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VID is 1.2875v

Idle temps with my Q6600 and Tuniq tower are in the low 30's on all cores.

Going to stress with LinX and Intel Burn Test to make sure it's stable at stock.

And then I'm gonna be overclocking this bad boy.

What do you guys think of my VID?

I'm gonna aim for 3.6GHz at 1.5v, but, of course I would hope for less than 1.5v

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Lol, how do you have 5GBs of RAM?

Anyway how do these things compare to X4 955s?
    
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That's an ok VID. Even within a particular VID you'll get good and bad clockers anyway. I've had two Q6600's. The 1.3 VID chip does 3.7GHz at 1.52v and has for over 3 years now, so you should be able to get 3.6GHz with less than 1.5v.
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Lol, how do you have 5GBs of RAM?

Anyway how do these things compare to X4 955s?
It's a sad story really, I had 2x2GB and 2x1GB and I fried one stick, so I have 2x2GB and 1x1GB installed lmao

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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
That's an ok VID. Even within a particular VID you'll get good and bad clockers anyway. I've had two Q6600's. The 1.3 VID chip does 3.7GHz at 1.52v and has for over 3 years now, so you should be able to get 3.6GHz with less than 1.5v.
yeah thanks jason, I hope I can get it with less than 1.5v

Gonna test at stock first to make sure it's stable.
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Thats a decent VID. Not the best, but not a horrible one either. I think 3.6GHz should be easy enough to attain. Now get your RAM situation straightened out .

EDIT:
Remove your single 1GB stick. You're using single channel mode with 3 sticks installed. And its harder on your memory controller. You'll get the 2x2GB to clock higher .
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post
VID is 1.2875v

Idle temps with my Q6600 and Tuniq tower are in the low 30's on all cores.

Going to stress with LinX and Intel Burn Test to make sure it's stable at stock.

And then I'm gonna be overclocking this bad boy.

What do you guys think of my VID?

I'm gonna aim for 3.6GHz at 1.5v, but, of course I would hope for less than 1.5v

Jam3s
1.2875V is not that bad for a Q6600's VID. It's not awesome, but it could be as bad as 1.3250V!

So hey, is it a B3 or a G0? I'm assuming it's a G0 since the B3 is so old, but that doesn't mean it is impossible to end up being stuck with a B3!

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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Lol, how do you have 5GBs of RAM?

Anyway how do these things compare to X4 955s?
They're probably inferior. The X4 955s are much newer. The Q6600 is a 65nm Core2 Quad, but Intel has 45nm Core2 Quads now as well as their i7s.
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Thats a decent VID. Not the best, but not a horrible one either. I think 3.6GHz should be easy enough to attain. Now get your RAM situation straightened out .

EDIT:
Remove your single 1GB stick. You're using single channel mode with 3 sticks installed. And its harder on your memory controller. You'll get the 2x2GB to clock higher .
Ok i'm going to do that right now thanks pioneer

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1.2875V is not that bad for a Q6600's VID. It's not awesome, but it could be as bad as 1.3250V!

So hey, is it a B3 or a G0? I'm assuming it's a G0 since the B3 is so old, but that doesn't mean it is impossible to end up being stuck with a B3!


They're probably inferior. The X4 955s are much newer. The Q6600 is a 65nm Core2 Quad, but Intel has 45nm Core2 Quads now as well as their i7s.
Yeah it's a G0 SLACR

Thank goodness I didn't get a 1.3250v VID hahaha
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I bet you get 3.6 @ 1.45v to 1.48v, my 1.275v vid does 3.6 @ 4.1v
    
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I bet you get 3.6 @ 1.45v to 1.48v, my 1.275v vid does 3.6 @ 4.1v
you mean 1.4v
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post #10 of 18
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Ok i'm going to do that right now thanks pioneer



Yeah it's a G0 SLACR

Thank goodness I didn't get a 1.3250v VID hahaha
I'm glad you didn't ...
Mines a 1.3250v and the only way I could get 3.6ghz out of it would be on water.
All I can do is 3.52ghz at 1.52v load and 1.55v in bios.
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