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post #1 of 17
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Hey guys

Well I need your help/experience with overclocking, I want to overclock my q6600 (B3) to a stable 3ghz but the problem is whenever I o/c it, my computer freezes after a couple of minutes. My temps stay around the 30-45 mark when idle. If I recall correctly I think I had it set to 333x9 with a 1:1 ratio with my ram and voltage set to 1.275. (running 800mhz ram btw)

Any help will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 17
What are the rest of the specs for your comp, fill them out in you're user cp. As far as the oc goes, try upping the voltage a little more. Also if you're bios has the option for changing the memory multiplier, try lowering it. You're ram may not be able to go much higher than 800mhz. You can also try upping the voltage to you're ram as well, but not much.
    
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ShazBo u hit 3.4 with that zalman 9700 what the temp reading?
post #4 of 17
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Sorry forgot to mention I tried higher voltages, even at overclocks like 2.7ghz I left the voltage at 1.3something and it still froze. Should I attempt voltages of 1.4+ and what temps would my cpu take before freezing my pc up? My ram is at 800mhz stock I made it a 1:1 ratio
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post #5 of 17
Idle 38-45, load 59-64.

For OP, if your temps get to high, the computer will shut down automaticly to avoide major damages. Try a different ratio other than 1:1, try lowering the ratio.
Edited by ShazBo - 12/14/08 at 11:01pm
    
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post #6 of 17
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So anything you could recommend?
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post #7 of 17
Here is a snipit on the reviewers oc'ing it...

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2118&page=6

This also should help tons.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...600/comments/6
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post #8 of 17
Other than lowering you're system memory multiplier, upping ram voltage and vcore. Not really. What is you're q6600's VID? Is it a brand new chip, the newer q6600s dont oc as well as the older ones but you should not need more than 1.4v to reach 3ghz. Unless someone with more experience has anything to say, thats about all I can help you with.
    
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post #9 of 17
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Nope this chip was purchased a bit over a year ago. Going to go now and try upping some voltages and reporting back wish me luck =D.
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post #10 of 17
It seems like you have a bad chip. For most cases, even B3 stepping Q6600 will OC to 3Ghz with 1.3v to 1.32v pretty easily, even with your high VID. I am curious though... When you say voltages, are you talking about actual voltages (as read by monitoring programs like Everest or CPUz) or BIOS setting voltages? Because there is Vdroop and Vdrop to consider. So when you set your voltages to say 1.4v, your actual voltages may only be 1.3 or so. Gigabyte boards are notorious for this.

Also, it help if you posted your temps. Depending on your heatsink solution, this could play a big factor in your stability.
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