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post #21 of 49
My 680i did well with my E6600 and E6700. My friend and I couldn't get his Q6600 above 3GGHz on his 680i no matter what we did, he just bought one of those new Gigabyte P45 boards and it does 4GHz without much effort.
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post #22 of 49
yea even my b3 can do more than 2.6..... your mcp voltage is really really high, i think mines 1.5 or 1 step above that

try to loosen up your ram timings

cpu vcore = 1.4425
mcp-spp = 1.25
forgot what my spp was
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post #23 of 49
I've got the P33 Bios for my LT version, and as high as I can get is 3.3, but have to push the vcore up past 1.5. Here is what I'm running at now.


FSB set to 1424 and ram at 800

Vcore: 1.4625
FSB : 1.5
Memory: 2.0
SPP: 1.45
MCP: 1.5
SPP <> MCP: 1.4

You can try that if you like, and I'm stable at that all day long with temps no higher than 61 on all cores after stressing for hours. My chip has a VID of 1.325 also. G'luck.
    
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post #24 of 49
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are there any boards out there that have waterblocks and are affordable?

and overclock extremely well on the q6600
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post #26 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdub View Post
top of the line right there
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Hate to be a terror but the mcp is the southbridge, the spp is the northbridge look it up, dont worry loads of people have made that mistake.
Then explain why in my BIOS i have an "MCP" and a "southbridge" lol. You're wrong. The "MCP" is the memory controller aka northbridge on a S775 board.



TC, what 680i board do you have? Look at the last letter and number of the product number. For example "A1" "TR"
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post #28 of 49
Your experiencing the exact same thing that I did with my 680i SE SLI board (NF63). 2.69GHz was the highest it would go due to the lack of the reference voltage in the MCP...basically - it is NOT designed to overclock Quads. Now I do hear that the 680i LT has the same problem.

Please double-check to see if you have a 680i SLI-A1 or T1 - otherwise it is not the right board for overclocking quads.
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post #29 of 49
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so what would yall reccomend for a board my needs are

all black motherboard
awesome looking heatpiping
775 socket
insanely good at overclocking

I love the look of the rampage but the watercooling isnt needed as I would rather have fans since my cpu is watercooled

the rampage sucks for watercooling from what I have read up on

whats a good mobo to hit 3.7 on?
Edited by jdub - 12/18/08 at 7:03pm
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price is no option but I want to keep it withing 150-300 range

do all these boards have this problem?
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