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post #1 of 6
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Hello:

I have a quick question which gives me the best performance for an OC. Below are some results of my overclocking on my QX6800. I’m curious which gives me the best results and strains my system the least. Also, are these good results from a chip? I know I can go higher I’m just curious if these are good results for keeping my voltage under 1.4v? Im looking at what I can use for everyday normal use and prefer to stay under 1.4v this isn’t my end all for benchmarking.

0972 QDR X14 Multiplier 3401.9GHz @ 1.39375v (DIDN’T BOOT)
1049 QDR X13 Multiplier 3401.0GHz @ 1.39375v
1134 QDR X12 Multiplier 3400.0GHz @ 1.39375v
1237 QDR X11 Multiplier 3401.7GHz @ 1.39375v
1360 QDR X10 Multiplier 3409.0GHz @ 1.39375v
1512 QDR X09 Multiplier 3401.9GHz @ 1.39375v (DIDN’T BOOT)

I use four 1GB sticks of Corsair 8500 dominator ram. Which will not overclock AT ALL. I have it set at 1066MHz @5-5-5-15-2t if I go above this my system wont boot. Any ideas why?

Since my ram wont overclock at all what do you recommend me setting my chip to see above and what setting on my ram Linked, 1:1, Synced, Unlinked?

Thanks for any advice!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
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2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
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Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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post #2 of 6
Damn that's a nice system, and I have no experience with overclocking so I can't help at all xD
I'm nearly done building my new pc though, so maybe in a few weeks I'll get back to you
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Samsung 1 TB 850 EVO WD Black 3TB Custom Watercooling Asus ROG 27" 2560x1440 
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post #3 of 6
usually higher fsb wiich means lower x and less volt =less heatyou can take two sticks out to see if thees any diff, not really sure
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post #4 of 6
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Oddly enough from what I found out it takes the exact same volts to make any of the above work. What does change is the volts required to make the FSB stable the chip requirments dont change for me.

The way I understand it a higher FSB means more strain on the Northbridge and a higher multiplier means more strain on my CPU.

Also, since It seems I cant really OC my ram I have to look at the fact that higher Bandwidth on the FSB means nothing if my ram cant handle it. I think it wont Overclock because 4GB of ram puts additional stress on the Northbridge. Thats why I asked which is the best ram setting Linked, Unlinked, 1:1, or synced
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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post #5 of 6
Have you tried increasing the voltage to the ram? It might help you OC the ram a bit.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB WD VelociRaptor, 320GB WD Caviar 7200 Lite-On 20X DVD+R Ubuntu 10.04 x64 / Vista Home Premium x64 Samsung 226BW 
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post #6 of 6
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the RAM voltage is at 2.2v. Everything I have read says if you go above that on an EVGA 680i board you will fry your memory with power fluxs.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6800 EVGA 68 SLI A1 2 EVGA 8800 Ultras in SLI 4 X 1GB Corsair 8500 Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 X 150 GB Raptors Windows Vista X32 Hanns G 22" widescreen Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Rosewill 850 PSU Thermaltake Armor 
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