Originally Posted by mrconfus3d
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
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:SCLARQ6600'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.