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Hey guys,
I sooo excited to start my first OC. I want to take one baby step right now. I want to OC my CPU to 3.0 GHz.

Some Questions:
  1. Is it possible to OC to 3.0 using stock voltages?
  2. What does the multiplier mean?
  3. What is the difference of having 2.4 GHz with 7X and 8X?

Request:
Please contrain your advices so I can OC to 3.0 with least voltage use.
    
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My cpu runs at 3GHz stock voltage but chips differ. i dont see alot of people on here running a Q6600 at 3GHz on stock voltage but im not the most observant person.
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1.maybe
2.1066/4=266x9=2400 the 9 is the multi is the clock generating number
3. its manly to increase ram bandwidth
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Here's some info in my CPU-Z pic
    
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1.maybe
2.1066/4=266x9=2400 the 9 is the multi is the clock generating number
3. its manly to increase ram bandwidth
Can you rephrase your answer in #3? I'm newb at OC so explain me into your newby mode
    
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not bad i would start out by lowering the ram and then try upping the fsb
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ok the lower fsb allow for a higher ram clock with out putting as much pressure on the nb
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post #8 of 35
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Quote:
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ok the lower fsb allow for a higher ram clock with out putting as much pressure on the nb
What's nb?
FSB is important when your playing game though, right?
Edited by legendor - 6/5/08 at 7:08pm
    
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Here's my pic from CPUID Hardware Monitor
    
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What's nb?
FSB is important when your playing game though, right?
NB is the "north bridge." It has something to do with linking most of your hardware attached to the motherboard, if I'm not mistaken; stuff like the cpu, video cards, and the like. I think that's right

and no, FSB is "Front Side Bus." You are thinking of FPS, frames per second!
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