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Hey guys, I wanna try to hit the magical ~3.6Ghz on my Q6600. However, I am let down by my utter lack of knowledge of basic overclocking...

I have a very nice and stable 2.88Ghz overclock at the moment with a FSB of 1280.00 Mhz (QDR). But I used an automatic 20% overclock feature on my ASUS Striker II, I did try the 50% OC, but it crashes like mad after 5-10 mins. The 50% will get me to 3.5Ghz, which is nice, I would love to be able to run this stable.

Can you folks take a look at my screenie and give me some idea of what avenue to go down next with regards to getting stable with voltages etc.

And while i know there are 101 different people asking for Q6600 help, I would just like it a little more personalised for me, as I can't seem to get to grips with voltages and what does what, so please forgive me.

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Well first of all you need to be overclocking in the BIOS, not by using some program if you want a 24/7 stable OC.

Give me a coretemp screen or just tell me what the VID of your CPU is. If it's a new Q6600 with a high VID, it might be impossible to get 3.6GHz out of it.
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50% overclock on Q6600 is 3.6Ghz. I am not familiar with your bios but for my bios all i change is FSB and CPU voltage and its done.
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post #4 of 10
Even though we don't have same MOBO, look at my sig and you'll get an idea of where to start. Overclock through your Bios and you'll have to up volts on such things as your VCore, FSB, northbridge, memory etc...

Do not overclock your memory and I'd even loosen the timings and just concentrate on overclocking the CPU first, once you get that stable by testing with Prime95, then concentrate on your Mem.

After that, overclock your video card using RivaTuner!
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Well first of all you need to be overclocking in the BIOS, not by using some program if you want a 24/7 stable OC.
I am overclocking in the Bios, it has 5-20% overclocks, then 'Q' chip overclocks, like Q6700 etc, all built into the mobo.

My VID is 1.3250V It's a G0 chip.
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50% overclock on Q6600 is 3.6Ghz. I am not familiar with your bios but for my bios all i change is FSB and CPU voltage and its done.
Ya, 50% overclock on a Striker II is 3.5Ghz don't ask me how, lol.
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I am overclocking in the Bios, it has 5-20% overclocks, then 'Q' chip overclocks, like Q6700 etc, all built into the mobo.

My VID is 1.3250V It's a G0 chip.
You're probably not going to get 3.6GHz with that chip. That's as high as a VID as i've seen. I'm assuming you just recently got the chip?
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VID doesn't always mean it's a dud in terms of OC'ing. Just bump up to FSB to 1400 for now and push the vCore up 3-4 notches.
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VID doesn't always mean it's a dud in terms of OC'ing. Just bump up to FSB to 1400 for now and push the vCore up 3-4 notches.
Yeah but the high VID and the fact that it's a newer Q6600 does. Mine has a 1.300 VID, but is a much older batch, so it overclocks well.
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50% overclock on Q6600 is 3.6Ghz. I am not familiar with your bios but for my bios all i change is FSB and CPU voltage and its done.
No, you need to change memory dividers also.. general voltages.
    
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