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Oh, I'm sure your right but ultimately I'm just taking it slow as I look for the most rock-solid OC that I can run 24/7 that is virtualization-friendly as well.

You could probably take that thing to 3.8 or so. I have a Q6600 at 3.6 with VID 1.3000 which runs VMware and folding 24x7 no problem.
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you should really try for 3.5-3.6 at least. With 1.275 VID getting it 100% stable at those speeds should not be too tricky.
    
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You could probably take that thing to 3.8 or so. I have a Q6600 at 3.6 with VID 1.3000 which runs VMware and folding 24x7 no problem.
We shall see... right now I'm hunting down active ram coolers so I can start pushing my RAM a little bit. I'm determined to see how tight I can get their timings @ 3.0GHz before loosening them up again to play with my FSB again...

Randomly, have you ever tried firing up multiple instances of VMWare and running OCCT from within each? that's up next for tonight's torture tests...
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post #24 of 27
ram coolers don't do much. Don't waste your money.

As for torture tests....I use LinX in conjunction with orthos. Detects errors far faster than any other method.
    
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post #25 of 27
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We shall see... right now I'm hunting down active ram coolers so I can start pushing my RAM a little bit. I'm determined to see how tight I can get their timings @ 3.0GHz before loosening them up again to play with my FSB again...

Randomly, have you ever tried firing up multiple instances of VMWare and running OCCT from within each? that's up next for tonight's torture tests...
Don't bother; you'll just have to completely redo the RAM timings once you've finished getting a stable CPU OC anyway, which means it's a total waste of time. Not to mention money on unnecessary RAM coolers. Unless you're planning to push 2.5V through them or something...
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Don't bother; you'll just have to completely redo the RAM timings once you've finished getting a stable CPU OC anyway, which means it's a total waste of time. Not to mention money on unnecessary RAM coolers. Unless you're planning to push 2.5V through them or something...
Probably, but it's fun for me and helps me learn some of the finer points on timings and overclocking beyond the typical "push more volts" solutions... which, hopefully will give me a little more insight into stabilizing the system when I do get high oc's.

I also, for what it's worth, try to unwrap presents without damaging the paper knowing full well I'll never _actually_ save/reuse the stuff. It's just more fun that way... ;-p
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post #27 of 27
To get tight timings you need ot push volts too.
    
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