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Q6600@3.6 1.30V And getting lower

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Ok So after i post my last thread at 1.45V I got playing around with the Bios.

Right now Im getting 3.6 @ 1.30 Bios, 1.28 Aftervdroop.

Pics will say the rest.



Let me know what you think.
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I think you need to run prime95 for 6-8hrs and post back when it is stable


edit: How long was that test run for? I thought it posted the time it has been run...


edit2: nvm, I am a goof. I still think you need to run it more than an hour. Good start though.
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post #3 of 82
i agree with dralb. i can get my Q6600 to post @ 3.8ghz but its not stable. u need to stress test for at least 6-8hrs i say.
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edited.

Looks good! Keep that prime going. My Quad could do 3.6 at around 1.325v 24/7 stable, but I agree with these guys, needs to be prime stable a while longer.
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post #5 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
Just look at the prime window, It shows when the test started, and what time the current test was run. Subtract the two and voila
See edit2 plz
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post #6 of 82
Nice voltage...I can't remember if mine was 6-8hrs prime stable..but then again, I don't usually prime for 6-8hrs .
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post #7 of 82
well normally if its really unstable it will go in seconds so while that doesn't mean hes 100% stable its certainly impressive at that voltage..

Also i have ran my cpu for 3dmark06 at a fsb that was way above what was stable, prime would fail in seconds. Yet it completes 3dmark just fine. In fact i am not exactly sure what the upside is of being 6-8hrs stable if you don't bluescreen~
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Quote:
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well normally if its really unstable it will go in seconds so while that doesn't mean hes 100% stable its certainly impressive at that voltage..

Also i have ran my cpu for 3dmark06 at a fsb that was way above what was stable, prime would fail in seconds. Yet it completes 3dmark just fine. In fact i am not exactly sure what the upside is of being 6-8hrs stable if you don't bluescreen~
Well, the upside is no crashing, data corruption, blue screens, freezing and all the other wonders of instabillity. I don't see the point of having a system that is stable for a graphic benchmark only. I do much more with my PC than run benchmarks and game.

personally, I have had systems fail stress testing after a few seconds, after an hour and after 5 hours. I, personally, prefer to have a completely stable system. That is more important than a few more mhz's, but to each their own
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post #9 of 82
of course there is more to do then just bench i am just giving an example.
I run 24/7 at something that has been stable well over 5 hours, i am just saying that i think people take being prime stable way too seriously.
If its stable for what your doing then that should be the main concern.
however i do think prime is a good way to get a quick and decently accurate idea of stability.
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post #10 of 82
I usually consider an overnight run a good show of stability.

If you can get 6-8 hrs stable, it's good to me. I can suicide bench at 3.91 GHz @ 1.6v, but I can only run my Q6600 @ 1.48 24/7.

Any lower my Q6600 crashes or doesn't boot into windows. You're quite lucky to be getting stable at that voltage. Any suggestions ? lol
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