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How to overclock Q6600 from 2.4Ghz

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to overlocking and i dont want to do anything before i gained some good advise.
I mostly play games where i just miss those fps i really need when it comes to it so i want to overclock my cpu a little bit or as far as you guys think i can.

Here are my settings smile.gif

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Q6600 2.4Ghz
4GB RAM
GTS250 1GB
Audigy 4 pro

I also made some photos to show how my BIOS setup looks like.
What i want to know is what i need to do, how to do, and what to keep in mind.
Thank you for taking time to look at my questions smile.gif

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post #2 of 5

I think your CPU is good enough to not be the bottleneck in your system.

 

Having come from a Athlon II 245 -> Phenom II 965 -> i7 930 I didn't notice any difference whatsoever in any of my games(with the exception of Skyrim with shadows) when getting a new CPU while still having GTS 250s.

 

GTS 250s are notoriously horrible overclockers so I'm afraid there isn't much you can do in that field. With that being said though you could probably get another 50mhz on the processor speed but don't expect much of a FPS jump. Don't expect overclocking anything else to help much either.

 

I'm not the most experienced overclocker though so I'll try to speed up the process for people who can help you.

 

Questions:

What is the cooling situation on the system? (idle/load temps on stock volts)

What RAM do you have? (as in the speed, timings, or a Newegg link preferably)


Edited by Ryleh - 2/4/12 at 8:55pm
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Looks like to me that you do not know any thing about overclocking. It will be difficult to help you. Read up on it, watch some video's ect...

You can even try googleing your motherboard and CPU to see if their is a guid on how to overclock them

EXAMPLE:Q6600 overclock on EVGA 680i LT

Your GPU is on the low end of today's standards but just 4 years ago it was the best GPU on market. Games have not changed that much in the past the 4 years.
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Originally Posted by Ryleh View Post

I think your CPU is good enough to not be the bottleneck in your system.

Having come from a Athlon II 245 -> Phenom II 965 -> i7 930 I didn't notice any difference whatsoever in any of my games(with the exception of Skyrim with shadows) when getting a new CPU while still having GTS 250s.

GTS 250s are notoriously horrible overclockers so I'm afraid there isn't much you can do in that field. With that being said though you could probably get another 50mhz on the processor speed but don't expect much of a FPS jump. Don't expect overclocking anything else to help much either.

I'm not the most experienced overclocker though so I'll try to speed up the process for people who can help you.

Questions:
What is the cooling situation on the system? (idle/load temps on stock volts)
What RAM do you have? (as in the speed, timings, or a Newegg link preferably)

man my old Galaxy GTS250 512mb OC'd like a bat out of hell i got a good 150mhz on the core.
post #5 of 5
Hi there Quekel, don't game myself but hope to be overclocking a Q6700 soon using this excellent basic overclocking guide which i'm going to give you the link to. This explains 'fundamentals' of overclocking very simply. Hope this helps you.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/1-c2d-overclocking-guide-beginners.html
Edited by merdat - 2/5/12 at 11:24am
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