Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 6600 & P5W-DH Deluxe
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

6600 & P5W-DH Deluxe - Page 2

post #11 of 14
If auto works, why change it

I think the conroes all get up to 3ghz with about 1.3v because 2.93ghz is the default clock for the x6800, hence the conroe
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.2ghz 458fsb Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Vmod Evga 8800gtx @ 752 / 2028 2gb G.Skill PC6400 HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x wd80 Pioneer dvd-r+ xp 22" Mitsubishi crt 1920x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech TT Toughpower 750W Floor.... Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.2ghz 458fsb Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Vmod Evga 8800gtx @ 752 / 2028 2gb G.Skill PC6400 HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x wd80 Pioneer dvd-r+ xp 22" Mitsubishi crt 1920x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech TT Toughpower 750W Floor.... Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 14
I have left mine on auto before. I suggest however that you do not.

When "Auto" is selected the voltage will scale with clock frequency on most revisions of the P5WDH BIOS. Therefore for safety I suggest you do not do so.

Example: At 3.2GHz (on Auto) my CPU's voltage was automatically increased to 1.425v, whereas it works happily on stock voltage.
post #13 of 14
To achieve clocks above 3.2ghz I actually had to increase my vcore very steeply like that manually. I was stuck at 3.2 on air. To get 3.3ghz I was beyond 1.4v
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.2ghz 458fsb Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Vmod Evga 8800gtx @ 752 / 2028 2gb G.Skill PC6400 HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x wd80 Pioneer dvd-r+ xp 22" Mitsubishi crt 1920x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech TT Toughpower 750W Floor.... Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.2ghz 458fsb Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Vmod Evga 8800gtx @ 752 / 2028 2gb G.Skill PC6400 HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x wd80 Pioneer dvd-r+ xp 22" Mitsubishi crt 1920x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech TT Toughpower 750W Floor.... Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooch49 View Post
thanks for the tips. just one question. there seems to be debate about where to put the cpu vcore. i guess it's just a matter of testing and how good your cooling is. but should it never be at auto when overclocking.
I just want to re-state that IMHO, you should never leave it on AUTO. Not only is it wasteful, but it can also cause more damage to your CPU than is necessary. As The Manual stated above, and many other people have noted as well, AUTO does not select the most advantageous setting.

Why push 1.45v through your CPU when 1.3v will do? Especially if you don't plan to replace your CPU soon.....too much voltage can cause early failure of a CPU. And why not take control of your settings anyway? You are already in the BIOS tweaking other settings....why NOT take an extra 2 milliseconds to manually set your voltage and have it under your control?

Just my opinion......

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 6600 & P5W-DH Deluxe