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Is 1.425 v too much ? (q6600, b3 revision)

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So I could not get my 3.2 ghz oc stable at 1.4v so I decided to up it to 1.425 (it appears to be stable now), do you think that is pushing it or is it normal/safe ?
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post #2 of 14
1.55 is considered "max safe voltage" on a 65nm chip so you'll be fine. That's a lot of voltage for 3.2GHz, but remember that it's a B3 chip which is vastly different from a G0.
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post #3 of 14
You can put more voltage through 65nm chips than 45nm/32nm. 1.425v shouldn't be too bad.
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That should be okay with your Cooler Master Hyper 212+. No point overclocking further. Be happy with 3.2GHz on that CPU if stable..
    
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
That should be okay with your Cooler Master Hyper 212+. No point overclocking further. Be happy with 3.2GHz on that CPU if stable..
Well my goal was to get 3.4GHz but that aint happening since my RAM cant take it and my MB does not allow me to regulate my RAM properly. I think I can get a 3.3GHz OC though the question is if it will run on the current voltage (I really do not want to increase it any further)
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Quote:
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Well my goal was to get 3.4GHz but that aint happening since my RAM cant take it and my MB does not allow me to regulate my RAM properly. I think I can get a 3.3GHz OC though the question is if it will run on the current voltage (I really do not want to increase it any further)
Test with IBT and/or Prime95 and monitor your temps.

400 x8 and mem at 800 would be a nice 24/7 setting for you. If your motherboard can handle 400FSB. If not, stick to the x9 multi.

Your mobo is not bad, at least it has 6-Phase CPU power circuitry...
    
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Ah... Q6600... The CPU that started my OCing hobby. Good times...

Yes. You're good to go. If you have good enough cooling solution, then you can pump way more and you'll be fine. Your OC is limited by B3 revision though... Even a golden G0 had a hard time hitting 4.0Ghz on safe voltage limits, and you would have needed a highend WC loop just to keep the temps reasonable.
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post #8 of 14
I don't understand how your RAM can't take it. Bump the RAM multiple down to 1:1 and keep on going, you have a ton of headroom. 1.425 is nothing for a Q6600, but watch your temps with the Hyper 212.
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I run mine over that 24/7 with no issues.
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I ran mine 1.52v 24/7
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