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Well i achieved 3.4ghz on my e6600 (378x9) (1.425 volts in bios).

With 3dmark06 @ 3.2GHz i got a mark of 11961

@ 3.4GHz i got a mark of 12090

Is that extra 200mhz + voltage worth it?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 8
its a personal question your asking.

If your temps are good, then yes, IMO better is better.

your under the max voltage, and if you under max temps.. your good to go.

run prime or orthos for 6-9 hrs n see where your temps are
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post #3 of 8
If you've passed orthos and its a solid oc, then i'd say its definetly worth it.
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post #4 of 8
1.42v is fine for 65nm c2d. Get a good read on load temp. Go for it as long as it is stable and good temp.
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post #6 of 8
Higher is better, but I don't think I would do it solely for a 3dmark sore. If that is the only thing you are worried about, a 100 pt. gain is not much at all.
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o/c-ing the RAM will give you some more points....just make sure you relax your timings to 5 5 5 15 for the overclock to be stable. Then you can try tightening them and see if it works again. If you like to further raise your score on 3DMARK06 try o/c-ing the GPU. This is going to give you the biggest gain in 3DMARK points.
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Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
o/c-ing the RAM will give you some more points....just make sure you relax your timings to 5 5 5 15 for the overclock to be stable. Then you can try tightening them and see if it works again. If you like to further raise your score on 3DMARK06 try o/c-ing the GPU. This is going to give you the biggest gain in 3DMARK points.
Could try but I dont really want to play tiddly winks with other voltages for now . I have no money atm so trying to be careful with what I do.
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