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post #591 of 1607
Wow... I'm in awe just how easy it was to OC the 6600 to 3ghz... I mean DAMN. Voltage to 1.25 and boom that was it. GREAT temps. This was easier then my damn P35 board to oc and that was even easy!

Love this board.
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post #592 of 1607
I don't know what my problem is, but I got lazy and was letting it auto everything and playing Crysis for at least 2hrs with no problems at 3.49.
post #593 of 1607
Found another solution for cooling the SB to those of you WCing your NB.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ensllowprcoc.html

They are out of stock here, but if you do a search on google for the product name a few sites pop up that have them. I will let you know how they fit once it comes in.
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Whats the VID on your chip? Frankly I find it hard to believe that any Q6600 GO doesn't need extra voltage for an extra 1100Mhz overclock. If it does yours would be the first....
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Well I wouldnt be surprised to find that if he were to run prime, he would ahve all of his cores fail instantly.

Just because you can play a game, doesn't mean its stable, you could seriously be damaging your cpu.
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Whats the VID on your chip? Frankly I find it hard to believe that any Q6600 GO doesn't need extra voltage for an extra 1100Mhz overclock. If it does yours would be the first....

Honestly I don't know I can't get most programs to work with 64bit vista. What do you suggest I use? I know it autos up, but I set everything to auto and turned off my SLI reaper ram and it will post and got into windows without any changes on my side. I'll go check now and tell you what it says.
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Thanks for the update Robilar.

Of I may be so bold....



That seemed to be a suitable air-cooled improvement. It is an Antec SpotCool 80mm fan.
OMG! Its too sexy for my eyes!




(btw - NICE thread. MY friends buying this board maybe even next week - saving page ^_^)
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post #598 of 1607
For what it's worth here is the screenshot. I just rebooted hit the bios set everything to AUTO disabled my SLI ram and put the FSB on 1555 and here I am at 3.5Ghz... with everything on auto.

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Well I wouldnt be surprised to find that if he were to run prime, he would ahve all of his cores fail instantly.

Just because you can play a game, doesn't mean its stable, you could seriously be damaging your cpu.
Willing to take the risk if it blows up i'll just buy a new one. I was just saying it did it. I don't want any props for being lazy lol... I just thought it was awesome that I could post and play a game for a few hours with taking autos for everything... What I would like to know is how am I damaging my CPU if I'm not throwing higher voltage at it? I ask because I seriously don't know.

If you ask me just because your 1.5v is green in your bios doesn't mean you're not damaging your CPU...

thanks
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post #600 of 1607
Well even if you have it set to auto, you are showing 1.39vcore in windows which means with vdroop minimum on bios is 1.46 or higher so thats not unusual.

Undervolting a processor (which usually causes a system to crash if too much strain is put on the cpu) and then overclocking it can damage it.

A good metaphor would be running a car in first gear at 6000 RPM, it will fry the motor. Shifting up gears (or in the cpu case adding more vcore) allows it to run closer to spec at higher speeds.

Its obvious from your screenshots you have not C1Estate and thermal throttling is occuring as they will ramp up the vcore as needed but are nowhere near accurate enough.


also CPU-Z only shows you running at 2.33 ghz because C1Estate is enabled. You are not actually running at 3.5 as windows suggests mate....

Which is why you can set it to 3.5 in the bios but its running actually below its stock speed in windows.
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