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Can't Go Beyond 3.0Ghz while OCing my E6600 chip

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Greeting!
Well I am new to this forum and a bit older in OCing world. Recently build a new system and from day one trying to OC it. After reading too many posts on number of OCing forums I just succeeded to OC my system to 3.0GHzs. But it is not going beyond this limit. If I do, it wouldn't post at all. Even though I have read from many people that they are successful in OCing the same chip to 3.6Ghz. I am also getting crazy to go there. If anybody can help in getting the exact BIOS settings, I will be grateful.
Another question can OCing physically damage the components?
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post #2 of 15
hey dude, you bought the 6600 in pakistan? how much did that cost?
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post #3 of 15
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Rs. 21000 Any Help?
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post #4 of 15
Go to the Asus website and download the newest BIOS. That should help you a little.


Yes overclocking can physically damage your components. If you set the Vcore to 1.7V with a stock cooler, there will most likely be black spots on your chip.
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post #5 of 15
OCing will shorten the lifespan of components. However, processors are designed to run for 10+ years. Even if you lose a few years of use, the processor will be junk by the time it dies. The more immediate danger is inproperly overclocking. Just don't run the processor at absurdly higher voltages. If you see your temps at 60C, you have a problem and need to sole your temperature issues.
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post #6 of 15
The issue with applying too much voltage to your processor has to do with electrostatic migration. As I'm sure most people here know, processors are made of millions of transistors with electricity running through them. Moving electricity (electrons) creates a magnetic field. This is true for all forms of running electricity, even power lines have a magnetic field around them. Well, when you pump too much voltage into those transistors, you increase the magnetic fields around all of the circuitry in your processor and they can damage other transistors that are in an especially close proximity.

That is one fear of overclocking. But it is easily avoidable. Don't put in more volts than your processor can take!
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Q6700 G0 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 1.47v ASUS P5K Deluxe BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 (1:1 4-4-4-12) 
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Q6700 G0 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 1.47v ASUS P5K Deluxe BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 (1:1 4-4-4-12) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 150GB WD VelocoRaptor RAID 0 & 1TB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H 
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2x 150GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Corsair H50 Yate Loon Push-Pull Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
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ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD 2ms 1920 x 1200 Blue Edition Saitek Eclipse Corsair TX750 Antec 900 
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Logitech G500 X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
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post #7 of 15
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Already Have the latest BIOS. Somthing which is hiting in my mind is that RAM speed may be an issue? Can it be? Do i need PC-5300 or higher.
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post #8 of 15
Whats asus' website?
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post #9 of 15
Yes, I would say it's your RAM. PC4200 is way slow to be running an e6600 on. Get some DDR2-800 at least. Something with D9 MICRONs. That will greatly help your OC.

Come on dude.... http://www.asus.com/
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Q6700 G0 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 1.47v ASUS P5K Deluxe BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 (1:1 4-4-4-12) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 150GB WD VelocoRaptor RAID 0 & 1TB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Red Edition Saitek Eclipse Corsair TX750 CM 590 Razor Diamondback 
Mouse PadAudio
14" x 18" Gaming pad X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700K  ASRock P67 Extreme6 (B3) LGA 1155  Sapphire HD 6970 2GB Dual BIOS/Fan G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-16... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 150GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Corsair H50 Yate Loon Push-Pull Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD 2ms 1920 x 1200 Blue Edition Saitek Eclipse Corsair TX750 Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-720QM 1.6Ghz 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M 4GB DDR3 320GB 7200RPM SATA 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 G0 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 1.47v ASUS P5K Deluxe BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 (1:1 4-4-4-12) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 150GB WD VelocoRaptor RAID 0 & 1TB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Red Edition Saitek Eclipse Corsair TX750 CM 590 Razor Diamondback 
Mouse PadAudio
14" x 18" Gaming pad X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700K  ASRock P67 Extreme6 (B3) LGA 1155  Sapphire HD 6970 2GB Dual BIOS/Fan G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-16... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 150GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SATA DVD+/-RW Corsair H50 Yate Loon Push-Pull Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD 2ms 1920 x 1200 Blue Edition Saitek Eclipse Corsair TX750 Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-720QM 1.6Ghz 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M 4GB DDR3 320GB 7200RPM SATA 
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post #10 of 15
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Sorry I have mentioned RAM wrongly in system profiles. Its PC2-4300 533Mhz DDR2. "CWell1337" Will you still stick 2 your point?
C2D E6600
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intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz Asus P5B Delux MSI Nividia 7300GS Kingston PC2-4300 533Mhz DDR2 512MB x 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM with 8MB Buffer Sony Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Professional SP2 LG 17inch CRT 
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C2D E6600
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intel Core2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz Asus P5B Delux MSI Nividia 7300GS Kingston PC2-4300 533Mhz DDR2 512MB x 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM with 8MB Buffer Sony Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Professional SP2 LG 17inch CRT 
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