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I need to overclock this to 3 GHz, and i am completely new to over clocking. can anyone list all the steps i need for the 3GHZ?
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Enter Bios set 1333 QDR and your done. You may have to add a bit to Vcore depending on your chip
 
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In the bios, set the fsb to 333 mhz, and make sure the multiplier is set at 9x. Save settings and exit. If the computer boots, and is stable, which is highly likely, you're good to go. If it boots but isnt stable, go back into the bios and raise the cpu core voltage up to 1.3v. That should give you the voltage you require. Save settings and exit, and you should be good to go at 3ghz.
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Wow is that it? I assumed there was a bit more than that. Guess not lol.
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Wow is that it? I assumed there was a bit more than that. Guess not lol.
Well, there is...

Testing stability via Prime 95 and measuring temps with Core Temp during Prime. If your a gamer Prime for 2Hours is enough. Folder? Well then your looking at 8 Hours +
 
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Well, there is...

Testing stability via Prime 95 and measuring temps with Core Temp during Prime. If your a gamer Prime for 2Hours is enough. Folder? Well then your looking at 8 Hours +
Yep I have both. Problem is my CPU loads at about 56 right now, AT STOCK! I think that's way too high so I've held off on a OC. I haven't done a reseat yet mainly just because I'm lazy. What is the max volts needed for 3.0? I know it varies, but a guess?
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Yep I have both. Problem is my CPU loads at about 56 right now, AT STOCK! I think that's way too high so I've held off on a OC. I haven't done a reseat yet mainly just because I'm lazy. What is the max volts needed for 3.0? I know it varies, but a guess?
56c is fine man..the thermal spec is 71c on a G0 Stepping (as long as you under 70c your good). Volts wise well for 3Ghz it varies depending on the chip. I'd say 1.3v to be sure. If it's stable for 30mins, lower the volts a notch and run Prime for 30mins again. Repeat this process until unstable. Then bump to your last 30Mins stable volt and run for longer.
 
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post #8 of 11
My q6600 could do 3.2ghz on stock voltage and was totally stable. Its possible to not increase vcore at all. I suggested increasing the vcore to 1.3 simply because it would be a one step fix most likely, and would be enough to get to 3.0ghz or more.
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Im thinking to do mine as well. Same applies to the 680i ? 1.3 vcore? link or unlink?
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I would say that at 1.3 vcore that most G0 chips will be able to reach 3.0ghz. Berserk, if you're talking about linking the ram speed to the fsb, I would unlink it. Your ram will likely run faster if you do it that way. If you run the ram linked, it will run at 333mhz (DDR2-666) @ 3.0ghz. If you run it unlinked, you will be able to run it closer to the 1066mhz that it is supposed to run at.

I think thats how that function works, but I could be wrong. I dont have that specific option in my bios, but I do run my ram speed higher than my fsb is set at. Correct me if Im wrong...
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