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Q6600 - ~3.4Ghz, stability issues

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Hello everyone,

I ran a stable 3.6Ghz OC for 6 months before my BIOS reset and I lost the settings. Using the same settings on the same hardware I have been unable to achieve the 24/7 ~3.6Ghz OC I used to maintain.

I have instead set my goals for a more modest ~3.4Ghz. At the moment I keep suffering from really random BSOD such as watchdog.sys and IRLQ.

In lieu of playing 20 questions I have restored my BIOS to default. Where do you suggest I go from here to reach a stable ~3.4Ghz?
Edited by Internets - 8/11/11 at 11:14pm
post #2 of 20
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Going to test these settings and start from here. Anything else I should disable?

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AI overclock tuner: manual
CPU ratio setting: x9.0
FSB Freq: 380

DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Read Training: Auto

CPU Voltage: Auto
CPU GTL Reference: Auto
CPU PPL Voltage: Auto
FSB Termination Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: Auto

CPU Spread Spectrum: disable
C1E Support: disable
post #3 of 20
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Stable through 12 hours of Prime95 Small FFTs. Easiest overclock on Earth? I believe so. How do I give myself +rep?



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Originally Posted by Internets
AI overclock tuner: manual
CPU ratio setting: x9.0
FSB Freq: 380

DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Read Training: Auto

CPU Voltage: Auto
CPU GTL Reference: Auto
CPU PPL Voltage: Auto
FSB Termination Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: Auto

CPU Spread Spectrum: disable
C1E Support: disable
post #4 of 20
Nice job, seems like you should be able to get back to 3.6 if you only used those settings to get to 3.4. What was your vcore at 3.6 before?
post #5 of 20
Already getting 75C under P95 small fft's, I don't think you should go for 3.6Ghz.
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really since you can go up to 1.6v on that chip you should push it more...
    
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i had the same problem at a time. Sometimes with a stable overclock the system is barely holding on with the voltages you gave it, try CPU speed pro to give a direction, if it spikes to high in its first cycle you gave it to much volt and visa virsa. If this doesn't solve anything try upping your FSB volt. Some motherboard have a FSB voltage regulator that always wants to go to high on auto so if you manualy push it, it will stay at a static number
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post #8 of 20
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I see 75C at load in a room with an ambient temperature of 31C after 12 straight hours. Even then it was never sustained for any length of time. It is currently the hottest part of the day.

When I kept my 3.6Ghz OC my vcore was 1.475 and in real world load during BFBC2 my chip never passed 70C.
post #9 of 20
Hmm... I guess I overlooked those temps, they would make me a little nervous if they got much higher. But still, it would be fun to see if you could get 3.6 out of it and see what temps it gives you.

For my P5Q Pro, I had to bump up the FSB voltage to get to 4.4, along with increasing vcore. Though, it may have had more to do with me wanting to keep my ram at 1:1 with the FSB.
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Just suffered an odd BSOD. I was playing BFBC2 on 1920x1080 @ max settings. BFBC2 crashes to desktop. I open Real Temp and see my hottest recorded temperature was 66C. About 30 seconds after BFBC2 crashed Windows 7 crashes to BSOD.

What could be the cause of such a strange series of crashes? Windows 7 was completely responsive as soon as BFBC2 crashed.

I was completely stable during 12-hours of Prime95 Small FFTs. I have been using my computer all day as well as some light gaming such as Diablo II with no problems. It is not until I start playing BFBC2 that things get unstable.


I am still running these very simple BIOS settings.

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Originally Posted by Internets
AI overclock tuner: manual
CPU ratio setting: x9.0
FSB Freq: 380

DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Read Training: Auto

CPU Voltage: Auto
CPU GTL Reference: Auto
CPU PPL Voltage: Auto
FSB Termination Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: Auto

CPU Spread Spectrum: disable
C1E Support: disable

Edited by Internets - 8/11/11 at 2:30pm
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