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I'm overclocking my E6600... Is there some settings I should enable or disable in the BIOS to get a better overclock?
My mobo is the Abit AW9D-MAX...
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With that chip/board, you should get a good OC. There's lots of settings you can tweak.

If you'd like more help, I'd suggest posting your current settings, and what you've already tried. From there, I'm sure someone can give you more detailed help. With the above info, it's a bit too general
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Ok, here we go:

This is my current speeds and settings:
CPU @ 3378MHz - 1.4125v (E6600)
FSB @ 375MHz - 1.6v
RAM @ 375MHz - 2.0v (4-4-3-8) @ 1:1 (Corsair TWIN2X 6400C4 (2x1GB))

I havn't changed any other values than this in the BIOS...
With these settings, it rock stable!
I know I can push it further.. I've been up to 390MHz FSB... But there it starts to become unstable... So, I wonder... Is there anything I need to/should enable/disable to get further???
Or, what are your suggestions???
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Your FSB should definitely go higher.

When you raise and it gets unstable, have you tried running a divider so your memory stays near the current speed? Also, you can try tweaking the timings on the memory (make them a bit higher) as this can also help.

Furthermore, you can always up the voltage a bit more if you are so inclined, just be careful.
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The stock speed of my RAM is 400MHz (@ 1.8v), so atm it's actually "underclocked" (with tighter timings, stock is 4-4-4-12), if it's something thats named that... lol
So, the RAM isn't holding me back...

I know about upping the voltages... but it seems that it wont help too much when I get up to 390MHz FSB...
Thats why I'm wondering if it's any other settings that should be enabled/disabled, or any other tweaks that I should know about..!
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Originally Posted by SUXBlade View Post
The stock speed of my RAM is 400MHz (@ 1.8v), so atm it's actually "underclocked" (with tighter timings, stock is 4-4-4-12), if it's something thats named that... lol
So, the RAM isn't holding me back...

I know about upping the voltages... but it seems that it wont help too much when I get up to 390MHz FSB...
Thats why I'm wondering if it's any other settings that should be enabled/disabled, or any other tweaks that I should know about..!
Good point on the memory, I didn't read close enough

I presume you have PCI lock and all that good jazz... I'd say next step is to tweak your voltages a tad, see where that takes you.
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