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how should i oc a Q6600 on an EP45-UD3R with a Coolermaster hyper 212 plus

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Yeah so basically, the parts are:
Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz
Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
Coolermaster hyper 212 plus
I managed to get it to 2.7 Ghz by upping the clock from 8x -> 9x and the fsb from 266 to 300 with all the voltages on auto, but after this it just wont start.
I want to get it anywhere around 3.2-3.6 Ghz, but i dont know how much voltage to use. I tried 400 x 9 which gives me 3.6 Ghz, but same problem, it wouldnt start. i tried 1.2,1.3,1.4, and 1.5 voltages but it just wouldnt start.
post #2 of 9
I could only get mine to 3.4 GHz, 4 is ridiculous as is 1.5 V IMHO

dunx

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post #3 of 9
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if my problem was solved by googling it i would have never made this thread....
Also im asking for 3.2-3.6, not 4. obviously that is ridiculous.
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I want to get it anywhere around 3.2-3.6 Ghz
post #4 of 9
What RAM are you using? Brand/rated speed/timings/voltage?

What fans do you have on that Hyper 212? I'll tell you right now, you'll need 2 good ones in push/pull if you want to get above 3.4 GHz with that cooler. Don't get me wrong, that's an excellent cooler...but, these Q6600's make some heat after you get to about 1.45vcore and, you'll be looking at at least 1.55 for a decent oc past 3.4 GHz--and that's taking it that the cpu isn't a "stubborn" one.

Let me dig threw my profiles and I'll give you something to try here in a bit.

But keep in mind: cooling is going to be key here. My Megahalems can't keep up with this Q6600 past 3.7 GHz if I run a stress test like Prime95--my temps skyrocket--and this is with 2 Yate Loon high speeds at full speed with a 38mm shroud on the push fan using MX4 tim.

I'll post back something for you to try in a bit. thumb.gif
 
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CPU =
Motherboard =
BIOS Version =
Ram =

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
CPU Clock Ratio .............................: 8
Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:
CPU Frequency ..............................: 3200 MHz


Clock Chip Control
Standard Clock Control
CPU Host Clock Control..................: ENABLED
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100


Advanced Clock Control
CPU Clock Drive.......: 800mv
PCI E Clock Drive.....: 800mv



DRAM Performance Control
Performance Enhance...................: STANDARD
(G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400
System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00 D
Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
DRAM Timing Selectable ................: ENABLED



Standard Timing Control
CAS Latency Time........................:
tRCD .............................................: <-- These timings you set according to your RAM
tRP.................................................:
tRAS..............................................:




Motherboard Voltage Control
LOad Line Calibration..........: ENABLED
CPU
CPU Vcore….……….............................: 1.50
CPU Termination…..... 1.200V...............: 1.38
CPU PLL…………………....1.500V.......: 1.57
CPU Referen.…………....0.755V...........: .874

MCH/ICH
MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.32
MCH Reference….…….0.800V............: .874
MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V..............: <-- After you set your RAM stuff manually set this to the stock shown right there
ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: 1.50
ICH Core…………...……1.100V...........: 1.10

DRAM
DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V...........: 1.80

DRAM Termination .…0.900V.......: <-- Set all stock then set RAMv.
Channel A Reference 0.900V......... :
Channel B Reference 0.900V.........:



Advanced Settings
Limit CPUID Max to 3 .............. : Disabled
No-Execute Memory Protect...........: Enabled
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ............: Disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2)..........: Disabled
CPU EIST Function...................: Disabled
Virtualization Technology...........: Enabled


PC Health
Smart Fan Control...................: Disabled <-- Will make your cpu fan run 100% at all times, you're going to need that


Try this out and see if it boots. This is just a test so don't worry--that board should be fine.

You should really fill in your system specs as best as you can also because everything comes into play when overclocking, kinda--RAM, power supply, fans. Just a tip.
 
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post #6 of 9
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Oh sorry forgot to post those
Im using
G.Skill 2 x 2 GB DDR2 800
timings and everything is stock on the ram, 5-5-5-15.
Corsair tx750w
My power supply is only supporting one hdd, one small fan on the side of the case, and a dvd drive, thats about it other then the main parts (1 GPU, MOBO, CPU, RAM)
and im using the fan that comes with the heatsink.
and ill also give that a shot and ill let you know what happens.
Thanks.
Edited by mrconfus3d - 9/14/12 at 5:41pm
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The setup you showed me worked, im running at 3.2 Ghz and it is stable. i did a stability test with everest and my cpu hits around 50-51 degrees under max load.
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The setup you showed me worked, im running at 3.2 Ghz and it is stable. i did a stability test with everest and my cpu hits around 50-51 degrees under max load.

Hey, glad it booted like that. But Everest is not a stability test. Not really. You are going to have to test it harder or, you could slowly go corrupting your Windows install over time. Sounds crazy but, it happens. I know, I cut corners a long time ago and it happened to me.

You want to run a program like Prime95 64-bit for at least 6-8 hours. But the fact that your cpu is reaching 51c just running Everest says you'll have to be ready to stop the test at any moment, so for the first hour or so don't leave the pc unattended, you'll have to watch the temps to be sure they don't get out of hand or you could damage something. 72c is the max safe temp for these cpus, so, you want to stay at ~73 or as far below that as possible when testing or doing anything else---if you stay too far above that for too long, you could damage something.

Go a bit further now and see how far you get before it won't boot. I don't think your RAM can take too much overclocking but, you may be able to get a bit more out of it.

* First, set your RAM voltage to 1.84 (The product page says it's rated to run up to 1.9 but, you don't have to go that far just yet.)
* Next, change the fsb upwards a bit here --> CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 400 First try 410 MHz here, that'll take you to 3.28 GHz. If it boots and gets into Windows okay, try 420--that'll take you to 3.36 Ghz. Then try 425, that will take you to 3.4 GHz.

Don't change anything else: Just bump your RAM voltage up to 1.84 and creep the fsb up in those steps I put there---410, then 420, then 425. Let's see how far she gets like that then we'll go from there.

You should consider going push/pull with some good fans on your cooler. In all seriousness, these Q6600's throw out some serious heat at higher speeds. Just a heads up thumb.gif

Here are some useful threads for you to poke through:

EP45 UD3 Owners Guide. <-- Some master clockers still drop into that thread from time-to-time. Good place to read up on your board. Ask a question or two.

These are just some old Q6600 threads you can kinda flip through to get a feel for what to expect with that chip:
SCLAR
Q6600's

See how far you can get with that fsb. Try for at least 3.4 but, don't raise any voltages--only the RAM to 1.84. I'll check back in in a bit.
 
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Originally Posted by mrconfus3d View Post

if my problem was solved by googling it i would have never made this thread....
Also im asking for 3.2-3.6, not 4. obviously that is ridiculous.

Sorry it was the 400 fsb that I was thinking of...

It's been years since I killed my Q6600 biggrin.gif

dunx

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