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I know i need to OC my Q6600 because I believe it is really holding back my XFX GTX260 Black. I'm familiar with changing settings in the bios, but i am fairly unfamiliar with this cpu. Could someone please post up a solid baseline OC for either 3.0 or 3.2 GHz? it would be MUCH appreciated. My goal is run solid at 3 or 3.2GHz to lessen the bottleneck effect while gaming. I know my system is capable of smoother framerates in crysis...but my 2.4GHz is holding it back.

Asus P5N-D
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4x 2GB Corsair XMS2 ddr2 800 (8GB total)
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Screenshots, or a simple list of vcore, sb, nb, ht, etc. would be fantastic.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12
well you could try out a multi of 8 with FSB 400mhz.
that would give you 3.2ghz and 1600mhz fsb
about voltages: set ~1.35v to CPU and NB at 1.35 and see what happens
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well you could try out a multi of 8 with FSB 400mhz.
that would give you 3.2ghz and 1600mhz fsb
about voltages: set ~1.35v to CPU and NB at 1.35 and see what happens
While leaving the rest at Auto? SB and HT left to auto?
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also...what is the benefit of using an 8x multi instead of 9x?
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leave them to auto and also use a 1:1 divider to your rams so when you have 3.2ghz and 1600mhz FSB your rams will be at stock 800mhz
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also...what is the benefit of using an 8x multi instead of 9x?
faster FSB ... your system will be a little faster ... but not noticeable in 98% cases
Edited by Cryptedvick - 12/24/08 at 10:46am
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leave them to auto and also use a 1:1 divider to your rams so when you have 3.2ghz and 1600mhz FSB your rams will be at stock 800mhz
that totally makes sense...400mhz fsb will be perfect for the dual channel ram. i forgot that lowering the multiplier lets you raise fsb while maintaining reasonable cpu clocks. i'll give this setup a shot when i get home...hopefully i can get it stable. does anyone know what sort of difference a 3.2 OC on this computer will make gaming-wise? I've been told after fixing the cpu bottleneck...it will make a big difference....but how much exactly?
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that totally makes sense...400mhz fsb will be perfect for the dual channel ram. i forgot that lowering the multiplier lets you raise fsb while maintaining reasonable cpu clocks. i'll give this setup a shot when i get home...hopefully i can get it stable. does anyone know what sort of difference a 3.2 OC on this computer will make gaming-wise? I've been told after fixing the cpu bottleneck...it will make a big difference....but how much exactly?
considering you have a GTX260 the difference will be significant
i get a noticeable difference from 2.4ghz to 3.4ghz in games and benchmarks (GPU wise) and i have a G92 GTS
basically when i oc my CPU i get higher score in 3dmark06 in SM2 and SM3 tests which indicates CPU bottleneck
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
considering you have a GTX260 the difference will be significant
i get a noticeable difference from 2.4ghz to 3.4ghz in games and benchmarks (GPU wise) and i have a G92 GTS
basically when i oc my CPU i get higher score in 3dmark06 in SM2 and SM3 tests which indicates CPU bottleneck
Fantastic! That is exactly the answer i was hoping for. I figured my system would have quite a cpu bottleneck, because i know how much of a beast my gtx card is. Now that i think about it, my cpu was probably bottlenecking my MSI 9800GT OC as well. I say this because i'm not getting much more performance out of crysis with my gtx than i was with my 9800gt. At least now i know that i can give my cpu a kick in the shorts to speed up my gaming performance.
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Honestly I would sell your Q6600 on Ebay for 150, then buy a E8600 that you can overclock t 4.5ghz and that will unleash your freaking Beast of a card, thats my recommendation,or at minimum grab a E8500 overclocked to 4.2ghz or so either one will take care of your card alot better then the Q6600 and theres no guarantee u can get it to 3.2ghz or higher either, but hopefully u can hopefully u got the GO stepping.
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