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Overclocking my Q6600 - suggestions :)

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Hello everyone.

I know Q6600 is getting older and older but I just can't get rid of it. So it still is my main RIG, fluently running COD: Ghosts

My configuration:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - G0
ASRock G41M-S3
2× 4GB Kingston PC3-10700 (667Mhz)
nVidia GeForce GTX 460


My current stable OC:

Core Speed: 3096 Mhz
Multiplier: 9×
Bus: 344 Mhz
Rated FSB: 1377 Mhz
Vcore: 1.384 V
dram: 1.77 V
Ram timings: 9-9-9-24 2T
Ram runs on 688 Mhz due to CPU OC scaling.

I was stressing it for more than 15hours - max temp. under full load: 60°c // normaly about 55 - 57°c // stand by abour 35-38°c

The thing is, no matter what I do, I cannot surpass 344 bus speed. Even if I set multiplier to 8. Can it be MOBOs fault? Because I know it is not the best option but it handles current OC preety damn good. I forgot to mention i am on STOCK COOLER and although my vcore is pumped it runs cool enough.

My other finding: setting ram timings to 1T also fails to load windows correctly (blue screen).



So what I am asking is: how to get a little more performance out of my Q6600? I want to reach at least 3.2 Ghz but It fails whatever I do. 8 × 400 doesn't work, even 6 × 400 (for fsb check).

Another thing, I never adjusted my ram timings, do you suggest me doing that?



Thank you in advance!
Edited by miHah - 11/27/13 at 12:41pm
post #2 of 4
You might have an FSB hole. If I recall correctly, you have to set the multi REALLY low and then crank the fsb by 5-10 until you get to the next stable clock... sometimes its 50 hz sometimes its up to 150 or more. Can anyone confirm? Its been a long time since I C2Q'd... .lol
post #3 of 4
G41 chipset is limited to 344-345mhz344-345mhz FSB no matter what.

There are some s775 chipsets that allow a bit higher FSB by upping the PCI-Ex Frequency to 101, or 102mhz. (Should not go over 105MHz)
But i beleave that was only on P43 chipset.
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Hey it is true! I got my PCI-E at 102mhz and got it to work at 3150 and some more mhz biggrin.gif 350 of bus speed smile.gif

But it gets preety HOT (too hot) with stock cooling.. I don't know really why but I have to bump up the vcore to 1.5 V frown.gif
going back to 3096mhz smile.gif seems stable like that


Have fun! smile.gif




But I have another problem. Well, I tried to lower the vcore, but when trying OCCT test, vcore drops when on LOAD. Tried 1.3V but it gets low as 1.2V when on full load. Why would that happen?
Edited by miHah - 11/28/13 at 12:19pm
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