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Overclocking a 6600 Conroe

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I'm going to be overclocking ym 6600 conroe, but I have a few questions first. I hear that you are supposed to check for stability every +.01v increase. Does this mean that every time I need to run prime95 or superpi? These apps take a few hours at least to get results, isn't there are quicker way? Also, since I hear that these chips can hit 3.0ghz easy (especially since I have liquid cooling) would it be okay to see if I can jump to 3.0ghz without increasing vcore? I would check for stability right after that and if stable, I would proceed with smaller step increases.

Main question: What is the fastest way to check for stability?

I was thinking of running 3Dmark to test it. Would that be adequet or is it too graphics intensive and doesn't put on enough cpu stress? Last thing, I hear that I don't want to go past 55C load. Is this the real answer? Some say 45 load, some say 60, but I am unsure what to think...
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You can hit 3.0 easily without increasing vcore

do this

FSB 333
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lock pci to .33
pcie frequency to 100mhz
vcore 1.35
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but there really is no "faster" way to test for stability. Unless you don't need it to be 24/7 stable.
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