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Ah, back into windows with no problems @ the stock settings. 32C idle, 41C load. Still haven't messed with the voltage settings, as I'm not quite sure what "auto" should be for this chip.

Should I try the lowest allowed voltage on my motherboard, and work my way up until its stable?
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You need to check the actual voltage in the motherboard in the bios under the Power Menu -> Hardware Monitor. That will tell you what you actual vcore is. Auto should put you between ~1.25 and ~1.30 I would guess.
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post #13 of 18
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Alright, I'll do that and set my voltage manually. Should the FSB termination voltage be on par with the vcore (1.3vcore 1.3 fsb term)? Or should I just not mess with that right now?
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post #14 of 18
They aren't supposed to be the same, stock core is 1.4V, stock FSB is 1.2V. Mine is at 1.4V because I switched the FSB to 1333MHz, but the frequency remained the same because I dropped the the multi to 7, so the core remains with 1.4V.
    
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post #15 of 18
Install the AISuite software and the PCProbeII to check the voltage from your board.
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Also, a question related to cooling. I'm leaning towards a Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme to cool this chip off, but I've also heard great things about the Enzotech Ultra-X sink. I know they're neck and neck in a lot of the reviews, and the primary factor here is size (will it fit in my case? I've seen lots of yes and a few no). Secondary to that is noise, but as long as it pushes plenty of CFM, noise really doesn't matter all that much.
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I dunno if it'll fit in your case, but give me a day or two and I'll show you the results of Enzo on E6600 versus other people's similar clocks and voltages. =D
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post #18 of 18
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Should the FSB termination voltage be on par with the vcore (1.3vcore 1.3 fsb term)
Stock FSB Term. for 1066mhz FSB is 1.2v, it is a good idea to bump this to 1.3v when passing 1333mhz FSB. I use 1.4v all the way from 380-470mhz [or 1520-1880mhz FSB], beyond that requires using 1.45v w/ my current CPU, if yours has a lower stock multi, you might be able to use 1.4v all the way to 500+, before bumping to 1.45v max.

Although it really depends on your current setup, with cooling and cpu type. I find those FSB/voltage combos to work well on a most mobo's with those voltage options.
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