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Hi, I just ordered the following componets for a needed pc upgrade,
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Tuniq Tower 120

and I still need to get a Q6600 (q0) ill do that when dust settles, right now the demand is high, prices are kinda hyped up, and not many will guarantee a Q0.

So my question is, with the above components, and maybe people that have overclocked their q6600 can help me out. Will I be able to see 3.0-3.2ghz with stock voltages and not messing with the memory?
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Get the Ballistixs over the XMS2. They perform better than those.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

To get to 3.2GHz or so, you may need to divide RAM by 2.0 to give more head room, but that can easily be done.

I've never owned a Quad before, so I can't give you an estimated overclock with any aftermarket heat sinks.

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hey thanks for the welcome, im just noob looking into overclocking. And well i already ordered the components, oh well.

As for overclocking, I had the belief of not having to deal with the memory by selecting "unlinked mode" to keep the ram at its stock speed. And even if i need to change the memory, if i wanted 3.0 ghz, a 1:1 ratio would be 333fsb and 666DDR? would I have to increase the voltage to achieve that?
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I can vouch for the ballistix, I am doing 1100mhz, 5-5-5-5-18 @ 2.2 volts which is "stock" voltage. I could probably tighten timings more but it would not make much of a difference.
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Theres this thing in the stickied guide that i quite dont understand, and it could help me better understand this 1:1 ratio thing.

"If you have RAM that is rated to run on a faster bus than your CPU (i.e. a 533 mhz FSB CPU in conjunction with DDR400 RAM), awesome, you have headroom. You still want to set it to 1:1 operation, as this will offer the best performance. The exception, of course, is if your CPU is rated to run on a faster bus then your RAM. If this is the case, then set RAM speed accordingly."

So the FSB for the Q6600 is 1033mhz / 4 = 258.25?
and the ram i have is DDR2 800 / 2 = 400?

How does that work out, how can i achieve 1:1?
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Originally Posted by rhcpcrony View Post
Theres this thing in the stickied guide that i quite dont understand, and it could help me better understand this 1:1 ratio thing.

"If you have RAM that is rated to run on a faster bus than your CPU (i.e. a 533 mhz FSB CPU in conjunction with DDR400 RAM), awesome, you have headroom. You still want to set it to 1:1 operation, as this will offer the best performance. The exception, of course, is if your CPU is rated to run on a faster bus then your RAM. If this is the case, then set RAM speed accordingly."

So the FSB for the Q6600 is 1033mhz / 4 = 258.25?
and the ram i have is DDR2 800 / 2 = 400?

How does that work out, how can i achieve 1:1?
the bus of the q6600 is 1066, but really the fsb is 266, if you have ddr2-533 if you put it at 1:1 266 is ddr2-533, fsb at 333 then ram is at ddr2-667. im at 433 on my quad, that puts my memory at ddr2-866 im on 1:1
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So that means you had to overclock your memory 66mhz to reach 1:1? And like i posted on the other thread doesn't the q6600 have 9 multipliers? how did u manage 433x7?
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