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I'm running a evga 680i motherboard, with 2x2gb sticks of ocz reapers, and the q6700 quad chip....I need some general info on where to get started for my overclock....I've heard 3.6 on air is achievable, I would like to hit that atleast!

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I think you are already familiar with the bios. Firstly, tweak your bios: Core speed highest you can in stock voltage, mem setting, and check stability with memtest and prime95. I'm not sure if you are running 64bit or 32bit os. After you obtained your max STABLE capability from stock Volt and mem settings, post the results here. Also, you need to disable CE1 and Eist so you can obtain accurrate readings from CPU-Z but I assume you already took care of that.
    
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Make sure you disable Speed Step, CE1, IEST and the like in your BIOS, they are hindering to performance for the sake of saving power. Are you saying you don't really know how to OC, or what? You just change the multi to its max (not sure if that's 9 or 10 for the Q6700, but it should tell you). Then to achieve the desired speed, you just divide that by your multi and set your FSB to your answer, e.g. if you wanted to go to 3.2GHz with a multi of 8, you set your FSB to 400, get it? Now when you get all this and boot up, run stability tests, it could be that you can OC it pretty far on stock volts...if you crash for any reason, go find an option called "CPU VID add" or "Vcore". These will give you increases in voltages in 12mV increments, just start bumping up one at a time until stable. Good luck!
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What's your VID for your Q6700? Check in CoreTemp...

Mine is sketchy and I require 1.48+ to hit 3.6GHz with a 1.31 VID ... so it depends.. the lower your VID, the higher your potential overclock..
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Well after some tweaking etc this is what I have so far

Click HERE for the CPUZ

Click HERE for the GPUZ

I haven't touched the voltage yet on the CPU just the FSB, which stock was 1066 and now is 1280. Also the stock voltage on my mem was 1.8 I upped it to 2.0 and was able to push the stock 800mhz to 1066mhz with 5-4-4-15-24 timings. I also missed with the gpu's a little stock core clock on one gpu was 513 and 580 on the other, both are now running 650 core clock, 875 memory clock and 1681 shader clock

Temps are good right now.....

here's a screen for ya at idle.....


You think this will run at this 24/7?
    
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Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post
These will give you increases in voltages in 12mV increments, just start bumping up one at a time until stable. Good luck!
You should add a disclaimer to this statement or edit it out. You shouldnt just bump up voltages until stable. There is a threshold in voltage that the proc can take (and i know your aware of that, im just making it known to someone that is new to overclocking). If you give it too much vcore your gonna fry the proc. Check the processors specs and verify what the max allowed vcore is for that proc and stay around that recommendation. You dont want to burn up your $200+ processor.
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