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WHooo!! FINALLY got my Q6600 stable at 3.6GHz!!

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I had just about given up on making the jump from 400x8 to 400x9 when i thought of something i hadn't tried...raising the RAM voltage!! DOH!!

So i bump the RAM from 1.9v to 2.0v set vcore at 1.40v...and what do you know...it didn't only boot...it's STABLE!! lol And the temps aren't going over 62C...which is fine for a G0!! IM HAPPY!!!

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post #2 of 24
Good job, but by stable, you mean 8H Prime95/Orthos right?
    
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very nice .
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it's going on 5 hrs on prime 95 right now...i'm gonna just leave it on overnight and hope for the best in the morning
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post #5 of 24
Ya, anyways, if you get any errors past 5 hours, all you need 99% of the time is one notch up on the voltage and that's it. Really nice! Oh, and what's your FSB Voltage?
    
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FSB is 1.5v...which is stock
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1.5v FSB is stock?!
    
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yeah...that's what it puts it on when i leave the setting on "auto". Doesn't matter if the CPU is OCed or not. 1.5v is also the highest voltage i can go on the FSB...
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If you have 5 hours prime95 stable then its stable. No program/game is going to rack your cpu that hard. My q6600 was stable at 3.7ghz with a tuniq on it. Since I put the enzo on, I had to drop it back to 3.6ghz. I can't do prime95 stable because of heat, but for movie encoding(most load it will ever get) its 100% stable. I did a 15 hour encode and it is fine = stable without prime95. Imo if you can p95 for 30 mins with no errors your cpu is stable for everyday use(as long as the voltage isn't over intel/amd specs so it won't get damaged in the long run)
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If you have 5 hours prime95 stable then its stable. No program/game is going to rack your cpu that hard. My q6600 was stable at 3.7ghz with a tuniq on it. Since I put the enzo on, I had to drop it back to 3.6ghz. I can't do prime95 stable because of heat, but for movie encoding(most load it will ever get) its 100% stable. I did a 15 hour encode and it is fine = stable without prime95. Imo if you can p95 for 30 mins with no errors your cpu is stable for everyday use(as long as the voltage isn't over intel/amd specs so it won't get damaged in the long run)
That makes me think of something. What actually is the maximum safe voltage for 24/7 operation of a Q6600? I've heard 1.5v...but that sounds really high...
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