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post #1 of 22
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Hi everyone!

I've updated my old '07 rig (see sig) from a E6320 running smoothly for YEARS @ 3.1ghz to a Q6600 G0 (bought used). I was hopping of getting an OC of about 3.2-3.4ghz with it... but I can't get to stabilize for at much more then 2.9ghz (9x323)! Even at 2.9ghz, Prime95 gave me an error on one core 2.5 hours in the test but the others ran fine for 10 hours.

So, pushed it to 2.9GHZ, 9x323 and I've setup Vcore up to 1.34 from 1.32, can't go much higher then that or the temps will go towards the low 80sC. I'm noticing a VDrop of about 0.06. Northbridge and FSB are at +0.1V and RAM +0.4V @ 2.1V (was running the ram like that with the E6320, I don't think it would be useful to go any higher). Timings are auto at 5-5-5-15, 5:6 ratio.

Also, I tried higher FSB (8x400) but it's not stable for very long unless I crank up voltage to about 1.44 but then the temps runs toward the mid 80s which is way too hot for my taste.

So, what am I missing here!? Hope someone can help me out

Thanks!
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post #2 of 22
Have you unlinked your FSB from your northbridge?

It's called the FSB:DRAM strap sometimes.
post #3 of 22
Have you unlinked your FSB from your northbridge?

It's called the FSB:DRAM strap sometimes.
post #4 of 22
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Have you unlinked your FSB from your northbridge?

It's called the FSB:DRAM strap sometimes.

Don't think i can, quote from another forum "Gigabyte BIOS doesn't use "linked and unlinked" like eVGA or "straps" like Asus."

.... grrr
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post #5 of 22
Just getting your manual down now, i'll tell you what you need to do biggrin.gif

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Just getting your manual down now, i'll tell you what you need to do biggrin.gif

Comps

wow, ur the man, thanks smile.gif
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post #7 of 22
Right ok,

So you're going into your BIOS, you're going to the MB Intelligent tweaker

You're setting your CPU host clock control to enabled

You're setting your FSB to 400

Your mulitplier will be at 9 so that's 3.6ghz

Then you go down to your system memory multiplier, you set that to 1:2, this *Should* set your memory to 800mhz again.

up your Vcore to around 1.38 - 1.4 and then test

These processors did get warm, I would probably not want it going above 75c at max. You might need a more robust cooler. If you're hitting 80, I wouldn't want that at all to be honest.

3.4ghz should be enough for gaming etc, so do 3400/9 =377, then set your memory to 1:2 again anyway and then set tighter timings.

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post #8 of 22
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I'll give it try and the post back. Thanks!
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post #9 of 22
You need better cooling for 3GHz clocks because you need to up the vcore. 80C is to hot for these chips. What cooler are you using?
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 1/30/13 at 7:54am
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post #10 of 22
Agreed, temps too high. Might not be the cause of instability, but if you want to OC long term you need to keep those temps lower.

And when you do get a cooler, PUMP THE VCORE. These things can handle the voltage just fine. 1.4v is kid stuff for these.
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