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ok here is the deal i built a new gamming rig, and i cant overclock my C2D E6600 past 3.06GHz. i have tried everything, upping the vcore, changing my mulitplier, everything. just to get it to run at that speed i had to ublink my ram from my CPU. the system runs stable but i want more. and i cannot overclock my ram past 820 MHz. and i know its not overheating. it runs at 73F to 78F idle and 89F to 95F while gaming help please. here are my specs.

Intel core 2 duo e6600 @3.06GHz Evga 680i SLI SE MOBO PCPC 750 quad silencer, zerotherm butterfly CPU cooler EVGA 8800GTS 631/971 core/memory, 2GB G.skill ddr2 800 ram Xclio A+case 3dmark06 score is 12766. so please help and i also think it is my ram
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You should not only up the Vcore, but also MB and SB core, CPU VTT, and memory voltage. And loosen the timings while overclocking...when you have finished overclocking your CPU then get to the RAM.
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The method I like to use for finding a stable OC is to set all voltages(except vcore) and memory timings to the highest I would want to put them and then start OC'ing. Then if you have instability issues the only thing left as a variable is your vcore which you can increase slowly until you find something stable. Once you hit the OC you want then start to try to bring some of those other voltages down one by one and test stability along the way, at this point you can try tightening up your ram timings too.
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Originally Posted by Ravage81 View Post
The method I like to use for finding a stable OC is to set all voltages(except vcore) and memory timings to the highest I would want to put them and then start OC'ing. Then if you have instability issues the only thing left as a variable is your vcore which you can increase slowly until you find something stable. Once you hit the OC you want then start to try to bring some of those other voltages down one by one and test stability along the way, at this point you can try tightening up your ram timings too.
thats quite a risky technique, and i certainly wouldnt recommend it to newbies.
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thats quite a risky technique, and i certainly wouldnt recommend it to newbies.

Well that's just the way I like to do it and by no means is it the only way to do things. I just do it that way because its less tedious than working from stock settings upward. Mainly because if you start from stock and you hit instability problems then you'll have to tweak each voltage on its own to find out which one needed to be changed in order to achieve stability.

And please note that above I said set the voltages to the max your comfortable with. So I'm not telling anyone to max out all their voltage settings by any means. Moderation is key here, know your limits as there is no need to go overboard. Research what other people with the same board have set theirs to and always keep an eye on temps. I'll usually bump the voltages up by a few notches.
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but do you think if i get a set of dominator ddr2 1550mhz ram will that give me more head room for overclocking. see heres the deal. im tryin to reach a 13000 36mark06 score on a single 8800 GTS 320mb. im im 244 points away
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Well that's just the way I like to do it and by no means is it the only way to do things. I just do it that way because its less tedious than working from stock settings upward. Mainly because if you start from stock and you hit instability problems then you'll have to tweak each voltage on its own to find out which one needed to be changed in order to achieve stability.

And please note that above I said set the voltages to the max your comfortable with. So I'm not telling anyone to max out all their voltage settings by any means. Moderation is key here, know your limits as there is no need to go overboard. Research what other people with the same board have set theirs to and always keep an eye on temps. I'll usually bump the voltages up by a few notches.
im just saying you should be carefull with what you say.
you might call 2.2/2.3v for RAM "acceptable" while someone who doesnt know much about it might set it at 2.5v. (and burn the RAM)
i doubt you want to be responsible for things like that.
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