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The Q6600 thing

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so yea..
the Q6600.

I just got an 6950 Graphics Card.
and people told me that i need to overclock my CPU (the Q6600) to at least 3.4Ghz
so it was originally on 2.4 and with the OC jumper set to 266 -> 333 it runs stable at 3.0Ghz.
ATM its running at 3.2Ghz but didn't check for stability yet. but as far as i'm writing this it runs fine.

so hope someone can help me out to get this thing stable to 3.4Ghz.
O and BTW i got an MSI Neo3-FR motherboard and a Scythe Mugen CPU cooler. just in case my specs do not show up at the bottom here.
post #2 of 13
Check this out!

Coincidentally - I just threw my good ol G0 Q6600 into my old rig, but I have to finish Lapping my Tuniq Tower, so for now its sitting with a stock Intel P4 Cooler on it. I OC'd to 3.4GHZ and in the bios only hit 33c (Yeah I know that means nothing until I load an OS and run Prime and the like) It makes me happy for now. -_-

I know I hit 3.8Ghz stable on this chip with a Tuniq Tower, using the above thread.

Is that the Mugen 2?

Use good quality TIM for that extra degree of self satisfaction MX-2/3, IC7

Good Luck.
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Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/25/11 at 9:11am
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3.2Ghz is probably plenty as far as trying to remove a bottleneck. But might as well go beyond if its capable. . Sorry, I'm not familiar with that Motherboard. Is your Q6600 a B3 or G0?
    
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What are your temps at your current clock with Prime95?
post #5 of 13
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From 47C on Core#0 to 37C on Core#3

EDIT:
YES its an G0
and i have MX-2 Thermal Paste
And its a scythe Mugen 2 REv.B
Edited by ralph9994 - 3/25/11 at 9:40am
post #6 of 13
Just follow that guide and let us know how far you get.
post #7 of 13
i have an identical board with a q9400 and i got 3.6! these MSI boards are awesome clockers , im sure you'll hit 3.4! mine was stable the first time at 3.6
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post #8 of 13
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lol thats weird. i got it on 3240 and now its says 2122mhz in cpu-z.
post #9 of 13
yes, you will have to overclock the q6600 to 3.4+ to try and remove the bottleneck from that card. 3.6 or 3.8 will remove the bottleneck 3.4 will probably still bottleneck it a little.
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If 3.2Ghz can load my 560 fully, it shouldnt have any issues on a 6950. . It is still totally game dependent for GPU usage. Some games will never fully use your GPU.

More is gravy but not worth beating your brains over.
    
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