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post #11 of 25
I would not increase your voltage.
you can start by just increasing your FSB frequency by 5-10mhz at a time until you cannot boot into your operating system. Then drop back down 10-15 mhz to be safe on your system. You should be okay with that until you get your aftermarket cooler in.
But do not increase your vcore to try and get stable at higher frequencies without a better cooler.
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Never mind missed next post..oops,Need better aftermarket cpu cooler
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post #13 of 25
At those temps i wouldn't since those are IDLE temps which means CPU at almost no usage, LOAD temps (CPU being used alot) would probably heat that right up to the 60s.

You can get a good cooler for ~35 bucks.
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post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arakasi View Post
I would not increase your voltage.
you can start by just increasing your FSB frequency by 5-10mhz at a time until you cannot boot into your operating system. Then drop back down 10-15 mhz to be safe on your system. You should be okay with that until you get your aftermarket cooler in.
But do not increase your vcore to try and get stable at higher frequencies without a better cooler.
Hmm, so I should just increase the FSB ? What's a safe amount that can forego the small interval changes? Im not looking for anything to extreme.

Also, there's something in the bios for sli-ready ram that isn't enabled.

should I enable that?
post #15 of 25
No keep SLI-ready memory disable...
only used for 2 graphics cards in an sli environment.

as far as raising your fsb, just do it little by little and keep booting into windows.

Download CoreTemp and watch your temperatures on your cpu
Do not exceed 72C with that quad.
If you do go back to stock and wait for your cooler.

72C is including in games or with many applications running or (stress testing).
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arakasi View Post
No keep SLI-ready memory disable...
only used for 2 graphics cards in an sli environment.

as far as raising your fsb, just do it little by little and keep booting into windows.

Download CoreTemp and watch your temperatures on your cpu
Do not exceed 72C with that quad.
If you do go back to stock and wait for your cooler.

72C is including in games or with many applications running or (stress testing).
So increasing my FSB is not going to up my cpu speed?
post #17 of 25
Your fsb and your cpu frequency are connected together.
You cannot directly increase your cpu speed.
YOu set your multiplier in the bios x8 or x9 or whatever you wanna use.
Then raise your fsb freq. Multiply what your fsb speed is by your multiplier to get your cpu frequency.

Mine is x9 multiplier and a 400 FSB
9 x 4 = 36 ...

so im at 3.6ghz

Hopefully you understand now yes ?
post #18 of 25
First disable the following in bios:

Standard CMOS Features
Drive A: None (If you dont have a floppy)

Advanced Bios Features
Full Screen Logo Show: Disabled

Advanced Chipset Features

sub menu System Clocks
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled

sub menu CPU Configuraion
CPU Thermal Control: Disable
C1E Enhanced Halt State: Disabled

Integrated Peripherals
On Board FDC Controller: Disabled (if you dont have a floppy)
Onboard Serial Port 1: Disabled

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Then to get to the speed you want, you will have to increase FSB and voltage. Try the following for 3.4GHz and work your way up with the CPU:

CPU: 1.4v
CPU FSB: 1.4v
RAM: 2.2v
SPP: 1.45v
MCP: Auto
MCP->SPP: Auto

Leave the GTL on auto


Then set your FSB to 380 (QDR to 1520).
Then set your memory to unlinked and manually set to 800.


I cant guarantee that your CPU will run this, but 75% of them do. You might be able to run a lower vcore at this setting, or you might need more. You should also be able to lower your SPP (northbridge) to 1.4v, but at 1.5v you can reach 450FSB. So try these settings for a baseline.

Here are the specs for the Q6600 (notice the thermal limit is 71°C):



So just keep it under that when running prime95. You can try to push the CPU farther without adding vcore until it becomes unstable. The heat is almost directly related to the vcore, so as long as you dont add any, you are ok to go higher.


BTW, what is your VID reported as in CoreTemp?
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post #19 of 25
You need to read the guides that have already been posted. Your temperatures are too high for any serious overclocking, especially with that wimpy stock cooler.
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post #20 of 25
I will repeat after what these guys posted...

Do not increase your voltage at the moment.

You can still raise your frequency a little bit without having to raise voltage.
but you will not be able to increase it by much.

Do not disable this stuff until you get your aftermarket cooler :

Advanced Chipset Features:
sub menu System Clocks
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
sub menu CPU Configuraion
CPU Thermal Control: Disable
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