared to go above 1.4 Vcore with a pretty, but not very efficient Zalman 9500.
     
  12. Zabba51

    Zabba51 What's a Dremel?

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    ok i got it confiugured.

    CPU runnin at 3.0, multiplyer x9
    fos mem clock unlinked
    mem ddr at 800

    cpu core 1.16250v
    cpu fsb 1:4
    memory 2.50 v
    nforce spp 1.45v
    nforce mcp 1.50v
    spp-mcp 1.40

    It starts up and goes thorugh all the checks. But when it hits the windows screen the system restarts. Any suggestions?
     
  13. Tsen

    Tsen Steeped In Romance

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    You might need to increase the voltage to the CPU, 1.16 is pretty low for a 3.0 ghz overclock. Try upping it to 1.25 or 1.3ish and see if that helps.
    And I'm assuming Windows starts normally when the processor isn't OC'd?
     
  14. Zabba51

    Zabba51 What's a Dremel?

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    Yes windows starts perfectly fine when the processor isnt over clocked.
     
  15. Zabba51

    Zabba51 What's a Dremel?

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    I was reading online that this board wont overclock with the quad core processor. I dont know if this is true, if anyone has heard anyhting on that i am interested to hear about it.
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Are you running the latest BIOS?
     
  17. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    you need about 1.28 on the Vcore to get to 3Ghz with a low FSB. i'd personally recommend a higher FSB for Q6600 since its inter-core communications are done on it, so a higher FSB should mean better performance overall
     
  18. impar

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    Greetings!

    My G0 is working stably at 9*333 with 1.2375v in BIOS (~1.2v real).

    Thinking to aim at 8*400, 1:1 with the RAM.
     
  19. zmatovic

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    Dear Forum users,
    I am a professor of bioinorganic chemistry. As a part of research my group is involved in computer chemistry (quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics). So far we worked on single workstation equiped with intel P4 3.0GHz. Through the time our demands were getting bigger, and today we purchased two identical machines to make a small cluster for parallel computing:
    "MB: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P
    CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz
    RAM: 4 x 1GB DDR2 Transcend PC800
    Optics: Pioneer 112D
    HDD: 160GB WD SATA2 8mb
    Video: Asus EN6200TC 256mb
    Power: Chieftec 550w
    Case: Chieftec CH-03P-A-OP"

    I wish to kindly ask you for opinion about overclocking the system: May I implement the same values as stated in the article or its a better to use default overclocking (5 values inside C.I.A.2. option for this mother board)?; Is it safe for cpu, mb and memories if I overclocked up to no more than 3.GHz?; What would You suggest for our system which we intent to use as a small cluster build up of these two machines.
    Sorry for such a long story.

    Thanks to all of you willing to help.
    Zoran

    web-site: http://www.pmf.kg.ac.yu/~zmatovic/index.htm
     
  20. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    well, professor, i would suggest go into the BIOS and raise the FSB value to 334. see if you can boot into operating system and run "Prime95" to check if it's table.

    as long as you don't let the CPU temperature go above 71c (that's for G0 stepping though, not sure about B3 steppings, use "CPU-Z" to check stepping) you should be okay and don't need to worry about its safety.

    i don't know much about cluster computing, so sorry that i cannot comment on the optimum settings for those kinds of operation. surely you could consult the Computing departments of the university on those.
     
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