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Is there any tutorials on overclocking my q6600 to 3.4ghz on my motherboard i can seem to get it stable past 3ghz now that i have changed my gpu and and changed my memory.

If i tightened up the bolt throught kit on my heatsink would it reduce my temps?

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Here is my bios settings using a Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R motherboard and a Q9400 overclocked to 3600MHz. Take a look at them, bios are probably similar to yours.

One of the most important settings when overclocking is the Static tRead value. This is the Performance Level. Do not leave it at auto. A good place to start is to set it at a value of 10, and try to tighten it later if it's stable...



    
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The p43 chipset isn't as robust of an OCer as the P35, so I wouldn't expect it to go above a CPU host frequency of 400. Mine gets unstable above 380. My older P35C-DS3R could easily hit 450 though. Can't really compare the 2.

I would start by increasing your VCore, CPU Termination, and MCH core. Also, if EIST is enabled, then disable it.
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The p43 chipset isn't as robust of an OCer as the P35, so I wouldn't expect it to go above a CPU host frequency of 400. Mine gets unstable above 380. My older P35C-DS3R could easily hit 450 though. Can't really compare the 2.

I would start by increasing your VCore, CPU Termination, and MCH core. Also, if EIST is enabled, then disable it.
Well, some P43 mobos overclock to 420 - 430FSB and even higher... Some have found that if they raise the PCI-Express frequency from 100MHz and a few notches up their FSB will overclock higher on their P43 mobos.. Strangely enough
    
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