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Ok before i start i do not want to start a thread where everyone bashes me for not having a proper motherboard for overclocking and that i should just ditch the whole idea. I will get a proper motherboard when i gave the money but this is what I have right now (intel DP35DP). I found out about the tape mod from a guy that works on servers and then i found this thread. http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion...hp?t58361.html
I thought i would give it a try because if it didnt work then i could always reset it. Low And Behold it worked!!!!!! My system was showing 3ghz from 2.4 in CPU-Z. I tried a couple of other clock readers and they all showed 3.0 with an FSB of 1333. I was super pumped and imediately got a great cooler that keeps it below 55 degrees at all times at %100 load. All this testing was done in windows XP. When i booted into linux, the first thing i noticed is that the system does not recognize the overclock. I used a program called CONKY to calculate my clock speed so it should be accurate but im not sure. NOW, my question is.... Is my system really overclocked or is CPU-Z giving me a false reading? Is this tape mod really real? Has anyone tried this?

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If you boot back to XP and its still at 3.0 you are good....

If so Id say its just Linus reading the cpuid from bios and reporting a Q6600
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Check the Bios? If it reflects both CPU-Z and the Bios I think you're good. Can you see a difference in speed?
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If you boot back to XP and its still at 3.0 you are good....

If so Id say its just Linus reading the cpuid from bios and reporting a Q6600
I do know that when I did the mod, the temps skyrocketed and there was almost no lag when opening photoshop. It appeared to speed up but i was a little skeptical when linux wasnt reading the OC. I just want to make sure that CPU-Z was a reliable source (being that is what almost everyone here uses)
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The Bios does not say the ACTUAL cpu frequency. It only states that the CPU is a q6600 GO @ 2.4

A pic added from Ubuntu Linux

Edited by jrharvey - 6/12/08 at 9:26am
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its downclocking because of speedstep, eist which im not sure if you can disable on your board... if you can it will be in maintnance mode. youll need to change cmos jumper to boot into maint mode....

load up some intense program in linus and see if the cpu MHz jumps up to 3000
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Its probly linux on my e6600 it would show slowest mhz even if i disabled c1e and speedstep even tho my e6600 was overclocked in bios. Run some benchmarks in windows like superpi and things and post them others can help you to say if thier right.
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Its probly linux on my e6600 it would show slowest mhz even if i disabled c1e and speedstep even tho my e6600 was overclocked in bios. Run some benchmarks in windows like superpi and things and post them others can help you to say if thier right.
Thanks man, that was the answer i was looking for. I am at work right now but as soon as i can i will post some benchs. What bench programs would you like? I have 3dmark 06 but that might vary based on my vid card.

WOW 3.6 on a Q6600 with air cooling? That is nice.
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Ok so i did a test in 3dmard06 and got 13389 3DMarks. I have 1Gig Palit nvidia 8800gt clocked at 650mhz. So do you think this is normal for a 3ghz core2 quad?
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I got around 14000 at stock speeds so it looks about right.
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