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Hello my friend has a Q6600 and is trying to OC it to 3.4 or 3.6, the highest we got it was to 3.2Ghz but after that it keeps shutting down or BSODing, we even tried it at 1.49 vcore and it crashed in less than 10 min under prime 95 with the temps not going above 60.

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Q6600 GO
xfx 680i LT mobo
hyper 212+
8800gt
ddr2 ram pc 6400 800mhz
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post #2 of 9
Make sure you're staying within the RAM specs or that may be causing you to become unstable. Adjust the RAM divider so that the RAM stays under 800mhz, couldn't hurt to bump up the NB voltage some either.

The 680i isn't the best clocking motherboard either, should be able to hit 375-400mhz though. What are your NB and FSB voltages at?
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I believe 1.4 for NB and FSB but even changing it to 1.5 didnt work

Also we are both not sure how adjust the ram divider, the ram is set to unlinked if it helps
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If i remember correctly, all variants of the 680i were notoriously terrible for overclocking quad cores. 3.2 might be the limit of that board. It could also be the chip as well, not all of them can get past 3.2.
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post #5 of 9
They may have done pretty good but nothing like a 790i I think your 3.2 might be as high as you get with the 680i. I wouldn't go much higher with the voltage.
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post #6 of 9
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If i remember correctly, all variants of the 680i were notoriously terrible for overclocking quad cores. 3.2 might be the limit of that board. It could also be the chip as well, not all of them can get past 3.2.
oh thats a shame my friend really wanted to get a videocard that wouldnt bottleneck his quadcore for BF3 when it comes out.
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post #7 of 9
A 3.2Ghz Q6600 Quad isn't going to bottleneck any single card solution at 1080p, and if it does you'll be >60FPS anyway.
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post #8 of 9
Yea as said 680i is tough for overclocking quads. Stability is the issue.
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post #9 of 9
Back when i was Ocing my Q6600 I setup voltage to 1.45 in the bios but i kept crashing due to instability. I even whedn up to 1.5v at 3.2 and i couldnt get it stable. I knew something was wrong because i had the p5k deluxe which is was a high end board and i knew most g0's could reach 3.6 with ease. So i decided to check if there was any vdrop with cpuz. I got HEAPS of it, when i set 1.45v in the bios i remember getting something like 1.23v of actual voltage going through. So i just cranked it up in the bios and turned out I had a decent chip because i hit 3.7 at 1.43v
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