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Hi.

I am looking for a way to overclock my quad core 2.4Ghz Q6600.
So far i've tried fiddling with the stuff in the bios a little based on some googling but i've yet to find out how i change the bus speed. I also know that memory might have a say when changing the clock speed of my cpu.

I don't know where i change the bus speed in my bios, and i don't want to just mess with my bios without knowing what the fudge i'm doing.

I've downloaded a program that lets you manually overclock my cpu from 2.4 to 2.67ghz but nothing more then it freezes, I am thinking that this is because it doesn't change the cpu voltage aswell or something else needs to be tuned alongside the cpu speed.

Thanks in advance, it sure is a nice site you've got here.
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The best place to overclock is directly from the bios. For starters, just increase your frontside bus frequency and run some tests (20 runs linx for instance). When it becomes unstable, increase your cpu core voltage a couple of notches. When you have the time, run a 12 hour blend test with prime95/orthos.

Alway keep your temps under the max recommended. This will keep you busy for a while. When you feel that you "hit the wall" read some advanced guides.

It should be no problem reaching 3ghz
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The best place to overclock is directly from the bios. For starters, just increase your frontside bus frequency and run some tests (20 runs linx for instance). When it becomes unstable, increase your cpu core voltage a couple of notches. When you have the time, run a 12 hour blend test with prime95/orthos.

Alway keep your temps under the max recommended. This will keep you busy for a while. When you feel that you "hit the wall" read some advanced guides.

It should be no problem reaching 3ghz
Thank you for your reply, i appreciate it!

Now i went to the bios and i found a function/setting saying "FSB (QDR), MHZ" i guess this is where i need to change the frequency/mhz of the front side bus. however if i want to write in a value i need to either select "linked" or "unlinked"(it is set to "auto" by default) this is described in the bios as the memory, setting itself accordingly to the fsb frequency. i've chosen linked, and now i'm able to write in a value in the FSB (QDR), MHZ. but when i select it, it says Min: 533 and Max: 3000.
this is where i don't understand it anymore. as i've read on google you have a cpu multiplier and an FSB to change, the fsb is multiplied by the number set in "multiplier" and you then get the equivalent amount of MHZ/GHZ in my case when i use cpu-z to monitor the performance it says "233mhz bus speed" and multiplier "x9" which is the standard 2.4Ghz my Q6600 has.

ok back to the bios setting. (i know this is confusing, hang on )
in bios "FSB (QDR), MHZ" i was only allowed to select a minimum of 533 and a max of 3000 (by default it is set to 1066mhz when i select "linked"), so my guess is this is not the right setting to fiddle with? (1066 x 9 would be 9.6Ghz quad core)

I'm sorry for any inconvenience, i am actually trying really hard to understand how all these settings work etc. but this one got me confused.
Edited by Misterbass67 - 3/5/11 at 6:09am
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Okay. I'll try my best to help since we have different boards but same processor.

My multiplier is 8x
FSB is 400
Vcore 1.3 (If not stable at 1.3 go up by one notch)

You have to go through trial and errors. Go to 1.3 Vcore run stress test using IntelBurnTest have 20 runs if nothing happens then good. Leave it cool down and then before you sleep have Prime95 running using small FFT's and when you wake up if its fine then you are stable. If not like I said bump your Vcore by one notch.
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I think you're messing in the wrong settings :S Can you post a print of your current BIOS settings?
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Originally Posted by Misterbass67 View Post
Thank you for your reply, i appreciate it!

Now i went to the bios and i found a function/setting saying "FSB (QDR), MHZ" i guess this is where i need to change the frequency/mhz of the front side bus. however if i want to write in a value i need to either select "linked" or "unlinked"(it is set to "auto" by default) this is described in the bios as the memory, setting itself accordingly to the fsb frequency. i've chosen linked, and now i'm able to write in a value in the FSB (QDR), MHZ. but when i select it, it says Min: 533 and Max: 3000.
this is where i don't understand it anymore. as i've read on google you have a cpu multiplier and an FSB to change, the fsb is multiplied by the number set in "multiplier" and you then get the equivalent amount of MHZ/GHZ in my case when i use cpu-z to monitor the performance it says "233mhz bus speed" and multiplier "x9" which is the standard 2.4Ghz my Q6600 has.

ok back to the bios setting. (i know this is confusing, hang on )
in bios "FSB (QDR), MHZ" i was only allowed to select a minimum of 533 and a max of 3000 (by default it is set to 1066mhz when i select "linked"), so my guess is this is not the right setting to fiddle with? (1066 x 9 would be 9.6Ghz quad core)

I'm sorry for any inconvenience, i am actually trying really hard to understand how all these settings work etc. but this one got me confused.
For 3GHz you should use 1333QDR. If you divide the FSB QDR by 4 it will show 333MHz. Now, if you multiply 333 with you current default x9 multi you get your CPU speed, 3000MHz.

So when changing the QDR you just divide it by 4 and do the math. 1600QDR is 400FSB.
    
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I think you're messing in the wrong settings :S Can you post a print of your current BIOS settings?
Yeah. Its hard to know without any more info's. Take a picture where your FSB is and try having two pictures at least to show the whole page.
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For 3GHz you should use 1333QDR. If you divide the FSB QDR by 4 it will show 333MHz. Now, if you multiply 333 with you current default x9 multi you get your CPU speed, 3000MHz.

So when changing the QDR you just divide it by 4 and do the math. 1600QDR is 400FSB.
Great!! i had a suspicion that this was supposed to be divided by 4 and you just confirmed it!

so now i'm going to toy a little with the QDR and VCORE (voltage of the core)

And to you other guys replying! thanks! it sure is some great help in here!
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Great!! i had a suspicion that this was supposed to be divided by 4 and you just confirmed it!

so now i'm going to toy a little with the QDR and VCORE (voltage of the core)

And to you other guys replying! thanks! it sure is some great help in here!
Ok, so i just tried setting the QDR to 1333Mhz and the Vcore to 1.31250.

the result was screen shutting down followed by continuous beep tone.
i guess some safety thing turned on and shut down the pc. I took out the bios battery and it's all reset now. should i start with a smaller amount? i don't really know how i should proceed here.
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Originally Posted by Misterbass67 View Post
Ok, so i just tried setting the QDR to 1333Mhz and the Vcore to 1.31250.

the result was screen shutting down followed by continuous beep tone.
i guess some safety thing turned on and shut down the pc. I took out the bios battery and it's all reset now. should i start with a smaller amount? i don't really know how i should proceed here.
Make sure RAM is not the problem. Set it to unlinked and try to keep them at around 800MHz. Also set RAM timings manual. Try 5-5-5-15. Also make sure you use Command Rate 2t.

Also try to increase NB Volts a few notches.
    
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