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post #1 of 10
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Hi i have my Q6600 Running at 3.0Ghz with VID : 1.23v and FSBv : 1.2v

My temps on full Prime 95 (4 threads blender test) are as follows

Core 0 : 51
Core 1 : 44
Core 2 : 46
core 3 : 42

Are these a bit high? Id like to maybe reach 3.6ghz but will i notice any difference in speed or just cost my CPU a year of its life?

Thanks

EDIT: I jsut got this DDR3 board i used a Rampage formula before so i dont know the BIOS very well
Edited by Pwnography - 7/2/08 at 2:02pm
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post #2 of 10
Those temps are fine... If you can get to 3.6Ghz then i would say go for it, you will deffo notice a difference from 3.0Ghz
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post #3 of 10
Once you hit a certain sweet spot with processors, they seem to take even more volts to get just a little more out of them. From what I have seen so far, 1.5 volts seems to be the mark you don't want to cross on the Q6600's, so you still have a little head room to go. Definitely keep an eye on your temps as you increase the volts, but right now i would say you are still good to go.
post #4 of 10
Nah, 1.2v is great for 3.0

3.6 is great for benchies, but for real life performance 3.0 is a good clock.

Personally I keep my quad at 3.0 - 3.6 only for benching.
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post #5 of 10
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IM playing top end games (Crysis and call or Jurez) and the only using 33% CPU and this is 100% stable so unless theres a good reason to OC or anyone has a easy way (a way i cant **** it up) ill problably keep it at 3.0Ghz.

I thought, should i keep tryng to get the VID lower and lower to reduce temps until its not stable, also how does the FSBv affect temps?

EDIT: Now iv been running Prime 95 for 10 hours the temps have reached there max of

Core 0 : 55
Core 1 : 47
Core 2 : 49
Core 3 : 46

Should i still not be worrying?
Edited by Pwnography - 7/2/08 at 2:11pm
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post #6 of 10
You should get the core voltage as low as you can with a stable overclock. This will help with your temps considerably. But you're at 1.2V right now so I don't see it going much lower for that overclock.
post #7 of 10
now give it 1.35vcore and see how high it will clock.
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You could try 1.3v and 3.2Ghz, I don't think it will raise the temp that much.
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I keep getting BSODs not in Prime 95 but games. Think it may be my RAM
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