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What should I do to OC Q6600

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Hello Im new to OCing
I recently purchased Q6600 and tried to OC on Asrock 4coredual SATA2.
But it ended up with OC up 2.45Ghz. (0.05 impovement!!)
So I RMA mobo and memory for the refund. And CPU for replacement.
Now I'm thinking to get Asus P5K-E mobo and Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB(2x2GB) DDR2 800 memory.

I have couple of questions to advance overclockers.

1. Would it be good to overclock Q6600 on P5K-E?

2. I also have Rosewill RCX-Z4 120mm 2 Ball CPU cooler. Is it enough for OCing?

3. Which setting should I change to OC? just the FSB? or with cpu volt?

4. Which numbers would be recommanded to OC safely?

5. Some people said I should make FSB up by 5-10 at a time. But is it OK to make FSB 333 at the first time?

thank you for the help. :]
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1: Yes you'll be fine.
2: It's decent...but it's no TRUE. You'll be ok depending on how high you want of an OC.
3: FSB first at say 25Mhz at a time, then when you experience instability (BSOD, FREEZE etc) up the volts one notch to the FSB and CPU accordingly.
4: On air cooling around 1.42v max for CPU and 1.50v for NB
5: Yes it'll be fine, your board supports 1333 CPU natively so it won't be a problem and you will more than likely be stable on stock volts for 3.0Ghz with 1333 QDR.
 
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just make sure you download coretemp or something to watch the temps as well.
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