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hi,
i'm overclocking my CPU
a Q6600 G0 stepping, but i have a terrible vid : 1.325V --'
under intel burntest i get temps up to 78C , seems quite hot me ( but it's a 65nm CPU?)
however, uner prime, I don't even pass 60...
my speed is currently 3.3 Ghz (366*9) with bois Vcore 1.425 ( CPU-Z: 1.408 under load)

my board is a P5Q-E from asus...

can i push it further?
grtz
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IBT pushes your CPU harder than a lot of other tests.
Keep the temps under 70C for the CPU's sake.
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You can push the voltage, but like mbudden said, keep the temps under 70-71C
    
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however, uner prime, I don't even pass 60
You're fine to push it further.

Blended Prime is a more accurate representation of a computer under load than Intel's Burntest. Though the most accurate way to measure your temps would be to just load HWMonitor (or whatever program you use) and leave it open for a day or two while you use your computer like you normally would.

Your voltage is fine to push higher, and your temps are fine even higher than 70 (though 70ish does seem to be the conventional wisdom around here even though they're rated up to 100 -_-).
    
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The Q6600 can take up to 1.6v as long as you can control your temps around 70-75c. I had mine running for about 3 years between 1.45v and 1.59v with no problems. just keep it cool.
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