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Q6600 @ 3.9GHz On AIR!!

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Well guys.. my trusty Q6600 rig has been goin' strong for quite some time now, at a pleasant 3.4GHz. The crashes I occasionally had in the end appeared to come from the XFX N790i Ultra being not so solid on its DIMM slots. I have all 4 slots filled. Eventually I clocked back to 1066 MHz for RAM, though with tight timings of 6-6-6-18 and has been rock solid ever.

Sooo... I wanted to find out how far I could actually push that sucker on my motherboard. And here's my result. I changed the multi from 8 to 9 and fed the thing a hefty amount of juice. It is cooled by my trusty TRUE. Buth CPU and TRUE are lapped.

I hereby present: My faithful Q6600 G0 at an amazing speed of 3.9GHz round! It is SuperPI stable, I haven't ran prime or anything heavy yet. Browsing, running CPU-Z, running RealTemp etc goes fine.



Direct link to image

And ofcourse not without my CPU-Z validation link

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=469465

Quite proud of this overclock I managed I doubt Prime would run though, this would not be a 24/7 overclock either.. but hey, I can say I booted my Q6600 into Vista64 without a hitch at 3.9
Edited by MagicBox - 12/24/08 at 12:36pm
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post #2 of 28
Very very nice. Gotta love winter temps
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post #3 of 28
What's the vid of the Q6600?
    
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post #4 of 28
Nice OC. Got a screenshot that people can actually see? (Hint: don't use imageshack.us)
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post #5 of 28
Yikes, 1.6v

Hope you don't plan on running that 24/7
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post #6 of 28
Nice try get a 3dmark score!
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post #7 of 28
1.584 vcore?! i wouldn't run that 24/7 if i were you. 1.50 is the recommended highest
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post #8 of 28
now run intel burn test

if you pass that, then i congratulate you; otherwise, its not stable sorry im a dick
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post #9 of 28
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I added a direct link to the image to bypass the imageshack crap

The VID is 1.2625 according to realtemp.

I've tried to pull a Vantage score from it, but it would lock up somewhere halfway the game demo. I then upped the volts by 2 notches and almost got to the end of the first game dame. I feel if I would up it like 3 - 4 notches total I could make it pass Vantage but I think I will then quite get into danger zone if I do that lol.

I might just do it and give myself an excuse to buy an i7 platform
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post #10 of 28
with that voltage IBT would melt ur chip on air, unless you've got extremely low ambient temps

you should try playing around with some other settings instead of just raising your vcore that high im sure you could have it much lower if you do so.
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