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I need help finding the right voltage for my Q6600 GO

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I'm currently trying to find the right voltage for my Q6600 GO @ 3.6GHz. I'm running 1.475 in the bios and I'm pulling 1.425 in CPU-Z which means I'm getting one heck of a VDROOP. I'm really not for sure if this is the right voltage to be running at with an overclock of 3.6GHz but that's why I'm asking the OCN community. My VID is 1.2500 which is fairly low so it would be great to find others with around the same VID so that I could get a rough estimate of what I should set my voltages too. Thanks

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Sounds like you need a volt mod for that board. Do you know if there is one? You should be ok for a voltage of 1.55 with that quad, but the vdroop will be the thing that's killing you.
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I have my quad 3.4 at 1.375
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How much does the SPP/MCP and SPP <->MCP voltages help out with stability? SPP is 1.40, the MCP is 1.55 and the SPP<->MCP is 1.30 volts. I'm not for sure what these do and what the normal setting(s) would be when paired with an overclocked Q6600?

Is there any other settings that I should disable or enable that would really help out with stability?
    
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post #5 of 8
CPU-Z's readings on the voltage isn't quite accurate, try Coretemp and see if you get the same readings.

staying under 1.5v should be ok imo.
    
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I just ran Prime95 and my core temps got up into the 70 degrees celcius range. Is this too hot for the individual cores or is this fine for a Q6600? Like I said before my VID is 1.2500 and I'm running 1.4 volts right now.
    
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post #7 of 8
Are you stable at that voltage? if so try lowering it a few notches and verify if your stable. 70c is definately quite hot.
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I just ran Prime95 and my core temps got up into the 70 degrees celcius range. Is this too hot for the individual cores or is this fine for a Q6600? Like I said before my VID is 1.2500 and I'm running 1.4 volts right now.
If I remember correctly the Q6600 can handle up to 71C(or was it 72C?) safely. But, most people like to have lower temperatures, like below 65C.
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