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Q6600 overclocking

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by MooCow Man, 19 Dec 2007.

  1. MooCow Man

    MooCow Man What's a Dremel?

    19 May 2004
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    Oooops, moved to the Hardware Threads.

    Hey all,

    It's question time again ;-)

    I have built my new system based on a Quad core Q6600 on a BFG 680i SLi board with twin 8800GT OC2's and 4 gig of Crucial Ram, my question is this, everyone said go for the Q6600 as it can be overclocked so easily to 3.0ghz etc, how does one go about this, I tried upping the Ghz on the Nforce controller but it just freezes, then I read that I have to up voltages etc....anyone care to walk me through this?

    Any help much appreciated, easy to follow step by step help really really appreciated :)


    On another note it's worth mentioning that something may be a little screwwy, I am running Vista 64 ultimate, when I run 3D Mark all is good with high FPS on the 3D tests BUT on the CPU tests I only get 1 frame per second with doesn't seem right, any ideas about this?
    Last edited: 19 Dec 2007
  2. Muffins17

    Muffins17 What's a Dremel?

    12 Dec 2007
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    I'm replying in a break so it will be brief.

    Firstly, 1 or 2 FPS in the cpu tests is perfectly normal, that's how it should be.

    To overclock you need to, on the bios splash screen (the first screen you see), press DEL or F2 or something to enter the BIOS.

    Then there will be a section entitled Advanced settings, of Intelligent Tweaker or something of the like. First thing you need to do is increase the FSB, baby steps are important. With each step check if the pc can boot to windows, if not increase the CPU voltage in baby steps and check again, then back to FSB.

    Note you may need to fiddle with RAM and Chip voltages but i'll get back to that later.
  3. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

    18 Mar 2007
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