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Hi,

My Q6600 is begining to stress me out and I was wondering if any seasoned pros could help me out.

Basically i'm trying to get it stable @ 3.2ghz but struggling.

I have it set to 400x8 whic boots with no problems, ram is set to 800 with a 1:1 divider so no problems there.

The problems start when running prime95 on small ffts, it runs ok for the first 5 mins or so, and then i notice in cpuz that the cores all drop down to stock 2.4ghz. I've got C1E, speedstep and spread spectrums all disabled also.

To rule out voltage i've set it to 1.5v and on load it draws 1.45v so i know she is getting plenty of juice, also temps never go above 56/58 as i've got her under a noctua with 2 fans on. Oh and i've bumped up nb and sb voltages also to no avail.

I've been reading guides and all sorts but cant figure out why i cant get this chip stable.

If anyone has any ideas i'd be really gratefull.
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post #2 of 14
Have you disabled (intel ThermalMonitor) on cpu features? (should be with speedstep etc)

as on my ASUS board it downclocks when my core temp reaches around 70c
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post #3 of 14
I'd try what aramil says first. Go back in and disable everything temp/throttling related--you don't need any of that right now.

It sounds like it's throttling so there has to be something you missed in there.

I'm not familiar with ASUS BIOS but, with 1.5vcore, no way that 3.2 shouldn't be good to go.
 
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aramil View Post
Have you disabled (intel ThermalMonitor) on cpu features? (should be with speedstep etc)

as on my ASUS board it downclocks when my core temp reaches around 70c
Thanks! Worked a treat and now it stops at 3.2ghz no problem, just to fine tune my voltage back down and see what i can really get out of it.

It was just called IntelTM in my bios which is why i missed it lol.

Thanks again!
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post #5 of 14
Now push for 3.6.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Now push for 3.6.
This.

See how far you can go with a starting vcore of 1.440 in CPU-Z. These chips can take much more but it's also at the price of a TON of heat.
 
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post #7 of 14
Voltage and the Q6600 don't go well together. They can handle it but most air cooling can't.

At 1.325v I can get 3.1Ghz. Anything more requires a bump in voltage to 1.35v ... which raises load temps by 10C.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Voltage and the Q6600 don't go well together. They can handle it but most air cooling can't.

At 1.325v I can get 3.1Ghz. Anything more requires a bump in voltage to 1.35v ... which raises load temps by 10C.
'Cause you have B3.

What does OP have? G0 or B3?
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post #9 of 14
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I have a G0, ive not really had a chance to play much due to some mental hours at work, but its been pime95'd over night @ 3.2 with just 1.35v so not too bad. My VID is 1.325 so to just increase the volts a bit and get 3.2 im quite suprised.

I'll try for more when i got a bit of time off work.
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post #10 of 14
OP what temps do you see @ 3.2?

I used to run mine at 3.2, but then it got super cranky - and since I can run within the VID range @ 3.0 (1.28v), I figured why not leave it there? Not that I want to discourage OC'ing.
 
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