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I have a Q6600 G0 on an XFX 790i. I am now on my second 790i and have had the same problem with both. I cannot get it to go about 3.150 Ghz. It is rock steady there with a multiplier of 9 and a FSB of 1400 Mhz.

Any ideas what would cause this. I guess now I just have to go to a QX9650, O'well!!!!!!

4.5 Ghz on water HERE I COME!!!

but i would like any ideas on why Q6600 wont even get to 3.2 Ghz
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post #2 of 12
whats your vcore? You should need maybe 1.35 -1.36 for 3.2 depending on the chip.
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post #3 of 12
Up the voltage.
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post #4 of 12
What all have you tried?
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post #5 of 12
Do you know how to overclock? What kind of experience do you have? We need more information so we can help you.

Are you on stock cooling? If so, forget about getting 3.2.
Do you you use coretemp to monitor your temps?
What stress test are you using? Orthos, Prime95?
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post #6 of 12
ya you havent upped the vcore have you,and the ram is running linked, right....
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazy1323 View Post
I have a Q6600 G0 on an XFX 790i. I am now on my second 790i and have had the same problem with both. I cannot get it to go about 3.150 Ghz. It is rock steady there with a multiplier of 9 and a FSB of 1400 Mhz.

Any ideas what would cause this. I guess now I just have to go to a QX9650, O'well!!!!!!

4.5 Ghz on water HERE I COME!!!

but i would like any ideas on why Q6600 wont even get to 3.2 Ghz
You aren't doing something right. That board should hit 3.2 like nobody's business. Tell us what your settings are in your BIOS setup - 1.2v, CPU VTT, NB/SB, vcore, linked/unlinked memory, etc.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazy1323 View Post
I have a Q6600 G0 on an XFX 790i. I am now on my second 790i and have had the same problem with both. I cannot get it to go about 3.150 Ghz. It is rock steady there with a multiplier of 9 and a FSB of 1400 Mhz.

Any ideas what would cause this. I guess now I just have to go to a QX9650, O'well!!!!!!

4.5 Ghz on water HERE I COME!!!

but i would like any ideas on why Q6600 wont even get to 3.2 Ghz
You won't get 4.5 ghz stable on water with a QX9650 mate....
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post #9 of 12
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You won't get 4.5 ghz stable on water with a QX9650 mate....
LOL, chimes in the man with the CPU itself. How far have you gotten with it Robilar?
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post #10 of 12
4.1 on air so far but I'm afraid to give it too much vcore. To go higher, I would have to go in the 1.5 range on vcore which would eventually cook the chip.

Water wouldn't help, its not a temperature issue.
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