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Hi,

Today I bought Battlefield 3 video game, and I tried to play, but it was lagging so much that I can't played. So I decided to overclock my computer. I OC my GPU with no problem, and increase for 5-10 FPS, but I got stuck with processor. I tried to overclock to 3.2 GHz, and I done it, but the trick is that my FPS drop down for 15-20. So I really need your help...


Here are my specs http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2310923


And here are my bios settings: (I changed only this)


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So what do you recommend? Thanks in advance, and sorry for bad english
post #2 of 13
downclock the ram to 667 and it will make its way back up to 800 when u overclock.

Also try 1.365 volts for the CPU.
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what cooling do you have on the q6600? Not sure how far you can go on a stock heat sink
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

what cooling do you have on the q6600? Not sure how far you can go on a stock heat sink

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Ever checked your CPU frequency when you play?
Sometimes I've heard it downclocks and stays there because of it's temperatures but with an aftermarket cooler, you may want to check those temps again..

Sorry if I can't provide you with any more assistance because I don't use my Q6600 anymore..
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post #6 of 13
Try like this:
Leaving 400Mhz FS, select an FSB strap that allows you to let your ram at 800Mhz (2.00 should be there) .. leave everything related to your rams alone.
Set vcore to 1.38v, CPU GTL to 1.3v PLL to 1.5v, Load line calibration ON and everything else on stock

This should be 100% stable for 3.2Ghz ... Depending on your CPU, you could push it to 3.6 Ghz by using a multi of 9 but that would require quite a bit of voltage bump and messing around with GTL voltage and PLL.
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Try like this:
Leaving 400Mhz FS, select an FSB strap that allows you to let your ram at 800Mhz (2.00 should be there) .. leave everything related to your rams alone.
Set vcore to 1.38v, CPU GTL to 1.3v PLL to 1.5v, Load line calibration ON and everything else on stock
This should be 100% stable for 3.2Ghz ... Depending on your CPU, you could push it to 3.6 Ghz by using a multi of 9 but that would require quite a bit of voltage bump and messing around with GTL voltage and PLL.

Try this and this together:

CPU Spread Spectrum [OFF]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [OFF]


Sounds like some good settings. Depending on how good that cooler is you could go a bit further like Cryptedvick says.
 
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post

Try like this:
Leaving 400Mhz FS, select an FSB strap that allows you to let your ram at 800Mhz (2.00 should be there) .. leave everything related to your rams alone.
Set vcore to 1.38v, CPU GTL to 1.3v PLL to 1.5v, Load line calibration ON and everything else on stock
This should be 100% stable for 3.2Ghz ... Depending on your CPU, you could push it to 3.6 Ghz by using a multi of 9 but that would require quite a bit of voltage bump and messing around with GTL voltage and PLL.

I did what you said, but for FSB strap to NB I didn't know what to choose so I left on stock (options I have 200, 266, 333, 400 MHz ). And for CPU GTL I also left on stock, because I didn't know what to choose ( 0,67x ,0,63x....). I'm new with overclocking, so I have no idea what these numbers means. But for now system is stable, idle temp. is around 35C. Now I just need to try in game..
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Now I've changed some bios settings and it works perfectly. Idle temp. is around 30-35C and 100% load temp. is max. 58C. and is stable for 1 day. I also tested with 3D MARK vantage on Performance, and get score for GPU=9846 and for CPU=11169, and both P10146...Is that good???

My bios settings:

CPU ratio Settings - 8
FSB frequency - 400MHz
PCIE frequency - 100MHz
DRAM Frequency - DDR-800MHz
Load line Calibration - Enabled
CPU spread Spectrum - Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum - Disabled
CPUV: 1.325V
DRAMV: 1.90V

Thank you all for your help wink.gif
Edited by dennix92 - 3/28/12 at 5:25am
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