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Greetings All.
So, Ive settled in with my Quad, I quite like it, my current PC is the fastest thing I've owned.

I cant seem however, to get pass 3 GHZ.
The highest "safe" voltage according to the Bios of my MSI, is + .1875 on vcc (ie, + over the startup voltage). Any higher than that, and the voltages are displayed in red (in bios I mean).


Now, At that "highest safe" voltage, I cant boot anything past 1500FSB, and even that isnt stable.

All the CPU fandangles have been disabled, what am I missing? What else can I do?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
Find out the VID of your Q6600... (use core temp). Then ignore what the motherboard thinks is too much, Just keep it under 1.5v.
 
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
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Find out the VID of your Q6600... (use core temp). Then ignore what the motherboard thinks is too much, Just keep it under 1.5v.
Ok, well in bios, +0.1875 amount to 1.45v.
I'm going to confirm what Coretemp thinks of the matter when it is at that setting however (ie, +0.1875).

Do people commonly run 8 or lower multi to get higher clocks?
My bios seems not to want to change from 9, but I'm curious, as I cannot seem to get any higher than 3 GHZ.

Also, is FSB vtt a factor to look into?
I'm really not familiar with these newer, fancy chips .
Should I understand that there is no danger in having FSB vtt being too high?
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post #4 of 11
The problem is with the motherboard. I have the same board and it sucks for overclocking. That said, you can still push the Q6600 higher by a little bit at the cost of lots of heat. Play around with the NB and SB temps, boost FSB by 20%. The best thing to do is to buy another board.
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post #5 of 11
Changing the multi down means you can push the FSB higher if you have found a FSB wall. You can get higher clocks this way... Though YMMV

I've not really played much with the FSB vtt, I tend to leave it on auto.
 
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post #6 of 11
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Just read about Nforce MCP / SPP.
Dont recall seeing those settings in my bios however...
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post #7 of 11
I'd say if you're at 1.35-1.45v you'll be fine. Disregard how BIOS scares you with bloody red font.
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post #8 of 11
You can bump your multiple down to check for your max FSB. Also, NForce chipsets can have FSB holes, so bump it down, and raise FSB to get a clock speed you know you can run, see if it boots. I had a 680i that would not boot around 400FSB with certain quads, but would run 425-470 with those same quads.

You may need to bump MCH voltage.
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
I'd say if you're at 1.35-1.45v you'll be fine. Disregard how BIOS scares you with bloody red font.
Bios reports 1.45 when I raise it.
Speedfan reports 1.46.

-edit-
Perhaps they're pretty on target then?.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
You can bump your multiple down to check for your max FSB.
Thats the thing, the confounded board wont let me...
if I bump it down, it still boots up at 9.
BUT, if I dont adjust the FSB, and bump it down, it works....
Go figure..


Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
You may need to bump MCH voltage.
Would that be FSB VTT?

---eDIT---

Coretemp reports VID, not VCC, my bad

So, at 1.46... I'm not stable at 3.3 GHZ, (1500FSB), does anyone have any ideas?
Edited by Grim - 3/23/11 at 1:31pm
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Not VTT, NB.

Are you on the latest BIOS?
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