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ok i'm trying to OC my cpu and cant even bump it up to 2.8. I need help and really bad.

Ok just put together my computer..here is my detail

XFX 680i LT mobo
Q6600 G0
2 GB Ballstix Tracer
antec 900 case max out with 5 fans
Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler

idle my cpu is around 28 degrees and sometimes 30...max load at 38-39 degrees...

target is 3.4 with all air cooling...is that possible and someone please help me atleast get to 3.0

thanks
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what power supply do you have and what voltage are you running at?
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whoo hoo...i been refreshing for 5 mins now...i have a 450 watt power supply i think...or 500 watt....but it has all the connection the mb needs...

core voltage in CPU-z jumps up and down around 1.160-1.200 and in core temp program it says VID is 1.3000v

memory is i dont know...have to restart and jump into the bios to find it but i think it said 1.8v

timing for the memory in CPU-z is 5-5-5-18 then something about

bank cycle 23 clock and command rate is 2T

need more info just ask..thanks for the fast reply
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I am at 3.4Ghz completely stable. Due to the fact that I am using a TRUE 120 extreme, I can raise VCore and still have good temps, but you should be able to easily get about 3.0,3.2Ghz. I'll give you some ideas of what I set to reach certain steps. Remember, every mobo and processor is different, so results will vary.

First, disable all of the power saving options like what was mentioned before.
Your Advanced BIOS features should look like this:
CPU Hyper Threading: Enabled
Limit CPUID Max. to 3: Disabled
No-Execute Memory Protect: Enabled
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2): Disabled
CPU EIST Function: Disabled
Virtualization Technology: Enabled
Full Screen LOGO Show: Up too you
Init Display First: PEG

That will turn off all of your power saving features.

Next, from the main menu of your BIOS, hit control+F1 to enable advanced MIT Features.

First, set your PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) to 100.

Im guessing that you already know how to set your FSB and all that so I am not going to go into that. On the memory side, leave it DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD): Auto so the BIOS chooses the timings, only thing you should do is down under voltage control, raise DDR2 Overvoltage Control to whatever your memory is warrantied for. My Crucial Ballistix memory is good to 2.2V, and since 1.8V is the stock voltage, I added +.40 to my DDR2 Control to get it there. You have The tracer that should be the same check the crucial site to find out. Now, go to your System Memory Multiplier (SPD). What I found out is if you use the + and - keys, more options become available there. Scroll through all of the available options once you have set your FSB frequency to get it as close to 800 as possible.

Ok, now to the voltages. It's a hit and miss game down there so you will have to just mess around but here is what I was set at for different speeds:

2.8Ghz:
System Voltage Control: Manual
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.40
PCI-E OverVoltage Control: Normal
FSB OverVoltage Control: Normal
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: Normal
CPU Voltage Control (which is your VCore): 1.23750

3.0Ghz:
System Voltage Control: Manual
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.40
PCI-E OverVoltage Control: Normal
FSB OverVoltage Control: Normal
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: Normal
CPU Voltage Control (which is your VCore): 1.23750

3.2Ghz:
System Voltage Control: Manual
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.40
PCI-E OverVoltage Control: Normal
FSB OverVoltage Control: Normal
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: Normal
CPU Voltage Control (which is your VCore): 1.32500

3.4Ghz:
System Voltage Control: Manual
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.40
PCI-E OverVoltage Control: Normal
FSB OverVoltage Control: .15
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control: Normal
CPU Voltage Control (which is your VCore): 1.40000

You can try that, hope it helps
    
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Do me a favor and check your board and see if it is the new A1 revision, or if the board is the original revision. This is how you can tell if you have the newer revision:

I circled the main identifying feature to look for.
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If your board is the original NVIDIA design, you are stuck at about 2.8GHz because the board cannot supply the proper GTL Ref voltage needed for a high quad core OC.

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Oupavoc,
Very informative post. Unfortunately the P35 chipset and 680i chipset are completely different animals. What your motherboard calls MCH (for the northbridge), the 680i bios calls SPP.

But rep+ for taking the time to post some great info...
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i have to print out all that to go into the bios and change. thnks alot...btw i have the newer board with the little chip
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If it is the newer revision, try this:

First go to advanced chipset features

System Clocks
CPU Multiplier: 9 x
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disable
PCIe Spread Spectrum: disable


Then go back to the previous menu

FSB & Memory Config
SLI-Ready: disable
FSB - Memory Clock mode: unlinked
FSB (QDR), MHz: 1333 (this is FSB setting that increase cpu speed)
MEM (DDR), MHz: 800

Then click on memory timings
Memory Tmings Setting: Expert
tCL: 4
tRCD: 4
tRP: 4
tRAS: 12
Command Per Clock: 2T
All sub timings leave on auto

then go back to advanced chipset features menu

CPU Configuration
Intel SpeedStep: disable
C1E Enhanced Halt State: disable

Then go back to the previous menu

System Voltages
CPU Core: Try starting with 1.325v (you should be able to reach 3.4GHz with 1.475v)
CPU FSB: 1.3v (1.4v if you OC the QDR to 1600..3.6GHz CPU)
Memory: 2.2v
(this is your NB) nForce SPP: 1.3v (1.4v if you OC the QDR to 1600..3.6GHz CPU)
(this is your SB) nForce MCP: auto
HT nFoce SPP <-> MCP: auto
nForce MCP auxiliary: auto
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Very informative post. Unfortunately the P35 chipset and 680i chipset are completely different animals. What your motherboard calls MCH (for the northbridge), the 680i bios calls SPP.
Thanks ericeod, your right i forgot that for a sec. Tried to help
    
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ok im printing now...brb and post what happened...thanks guys
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i have to print out all that to go into the bios and change. thnks alot...btw i have the newer board with the little chip
Dont forget about the FSB Hole. You might have to try some random QDR frequencies. I've seen a lot of boards that dont like to post between 370 and 410 (1640 QDR).

So try 1640 QDR with 1.475v to the CPU. It might be too high an OC for the CPU, if so try lowering the multi to x8. Remember you with have to raise the FSB voltage and SPP voltage to 1.4v.


edit: I remember your other thread from the other day... We already established you have the newer revision . Sorry....
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