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Old warhorse just got better! Q6600 @ 3.84 Ghz

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I recently played around with my Q6600 and it's rocking stable @ 3.84 (9*426) with 1.4950 volts set in bios. Max Temps are 60*C under prime. It's not current tech, but it does a darn good job. I'm still happy with it. Then again (nostalgia) I have an epic VID. thumb.gif

Anyway, I felt like sharing and here it is.




Cheers,

Pr0pheT


P.S., Maybe I'll experiment with lower a vcore later. I hit 4.050 a long time ago, which was not stable due to temps; however now I have better cooling (Still air though).
Edited by Pr0pheT - 5/31/13 at 11:50pm
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post #2 of 9
Go WC, and do more OC.
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Very nice, Q6600 is a fun chip....

3.8 was about as high as mine would go on air though...

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When I first got it in 2008 it used to go up to 3.6 on air no problem. Then something happened(PC suddenly shut off) and I couldnt go above 3.4 anymore without the temps going very high. It still ran everything like a champ though! Quite a jump for me when I got the 3930K in 2012.
     
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post #5 of 9
very nice.. i wouldnt go higher to maximise its lifespan.
its very similar to the q9300 which i had.. now maybe any used 480 or 580
may make the system perfect! (;
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very nice.. i wouldnt go higher to maximise its lifespan.
its very similar to the q9300 which i had.. now maybe any used 480 or 580
may make the system perfect! (;

I'll probably do a whole system overhaul instead, but I am impressed with this old beast and wanted to share. thumb.gif
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Hey Prophet what board are you using I'm looking to OC my q6600 also as soon as new board arrives. The new board is ASUS P5N-D ATX MOTHERBOARD ,8gb DDR2 800mhz corsair ram. 850 w thermal-take PS , EVGA Ge-force 660 ti 2gb GPU. Thanks in advance.
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It is indeed a nice CPU and you indeed have done well on that p35 platform! thumb.gif
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It is indeed a nice CPU and you indeed have done well on that p35 platform! thumb.gif

I only wish I found out it could oc this high and stable years ago. Better late than never, I guess. thumb.gif I ended up getting her stable at 1.4750 and upping the ram voltage to 1.925 from 1.8. I have mixed ram in all 4 slots, so it's a little more finicky; however negligible. Anyway, I'm happy.
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Hey Prophet what board are you using I'm looking to OC my q6600 also as soon as new board arrives. The new board is ASUS P5N-D ATX MOTHERBOARD ,8gb DDR2 800mhz corsair ram. 850 w thermal-take PS , EVGA Ge-force 660 ti 2gb GPU. Thanks in advance.

It's in my signature, but sadly they're not made anymore...redface.gif Your oc will vary on a lot though. Don't expect the same results. They could be A LOT better or A LOT worse.
Edited by Pr0pheT - 6/2/13 at 10:05am
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