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hello, i would like to overclock my cpu (core 2 quad q6600) but im having trouble keeping my clocks stable on my mother board(Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L)
i would greatly apreciate help
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post #2 of 28
Did you up the vcore?
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post #3 of 28
this board is hopeless. cant clock my E6550 past 2.9GHz. the MSI replacement board clocked betttah.

best advice is to up the GMch to +0.3v. its the max it would go and stay on 1:1ratio
    
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post #4 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by *_* View Post
this board is hopeless. cant clock my E6550 past 2.9GHz. the MSI replacement board clocked betttah.
You either are bad at overclocking or you just got a crappy E6550.
On my P35-DS3L I could overclock my E6750 to 3,8GHz easily. Limiting factor was temperatures.

@LILJO3Y: You should try upping the vCore (don't go over 1,55V though) and crank up the voltage on the NB a bit.
What speed is it unstable at?
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post #5 of 28
Please give us more information. What settings are you using now??
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post #6 of 28
What if you upped the pll voltage.
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post #7 of 28
i am thinking of getting this board for my Q6600. infact i just bought the board right now.
could it be possible to reach 3.2GHz with that board on a ratio of 1:1 with the FSB and DRAM?
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post #8 of 28
Set multiplier at 8 and FSB at 400 That'll get you 3.2Ghz..My board doesn't seem to like a 9x multiplier.

Increase voltage to 1.41875 and lower each time until it becomes unstable...then raise it back up a notch.

Do what you want with ram...I found it better to lower the timings and keep it 1:1... 2.00 D.

Set PCI frequency to 100

disable the feature that lowers clock @ idle. CIA2 I believe its called.

I believe there is also a few videos on youtube showing how to OC your Q6600/Gigabyte BIOS to whatever frequency.
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
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i am thinking of getting this board for my Q6600. infact i just bought the board right now.
could it be possible to reach 3.2GHz with that board on a ratio of 1:1 with the FSB and DRAM?
yes you should be able to get that with not much of a problem
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thanks so much for the help. what do you mean about lower memory timings? i want a ratio of 1:1 for fsb and dram. how would i go about doing this??
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