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Hi Im new to overclocking so forgive me if I ask some questions that have been asked here millions of times. I have a Intel Q6600 quad core cpu, 4GB Gskill 800mhz ddr2 ram, a Gigibyte EP45-DS3L motherboard and a Geforce 8800GTX I am going to use a Zalman CNPS-9700-NT Processor heatsink/fan for overclocking the Q6600
Will anyone on these forums give me some tips on how to overclock the
Q6600 in the motherboards BIOS and can I also ask what temperature is recommended for keeping an overclocked cpu stable?
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Welcome to OCn...........in bios under MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) where it says CPU Host Frequency (MHz) punch in 333......that'll give you a nice 3.0GHz oc for starters ......if you decide to go higher try to stay under 60C for best results......you can download cpu-z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php after you boot into Windows and take a screenshot to see what your setting are at......also download coretemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ to monitor your temps
    
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Then you can go higher, when your system is stable.
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Thanks for the quick replys I am getting the Zalman heatsink tomorrow so I will have to wait till then before attempting to overclock the cpu I will let you guys know how I get on.
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Oh I forgot to ask are there any other settings I have to set in the BIOS apart from the cpu host frequency to overclock my cpu?
    
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Oh I forgot to ask are there any other settings I have to set in the BIOS apart from the cpu host frequency to overclock my cpu?
for 3.0GHz most of the time you won't need to.......once you start going higher you'll need to adjust cpu core voltages...if you scroll down in the M.I.T. section you'll see ******Mother Board Voltage Control****** and it's under >>>CPU....CPU Vcore......whatever your voltage is......[Auto]
.......try not to go past 1.5v
    
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I used to have that cooler. You can probably get 3.4-3.5GHz and have decent temps with the Q6600 (<70C).
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I used to have that cooler. You can probably get 3.4-3.5GHz and have decent temps with the Q6600 (<70C).
Hi guys I finally got my heatsink and I tried putting 333 on the multiplier on the BIOS like Vlasov_581 said but for some reason my PC keeps shutting down when I save changes in the BIOS. I reset my settings in the bios and used coretemp my cpu is only 27c can anyone tell me whats going on?
    
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yoou need to check the ram divier where it says dram make sure your ram is runing as close as possible to the rated speeds for now

set you cpu voltade to 1.3250


also here in the forum go to the user cp tam up there and then add system and fill in you system specs
    
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Here is the specs of my PC from looking at them can anyone advise me what setting I need to use on the BIOS
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Edited by coaxley - 1/6/09 at 11:20am
    
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