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4Ghz on Q6600

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I know its not easy to achieve however if one was to hit 4Ghz on a Q6600 what settings would one use

I'm able to boot into windows using 9x445 with a 1.52 vcore however its not stable
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I don't have a q6600, but my guesstimate is:
  • At least 1.55 vCore
  • High chipset voltages
  • watercooling
    
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You would have to do the vdrop mod to the mobo and then have 1.51-1.52 actual volts in windows under stress(NOT bios vcore) on the cpu. Otherwise you would have to put 1.6+ vcore(bios) so after vdrop you would have 1.5+ volts actual. Being at 1.6+ in idle would most likely eat your chip alive after a short period of time. The max safe voltage for the chip is 1.5 volts. Intel states 1.55 volts is the absolute max that should be put into the chip.
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If you have an exceptional chip, and exceptional cooling, you might achieve a boot with the 9x444, which you have. To be stable though, god, like SPP 1.55 or 1.6, FSB 1.5 or 1.6, RAM at a bit more than recommended for a regular overclock... Those are big temps. I know there are a few hardcore folks who do it with watercooling though.
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