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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
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post #4531 of 6468
ocman

A Q9xxx will in no doubt kick new life into your system. If I lived over there I could have sold you my Q9400.
    
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KingT, I'm sorry. I upgraded my stock cooling to a Hyper 212+ that is now in my system specs. Anyway, I did as you said with the 6x400 FSB test and it was no problem at all. So when the Hyper came I went for 8x400 and using some variations of your settings I was rock steady at 3.2. IBT and P95 for 24hrs passed without issues, then lowered my vcore one notch at a time and repeated until it failed. Then upped it 2 notches and saved those settings in my OC profile for 3.2. Heat was not an issue with the Hyper.

But I want 3.6. I know in order to get 3.6 I have to at least pump 1.575 Vcore at the chip. That boots windows and plays crysis, etc....

I appreciate your help and I am NOT trying to be argumentative, but do you think raising my NB to 1.36v is the right thing to do when I can boot into windows at Vcore 1.575 and NB at 1.20?

You said I needed more Vcore to be stable at 3.6 and I agree , so I'm just curious how the NB 1.36 comes into play. Thank you very much!
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If you are stable at 3.2GHz (400 x8) using vNB = 1.20v, but not stable at 400 x9 it won't help raising vNB. Since you're using same FSB/memspeed.

Far from every Q6600 can make it to 3.6GHz on air, in fact, few of them can.

Really, 3.2GHz (400 x8) is a very nice and fast setting for a Q6600. Yours does not seem to handle 3.6GHz on air.. Simple as that..
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
ocman

A Q9xxx will in no doubt kick new life into your system. If I lived over there I could have sold you my Q9400.
Thanks turrican9, remember the used quad core barebone from the classified ad I showed you last time?

I later realized I actually didn't have the budget (I thought I have) to buy it... I've probably used it somewhere else already... and I felt sorry for giving the seller a false hope...

Aiming for Q9650 or Q9550... $150 CAD max.

P.S.: I'm currently looking to upgrade the AGP video card for my Celeron D 340 system to HIS H467QS1GHA Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, AGP, DVI, VGA, HDMI from TigerDirect.ca for $110+tax minus $20 MIR... to use as HTPC!

Looking for opinions.

P.P.S.: Time for a little overclock testing!
Edited by ocman - 9/28/11 at 4:42pm
     
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@ concretefire


If you're stable @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8) with 1.20V for vNB then you should be stable @ 3.6GHz (400 x9)..

But since you're unstable @ 3.6GHz it has nothing to do with vNB and increasing it would not help you..

You need more Vcore for 3.6GHz and that's what crashes your system at that speed..

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location advantage? you live near me or something? And i sell the board 85$ at the moment... boxed and everything.


For the cpu, nope my Q6600 is my only C2Q. I sell it 70$ atm.

Edit, and i paid 200$ for the board long time ago and 120$ for the cpu. ( it's third hand with me I'm the first OCer of this chip. to 3.2GHx 1.37 ain't a big deal... Only wanted to get rid of most of my bottleneck the 460.)
Put that stuff up on ebay, you'll get a lot more than what you're asking for it.
The Q6600 is going for around $100 +/- and the board is about the same price, if you can even find one.

concretefire,

Why don't you try for a 3.5 or a 3.4 overclock? The performance difference between 3.5 and 3.6 isn't all that much. The 1.57 volts is way too much i think.

Run a 9 multi, lower the FSB to 380 (3.42) and you can probably lower your voltages to something more acceptable. I doubt you will see any performace difference by not running your RAM and your FSB at 1:1. You will see a performance difference when going from 3.2 to 3.5.
Edited by R.D.BID - 9/28/11 at 6:04pm
 
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I'm running a q6600 at 2.97
I can't see any need to get anything else for a good few more years yet.
Q6600 was released in 2007 and its still working well for me playing all latest games.

