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post #1 of 8
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Ok i have a asus 680i p5n32-e mobo and with the newest bios i can get a stable 3.0ghz post. but i cant overlock my g-skill ram at all.

Now my question is if i wanted to reach 3.6 would i have to get better ram like some double sided ballistix or do i need to get a better motherboard?

Keep in mind i want to run sli as i just ordered a new 8800gt.
post #2 of 8
your mobo can handle fsb, you just need to up the volts. 400x9=3.6 is your ram pc6400?
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post #3 of 8
I also want to get my Q6600 up to 3.6 or 3.8 (depending on temps). Atm its at 3.3ghz stable on 33 idle and 50 load? I have no idea what voltage to use.....any help?
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post #4 of 8
jump up to 3.4 and put up the volts a click or two and test. you got alot of room with your ram so you wont have to worry about that. you might have to bump the nb up one voltage increment once you get past the 400's
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post #5 of 8
if you want 3.6, youll need anywhere between 1.45 and 1.5 most likely, just start at 1.5 and move down until you find the lowest stable vcore.
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post #6 of 8
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yes ram is 6400, but wont overclock at all with the picky northbridge.

I havent found a single person who sucessfully got this bored to run at 3.4 or 3.6... is it possible? Ive checked asus forums on the board and same situation there. ive also read that the p5n32-e was the worst overclocker with quads, the gtl voltages were just to unstable and thats why evga and xfx made revisions to their boards.
post #7 of 8
I'm only running my Quad at 2.85 but i have been told my mobo will clock to 3.0 or 3.1 if your lucky i would say your board could hit 3.6 but the 680i chipset is a little bit weird same as the 780i chipset they are not robust like 650i or 750i
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My Q6600 is 3.26ghz 9x multi @ 1.432-1.440vcore in CPU-Z. I tried 3.2ghz with 8x multiplier 400mhz with 4x1gb HZ ram @ 1.46-1.48v and it wouldnt take stress testing. once it starts stressing then it BSODs... How do you know when to up vcore and when to lower FSB? Ive just doin trial and error because it handles 3.2ghz 9x multi but wont take it for 8x multi.
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