Ok so the temps seemed fine so for kicks I tried OCing one more time with some of your advice... this time I set the Vcore to 1.3 and underclocked the memory to 800 cuz it was running at a default of 966, or atleast the bios info said that. I brought it up to 3.2 and the temps seem to be running decent so far. I will run prime for a while and look at it more maybe when I get back from work tomorrow morning but atleast it booted successfully and seems to be running stable so far. I want to test this and hopefully push it to 3.4 or even better 3.6 like most peoples goals have been.
Thanks for the help so far. The only other question I had was if it would be better to lower my multiplayer and raise my bus speed instead of just leaving it at 10x like I did and raising the bus speed. Is it better for the CPU or board or more efficient to use a diff ratio?
I'm currently running stress tests for my Q6700 at 3.5Ghz with 1.43 vcore. Heat is my biggest problem right now. It's running at 59*C on the large FFT test after 20 mins. My VID is 1.325, at I could run 3.2Ghz stable with 1.35 vcore. Huge jump from 3.2 to 3.5
Yes and the further you push most of the Q6700 the greater the amount of V to MHz gained. I run mine at 3.96 and it requires 1.7V to do that and be prime stable if I go to 4.1 GHz it requires 1.85V the Q6700 really do not seem to have any real limit to the it, it just takes balls and allot of V to get them there.
Again my question is.... is it better or more stable if you lower the multiplier and raise the bus... or does the ratio not matter as long as the Vcore is raised correctly and the temp will be the same and stuff?