I had the asus - P5nd and its criminally hot PCIE Northbridge setup. I tried to take the heatsink off and ripped a chunk of silicon off because it was glued on!

i digress


The P5q pro turbo plus a 6600 is fine and I can see no reason to fork out for socket 1366 setup.
I could prob get up to 3.6 ( I have had a few tentative clocking sessions) but that would mean a new cooler. But what will that give me in games?
I even doubt a realistic benefit of a Q9560 for games. would it really be £200 worth of betterness?

I've got 8gb of cheapish DDr2-800 ram. CL5 55 5 5 55 5 55 5 18

What actual benefit could i see putting 1066 ram in.
(i'm not a monster clocker just looking for quiet extra 24/7 performance for free)

I seem to on spending 'just' another £60 here and £60 quid there but I think I can stop now.

(until i break my PSU when the coil whine gets too much and I attack it with hot glue)
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Originally Posted by olly230 View Post
I'm running a q6600 at 2.97
I can't see any need to get anything else for a good few more years yet.
Q6600 was released in 2007 and its still working well for me playing all latest games.

I had the asus - P5nd and its criminally hot PCIE Northbridge setup. I tried to take the heatsink off and ripped a chunk of silicon off because it was glued on!

i digress


The P5q pro turbo plus a 6600 is fine and I can see no reason to fork out for socket 1366 setup.
I could prob get up to 3.6 ( I have had a few tentative clocking sessions) but that would mean a new cooler. But what will that give me in games?
I even doubt a realistic benefit of a Q9560 for games. would it really be £200 worth of betterness?

I've got 8gb of cheapish DDr2-800 ram. CL5 55 5 5 55 5 55 5 18

What actual benefit could i see putting 1066 ram in.
(i'm not a monster clocker just looking for quiet extra 24/7 performance for free)

I seem to on spending 'just' another £60 here and £60 quid there but I think I can stop now.

(until i break my PSU when the coil whine gets too much and I attack it with hot glue)
Welcome to OCN and welcome aboard olly230!!!

If you Q6600 answers you computing demand... then there's no need to spend extra on another quad core.

But if you were to spend, go for the latest platform, or simply try switching to SSD as boot drive for noticeable speed increase for daily use.

If you were to buy aftermarket cpu cooler for overclocking, get Cooler Master's Hyper 212+ or the new model (if available) Hyper 212 EVO for maybe for $8-10 more. Cheap and great performance.

Under 1:1 ratio, if you can manage to run PC2-800 RAM at its stock speed, you may be able to hit 3.6GHz with your Q6600... which is probably the top speed for the chip in general.

Try overclock with the RAMs you have first... if really no good... then buy new RAMs...

PC2-800 would be enough and with more choice, while PC2-1066 may give you more head room, but the QVL gets trimmed dramatically. Check the RAM QVL before you buy (check 1st page of this club).

Also feel free to post and reference the info available in this club.

Check out the 1st page of this club post 1 and 2 if you haven't done so!

Happy overclocking!!!
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My Dominators have arrived!!



Unfortunately, I can't play with them yet, as I have a big test tomorrow. But I'll definitely being sticking them in after and giving them a good workout.

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I'm going to upgrade to 8GB too... I'll move from 4x1GB Cellshock Red to 4x2GB Corsair Dominator. Do you think I'll have to increase voltages in my case? I'm asking cause in both cases, I'll be using 4 sticks.
I hope we both have good luck with our Dominators. Keep us posted; I'll give my results too. If I had to guess, since you already had four slots populated, you shouldn't have to increase vFSB by much, if at all, for your new sticks.
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My Dominators have arrived!!



Unfortunately, I can't play with them yet, as I have a big test tomorrow. But I'll definitely being sticking them in after and giving them a good workout.



I hope we both have good luck with our Dominators. Keep us posted; I'll give my results too. If I had to guess, since you already had four slots populated, you shouldn't have to increase vFSB by much, if at all, for your new sticks.
jetpak12, Good luck on your big test tomorrow!
     
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