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[Q6600 (B3)/G41M-S3] OC frustration only three cores

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So, I decided I wanted to start over clocking my q6600 which is a B3 stepping (oh the horror). I know there is no absolute method for OC'ing and every setup will be different, so for a couple of months I've been following simple guides to OC'ing the q6600 posted in various forums and videos.

The ball ache of a problem seems to be the amount of cores that is displayed in task manager, CPU-Z and speccy. I seem to over clock to 3.0GHz fine (and I do believe this baby can be pushed to 3.4) but only three cores will show. So..a couple of days ago I was just fiddling around with the settings, tweaking everything by one notch up and down not going to overboard of course to see if I can get this to work and luckily one random combination of settings worked! I achieved 3.0GHz with all four cores! Awesome!

..However, I accidentally loaded previous settings instead saving the current one and lost it completely. So now I'm back to pulling my hair out and kicking my self. So if any one can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

CPU: Q6600 B3
RAM: 2 x 4 Gb DDR3 1333Mhz
MOBO: G41M-S3
COOLER: Cooler Master TX3 EVO w/two fans


Here is what I touched to get 3.0Ghz



The OC limit is 2.88GHz

Edited by potatostar - 3/7/13 at 8:38am
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Reset your bios using the cmos jumpers.
Boot using only one stick of ram.
Check number of cores active using task manager
Go to msconfig>Boot>advanced settings>No. of processors> Set to 4

Now go to your bios and change one setting at a time (making sure all 4 cores are active)

PS: strap the pcie freq to 100
Do not increase voltages until stability issues occur.
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Q6600 G0 SLACR @ 3.0 GHz Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L MSI 7950 OC BE 3GB 2X2 GB 800 mhz Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500GB LG super multi Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit Windows 8 pro 64 bit 
OSMonitorPower
Ubuntu 12.10 Acer 19"W 4ms AL1916W Coolermaster 500W 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel HD Graphics 5500 4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 128GB SSD 
OSMonitorAudio
Windows 10 64-bit 13.3 in Full HD infinity display Waves MaxxAudio 
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"..msconfig>Boot>advanced settings>No. of processors> Set to 4"

That was the cause, all I really had to do was apply that setting and it works! Thanks kenpachiroks thumb.gifthumb.gif



Edit: This does NOT want to go past 3.01Ghz, tried many combinations, reseting bios, upping the voltages etc etc. I won't push my luck and I'll keep it to 3.0Ghz
Edited by potatostar - 3/7/13 at 7:14pm
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