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board, stepping, and ram will definitely hold you back. but check my sig for whats possible with hardly any time on a q6600.
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your board is limiting you. simple as that. both of my e-p35 and p35 boards are limiting my cpu at 3.4ghz. also, watch the vdroop, on my p35 boards volts set to 1.55 will vdroop to 1.45. the vdroop is terrible.
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Originally Posted by j.col View Post
you need to run intel burn test properly

you have to run ibt properly
close down all running programs inc. antivirus, msn etc...

before running, open task manager and see the amount of free ram.
for example i have 2550mb free ram so in IBT i enter a custom amount of 2500. (just below the free amount)
then i change the threads from auto to 4 (quad core)
now every run i make i always get around 40-42 gflops. (consistent)

" I would choose 'free' memory as available memory will also make use of cache memory which must be storing data for other applications aswell. Windows may free up some physical memory from the cached memory during testing but not totally and i think the rest will be the virtual memory as a compensation.

Available = Free + (Cached - Modified)"

running just free memory will help you get higher gflops, as its just using free ram and not cached ram
this should also have 4 or 2 cores running at 100%"

this will give you more consistent gflops score, but will also make your temps higher, as more gflops, the more the cpu is stressed

full details on running IBT properly http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...test-linx.html

a Q6600 at 3.2ghz should be getting at least 38gflops

edit, try the Gmch with +0.2 first before going to 0.3, you will be fine
also as other poster, make sure ram is at stock, either 1:1 or it will say either ddr2-800 or 400mhz
For some reason I am only getting 22gflops on 3.2GHz
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