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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628;13140174 
I thought when it's in SLI you can add both the vram together? 512x2 etc.



Ah ok gotcha. Is the motherboard "bad" for overclocking because of the chipset or is it because of the settings it support, (1.4v for mine etc.)

I have been reading 2 cards in SLI share the memory. I have no experience myself with SLI.
    
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post #22 of 67
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Originally Posted by jam3s;13140186 
It's not "bad" per se, if I recall correctly the LT's are not as good as the full blown 680i.

I would say aim for 3.0-3.2Ghz, you'll likely need somewhere in the midst of 1.4v or so. Your mileage will vary, what's your VID on your Q6600?

What is VID? Do you mean B3 or G0? I know I have the G0 in my other desktop that I can swap out if this one isn't G0.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;13140189 
I used an asus P5Q SE PLUS with a P45 chipset to run @3.6. The P45 is the best chipset for OCing 775 CPUs. Im sure I could have OCed higher but that board only let the Vcore go up to 1.5. Most good 775 OCing boards will let you go up to 1.6-1.65.

Very nice. Like the other guy pointed out, I am running a SLI chipset. I also have a question about the ram. It says it's SLI "ready" what does that even mean?

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Originally Posted by lkegley9;13140263 
If I remember correctly, when you Crossfire or SLI, it does not combine the VRAM, but rather uses the RAM on the first card.

Moreover, I had my settings set to 380x9 with my RAM clocked at 760MHz for a 2:1 ratio. It worked marvelously for quite awhile. During the summer months though I downclocked to 3.33GHz because my temps were getting too high. To get from 3.33 to 3.42 the difference in voltage was 0.1V. So my temps went down a bit.

Also, doing a 3.0GHz overclock usually can be done on stock voltages for a Q6600 G0. But I imagine it would vary from chip to chip.

I suppose SLI would change the outcomes a bit too but give them a shot. Make sure you have your PCI frequency set at 100 too.

So if I wanted to just go to 3.0GHz I can just leave everything at auto and just raise the FSB according until 3.0GHz?
Edited by RagingAzn628 - 4/15/11 at 1:23pm
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VID = Voltage ID.

Can be found in CoreTemp under "VID"

This is the lowest voltage you can run at stock.

So when you overclock, you go from that baseline. You may be able to do 3.0GHz at stock volts.

So say your VID is 1.30v try 3.0GHz at 1.30v

Also, G0 and B3 are the processor revisions
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I reached 3.0ghz on my q6600 and 680iLT but that was only with the vid above 1.4v, this board is really bad for OC
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Originally Posted by jam3s;13140313 
VID = Voltage ID.

Can be found in CoreTemp under "VID"

This is the lowest voltage you can run at stock.

So when you overclock, you go from that baseline. You may be able to do 3.0GHz at stock volts.

So say your VID is 1.30v try 3.0GHz at 1.30v

Also, G0 and B3 are the processor revisions
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Originally Posted by sausageson;13140331 
I reached 3.0ghz on my q6600 and 680iLT but that was only with the vid above 1.4v, this board is really bad for OC

Pretty much the vcore is how much "juice" your processor gets? The higher the vcore the better you can overclock?
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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628;13140356 
Pretty much the vcore is how much "juice" your processor gets? The higher the vcore the better you can overclock?

essentially, yes. But like I said, try using your VID at 3.0GHz and if it doesn't work up it .02v and then try again.
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Should I disable C1E and SpeedStep? They are power saving settings in the bios I believe. I read that I should disable initially but turn on later to test stability.
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C1E – Intel’s so-called enhanced halt state. Read Anandtech’s blurb about it here for more. Disable initially, enable later on and see if the system remains stable. This is a power savings option.

SpeedStep - Automatically lowers the multiplier from its max. (9x for the Q6600) to 6x when the machine is idle. The result is less power consumption and heat production. It goes back up to 9x when you start to get a CPU load. Disable initially, enable later on and see if the system remains stable. This is a power savings option.
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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628;13140468 
Should I disable C1E and SpeedStep? They are power saving settings in the bios I believe. I read that I should disable initially but turn on later to test stability.

Yep disable C1E and SpeedStep, I leave them off 24/7, I don't care for powersaving.
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Ok guys, so I booted up the desktop today and installed windows. My friend said he overclocked it to 2.8Ghz for me. And the cores are around 1.19 I believe that is good? Here are more pictures. Let me know if you need more info to overclock this beast even further!

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Ok I just ran a 3DMark06, score's pretty nice imo.

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Temperatures are great I think but those are the voltages. What to do next? Also how come in CPUz it's only registering as 1.8ghz? I have speedstep disabled.
Edited by RagingAzn628 - 4/15/11 at 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by jam3s;13140313 
VID = Voltage ID.

Can be found in CoreTemp under "VID"

This is the lowest voltage you can run at stock.

So when you overclock, you go from that baseline. You may be able to do 3.0GHz at stock volts.

So say your VID is 1.30v try 3.0GHz at 1.30v

Also, G0 and B3 are the processor revisions

Looks like my VID is 1.25 - going to try and OC to 3.0Ghz with it.
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