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E6600 @ 3.0 GHz help please

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Running E6600 at 3.0 GHz. Computer specifications can be found below.. I tried running it at stock 1.325 but it never boots the first try in the morning. Everytime after that is fine.. So it seems unstable. See here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...g-problem.html

I didn't want to higher VCore past 1.35V so I tried going lower.. Currently running Orthos at 3.0 GHz @ 1.300V.. How low can I go with VCore?

Any suggestions on what I should do?
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i readed u can go to 1.5vcore before worring Note: i have no experience with intel soo check that 1st
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post #3 of 7
Every chip is different. You will not always get the same speed and vcore as other E6600s. You will just have to keep lowering it until you find the sweet spot.
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correct me if im wrong but lowering the vcore even more when the oc already fails will not fix anything. when you make the cpu run at faster speeds it will require more voltage not less
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post #5 of 7
chobomonkey is right, just try raising it in very small incriments until it will boot, run orthos or prime95 or something of that nature see if its stable, until you find your sweetspot.
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For Blizzie's particular chip, yes, overclocking requires overvolting. However some chips have such potential that at mild overclocks (2.4 to 3.0 or so) you can actually get away with stock or lower voltages (overclock + undervolt). Right now I've got 3.0 stable @ stock volts of 1.2875v (1.208 after droop @ load). Going to double and triple check it's stable there, and then attempt to undervolt since I'm happy with the chip @ 3.0GHz.
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post #7 of 7
OK I would take the max vcore you want to run in your case 1.35 or whatever and raise your fsb till you fail a orthos or something similer then lower it back down till you pass.

If you are going for the lowest vcore for a given stable oc then just keep lowering it one notch at a time until it fails your orthos or whatever. Too low a vcore will end up being unstable then just raise it back up a hair and stress test.

There is no given low vcore just keep testing till you find out where its not stable then adjust as necessary.
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