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Sorry about this being my third thread here but........I have a Q6600@3.0GHz right now at 40-50(usually 43-46) idle and 65MAX. I am also going to upgrade my CPU Cooler to a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 tomorrow so I guess that should lower the temps a little. My ram is 1066@836(How Can I get it up to 1066 or 1200)
But my main question is: How high can I overclock it while keeping reasonable temps?
     
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There is some debate on this, but in general, keep it below 70C under load. Your speed will be limited by your temps with your set up. You can go into your Bios and change your RAM speed by changing the divider.
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It's all relative to your specific chip and your luck at picking them.

Some can't get past 3GHz, a lot get to 3.4-3.6GHz, and the lucky ones get higher. I can boot my Q6700 at 4GHz but I can't stablize it and it runs hot, but I can run 3825MHz stable as of right now. I'm in the process seeing just what my highest stable will be. I'm running on a 9x multi just like a Q6600 would.

Also do you have a B3 or G0 stepping? That can play a big part in what your max temp should be and highest expected OC as well.
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Also, is the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 worth it?
     
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try 400x8......pump up your bus..........yes the HDT-S1283 is worth it
    
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ricdeau View Post
It's all relative to your specific chip and your luck at picking them.

Some can't get past 3GHz, a lot get to 3.4-3.6GHz, and the lucky ones get higher. I can boot my Q6700 at 4GHz but I can't stablize it and it runs hot, but I can run 3825MHz stable as of right now. I'm in the process seeing just what my highest stable will be. I'm running on a 9x multi just like a Q6600 would.

Also do you have a B3 or G0 stepping? That can play a big part in what your max temp should be and highest expected OC as well.
try 465x8
more fsb
post #8 of 24
That Xigmatek Rifle is a great cooler for the price and you should see your temps improve greatly. 65C under load is even high for the cooler you have now though. Make sure you use the correct amount of thermal grease and that your mount is good on your new cooler.
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The Xigmatek is very worth it, it's an awesome cooler especially as it's currently under $20 after rebate on Newegg. It's a big improvement over the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. You have a G0, so 3.4+ GHZ shouldn't be a problem at all with the Xigmatek.
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by silverbullet132 View Post
try 465x8
more fsb
I did, it wasn't liking it too much but I can raise my NB and FSB volts some more. So after I'm don't torturing this particular OC I might raise them some more and see what I can get.
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