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Can't seem to overclock my Q6600

post #1 of 7
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I'm an overclock newb, but I have a P5W DH with a brand new Q6600. I got 2x Corsair 1GB PC2-6400 and then 2x Supertalent PC2-6400's. For cooling I have a Zalman CNPS9700NT. Keeps temps pretty cool. 34C at idle 44C under load.

The problem is getting my system to overclock. I've tried bumping the bus speed in BIOS (BIOS 2205) to 300 successfully. Anything above that and my box doesn't even boot up.

The rest of the options are all set to AUTO. Am I at the point where I need to start tweaking the rest of the settings manually? What should my VCORE voltage be? What about RAM voltage?

I'd like to get around 3.0 if I can... maybe a little higher if it will go.

Also RAM is configured automatically as well, via SPD. Is that where my problem is at?

Any tips would be helpful.
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Q6600 G0 Stepping ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 8800GTS 320 MB 2x 1 GB Corsair, 2x 1GB Supertalent PC2-6400 
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2x320 Seagate RAID0, 1x500, 1x400 eSata (seagates) Plextor - 760A 1.06 Vista Business - 64 bit Logitech G15 
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post #2 of 7
Hello...

Feel free (and I would recommend) updating your system here...

Then... check out this and then maybe come with specific questions/concerns (then it will go much quicker/smoother)
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
ok I read parts of the article, very helpful. It mentions that once you hit a wall with bumping the bus, up the vcore a bit...

what's a safe setting for my q6600?

I'm assuming I can damage this brand new proc if I'm not careful, but the article doesn't mention a vcore starting point, so I'm not sure how much to increment it.
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Q6600 G0 Stepping ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 8800GTS 320 MB 2x 1 GB Corsair, 2x 1GB Supertalent PC2-6400 
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2x320 Seagate RAID0, 1x500, 1x400 eSata (seagates) Plextor - 760A 1.06 Vista Business - 64 bit Logitech G15 
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Q6600 G0 Stepping ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 8800GTS 320 MB 2x 1 GB Corsair, 2x 1GB Supertalent PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
2x320 Seagate RAID0, 1x500, 1x400 eSata (seagates) Plextor - 760A 1.06 Vista Business - 64 bit Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Thermaltake 700 Logitech G7 
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post #4 of 7
Read this thread and see a comment made by II Dank II about not taking the volts past 1.6v... but also read this thread cause it might have a lot of good info too

I can't comment myself cause I only have a E6300
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post #5 of 7
take out 1 set of your RAM...mixing RAM will kill your OC before it starts.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
When overclocking the cpu, should the ram be at a higher speed or lower speed than stock?

If the RAM is normally 800 mhz, should I increase the RAM speed or decrease? Which would be more stable?
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Q6600 G0 Stepping ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 8800GTS 320 MB 2x 1 GB Corsair, 2x 1GB Supertalent PC2-6400 
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2x320 Seagate RAID0, 1x500, 1x400 eSata (seagates) Plextor - 760A 1.06 Vista Business - 64 bit Logitech G15 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Stepping ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 8800GTS 320 MB 2x 1 GB Corsair, 2x 1GB Supertalent PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
2x320 Seagate RAID0, 1x500, 1x400 eSata (seagates) Plextor - 760A 1.06 Vista Business - 64 bit Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
Thermaltake 700 Logitech G7 
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post #7 of 7
You should increase the CPU speed to a point, where you can again, run the RAM at its normal speed. Since you are not going to listen, and remove one of the types of RAM from your mobo, that will probably be the only way you are going to OC using that mixed bunch of RAM.

Now if you were to take out 1 set and leave the other, then you could see which set allows you to OC higher. Those sets of RAM you have, both run on different timings and different voltage settings..not good.
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