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Q6600 Overclock - 8 or 9 multiplier?

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I'm going to overclock a q6600 on a 780i mobo with 800mhz memory. I'm starting at 266fsb at a 9 multiplier.

I'd prefer to eventually have 400fsb @ 8 multiplier, for 3.2mhz and 1:1 with the RAM. However, how should I get from 266@9 multiplier to 400@8?

Should I first drop the multiplier from 9 to 8, staying at 266fsb, and then gradually going from 266fsb to 400fsb? Or should I stay at a 9 multiplier, and up the fsb to 355, which gives 3.2mhz, and then after testing for stability, just make the final BIOS change from 9 to 8 multiplier, and 355fsb to 400fsb.

I hope this question is clear. I'm just trying to find out what should be the order of my tweaking. Change fsb first from 266>355, then at the end change the mult. from 9 to 8, and the fsb from 355 to 400? Or just drop the multiplier first to 8, and then all I have to do is get up to 400fsb.

Thanks all!!
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post #2 of 24
Keep it at 9. Reason u dont need as high FSB.
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I think my CPU-Z signature link shows you my answer.
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Keep it at 9. Reason u dont need as high FSB.
so you think keeping a lower fsb is more important than having RAM linked, and at 1:1.
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so you think keeping a lower fsb is more important than having RAM linked, and at 1:1.
I disagree with him.

I think exactly the opposite.
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I disagree with him.

I think exactly the opposite.
ok, well lets assume that I choose 8x400. do you think I should drop the multiplier first then creep up to 400? or should I stay at 9 until i get up to 355 (still 3.2), and then at the same time drop the mult to 8 and up the fsb to 400. assuming I'm stable at 355x9, is there any danger with simultaneously dropping mult and upping fsb.

basically, i'm asking how you got yours to 3.2 @ 400x8
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btw - thanks to both for the quick info/replies
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post #8 of 24
Drop the multi to 8.

Than move slowly up. Try jumping to something like 8x375.

To be honest, I am hard on my hardware. I simply changed my multi and FSB right out of the box. I knew I wanted 8x400. I tweaked the voltage, a very small amount, until I got it to be stable.
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Quote:
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btw - thanks to both for the quick info/replies
No problem. rep+
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Hm...I'm going to keep my eyes on this since I'm gonna install my q6600 this friday

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