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q6600 2.7ghz max?

post #1 of 15
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So got my q6600 today, i have only been able to overclock it to 2.7ghz @ 1.5v!

I Have had problem with my p5n32 as well, it locks up in the bios when changing the FSB, it requires a restart and then defult values are set.

I Know that the amount you can overclock the chip by is diffrent from cpu to cpu but surley more then 2.7ghz?
post #2 of 15
That's a TON of Vcore for 2.7ghz!

Have you tried updating your bios to the newest version?

You could also try adding a few more NB volts and see if that helps. Just start out little by little and work your way up with voltages.
    
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Zee Fark? i'm using a Q6600 on a P31-Ds3L mobo and it idles on 3ghz.
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Your motherboard is holding you back quite a bit. If you want to push it any higher or to what people normally get you will have to get a new motherboard. Also does that have the latest bios?
    
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what bios are you running?I am running the 801 bios and I am at 3ghz with 1.25v,NB 1.5,SB 1.55

be careful with your bios the 1002 bios from asus is very hit and miss
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I am running the 0901 bios as the 1002 would not let me change any overclocking settings!

Right i have put the voltages as last post suggested! I can still only get to 2.7ghz! I manged to get my e6600 to 3.4ghz stable! But cant get any where with this?

What Motherbored would you recommed, i only will have about £100 to spend at max! Also i would like to stay with the nvidia chipset!
post #7 of 15
WAY TO MUCH vcore
post #8 of 15
try changing your bios to the 801 or 805

Is your memory running sync or not?have you set th correxct timings and voltage for the memory?also is it 4x1 sticks or 2x2

try your vcore at 1.35
cpu vtt 1.50
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I have 3.2ghz with vcore at 1.39
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I have 3.2ghz with vcore at 1.39
you have a different board mate,he has the 650 hybrid board (which is not very good with quads)
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