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post #21 of 32
I run my ram at 800 with q6600 at 3.6. Even ratios help.
Edit:
Read your GPU cooling instead of cpu.

Could it be that he's using four stick of ram that's causing it to be unstable? I know with the newer chips/boards having all of the slots filled decreases your ability to OC.
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post #22 of 32
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1.525? isn't that..a bit too high?

Edit: I do have a CM Hyper212+
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post #23 of 32
#1: Take out 2 sticks of RAM, and set RAM multiple to 1:1 with FSB, manually set the VDIMM and timings to manufacturer specs.
#2: Reset everything in BIOS that you've messed with, and start back with the basics, CPU features off, Spread Spectrum off, about 1.35V on the NB, and begin with maybe 1.4VCore. You don't need to mess with GTL or VTT on a Q6600. Maybe 1.25VTT just to be sure.

Q6600 overclocking is not complicated, it's just a matter of setting your RAM to be stable, bumping NB a bit and cranking up VCore.

Report back when you've done that. Increase VCore if you're not stable. 4x RAM sticks is almost always FAIL on OC

If you still have the same problems, bump your CPU multiple down and test your mobo FSB for stability.
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post #24 of 32
Quote:
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It could also be your ram or your northbridge, maybe try underclocking your ram. Are you overclocking your ram at all when you overclock your cpu?

Try leaving the ram at stock, really ddr2 cant go much above 1000mhz.
wat
Maybe with low quality ram.

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post #25 of 32
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wat
Maybe with low quality ram.

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1254mhz ram!!! crazy oc
and nice results with the e2200 over 50% oc

i have been following this thread. i have similar problem, but i have isolated it to my ram (in sig) not liking to go too high
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post #26 of 32
Good 1066 is all you need. Over DDR2 800 really isn't adding alot for you in real-world apps, you just need it to match the FSB for your CPU OC at decent latency.
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post #27 of 32
toss the DQ6 and use the gigabyte EP45.....its a MUCH better board for quads man.

really very easy to use as well, no need for lots of GTL adjustments as it scales it for you

400FSB should be doable without even touching most of the voltages
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Maybe this is dumb, but with mine it had sweet spots. Like 3.4 was a bust, but 3.7 was fine. Have you tried just going for 3.6(take two of those sticks out though)?
 
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My B3 Q6600 needs 1.428v for 3.50Ghz just to give an idea
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Cool, thanks, I do have a P45 Biostar, gonna try that later on this week and see how well it works.

Only reason why I have the X48 vs the P45 from Gigabyte because I got the X48 for free.

Anywho, sorta offtopic but what is a good quality but inexpensive/affordable (1-150$ range (Most likely will go to ebay for the best deals) (see how I didn't use cheap? because cheap and good doesn't go together ) 4 port RAID card?
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