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How to take a E6600 or 6700 to 4.0Ghz

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What Kinda specs do you really need to go to 4.0Ghz(Or higher) and be able to keep it there?

I've heard its been done.
    
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first of all, you need one of the older e6600's (weeks 27-29, 31-33, preferably B) that can handle high speeds at low fsbs. for a q6600, you need really good cooling. high speed ddr2-800 overclockable ram is also a must, as well as a great motherboard
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water cooling at least, maybe TEC
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That would depend on your cooling. If you have Phase or any other kind of sub-ambient cooling, it would be quite easy and safe. It can be done on water if your ambient temps stay pretty low. On air. . . I wouldn't touch past 3.6.
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You'd need a fair amount of voltage and great cooling (see post above mine). I don't think water cooling would be enough.
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I can take my E6600 to 4.0Ghz... but in no way is it stable or would I keep it there. I can boot into windows but it's not at all stable in Orthos/OCCT etc.

Once I've got my watercooling up and running I'll probably give it a go again... but at the moment I'd rather not run over 1.5v-1.55v
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I use 3.6Ghz 24/7 and temps are acceptable on AIR, although anything higher would require watercooling at least.
 
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post #8 of 25
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You'd need a fair amount of voltage and great cooling (see post above mine). I don't think water cooling would be enough.
I'm sure you could do it on water, but like I said above, you'll need to keep your ambient temps in check if you want to run it 24/7. I would say an ambient of at the highest of 22C with a really decent setup would be just fine for 4ghz.
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I agree with Mhill, you shouldn't rate necessarily on speed, but on volts. I can get mine to 3.6 on air easy. I can put a box fan against my case and run at 1.55625vat 3.8 and keep it under 60c. Room temp 21c to 25c. I think on mine I just have to use lots of volts to get it to 4, but like this topic, I can't until water cooling. Im trying to find a custom shroud for my case. around 8 inches square.
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post #10 of 25
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I agree with Mhill, you shouldn't rate necessarily on speed, but on volts. I can get mine to 3.6 on air easy. I can put a box fan against my case and run at 1.55625vat 3.8 and keep it under 60c. Room temp 21c to 25c. I think on mine I just have to use lots of volts to get it to 4, but like this topic, I can't until water cooling. Im trying to find a custom shroud for my case. around 8 inches square.
I see, and agree. Some e6600/6700 weeks would get to 4ghz with 1.5v, while others would need like 66v ^_^ hahaha
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