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It says 100 Celsius on CoreTemp...

It doesn't matter because my H70 fans would be running way too fast and the noise is incredibly loud at 1800rpm.

My idea is to reach up to 3.6Ghz and I'll be happy. After that I'll try more but if temps are high, lets say around mid 60s, I'll see how bad the noise is and decide what I want.
Core temp is off..

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Glad to see an SSD in your sig. That shows you have some sense. You're system will feel much faster and more responsive VS people with 5GHz Sandybridge setups and a Harddrive for OS/Progz and games.

Also, with your Q6600@3.4GHz or more you will not bottleneck your GTX 570 much in the resolutions most people play games at. So the irony here is that your system will game just as well as a Sandy at 5GHz with the same graphics card, only your system will feel much faster due to the SSD.
    
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About temps, I've yet to hear about people who have actually managed to destroy their CPU's because of high temps. Other things will happen long before that happen. Your system will crash and probably shut down.

As I've said, If one are going to worry about the recommended specs all the time, one couldn't even overclock a system
    
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helipilot

Glad to see an SSD in your sig. That shows you have some sense. You're system will feel much faster and more responsive VS people with 5GHz Sandybridge setups and a Harddrive for OS/Progz and games.

Also, with your Q6600@3.4GHz or more you will not bottleneck your GTX 570 much in the resolutions most people play games at. So the irony here is that your system will game just as well as a Sandy at 5GHz with the same graphics card, only your system will feel much faster due to the SSD.
Yeah, it's installed. I just want to get the overclocking business out of the way to then enjoy the benefits of it. The funniest thing is that I keep asking myself why I am doing all of this... Money isn't the problem I can buy an i7 960 with a kick ass mobo. But the challenge of mastering this and reaching what you just mentioned.

It's a mixture of frustation with excitement and the possibility of a reward in the end...

err... Do I sound too nerd?
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Yeah, it's installed. I just want to get the overclocking business out of the way to then enjoy the benefits of it. The funniest thing is that I keep asking myself why I am doing all of this... Money isn't the problem I can buy an i7 960 with a kick ass mobo. But the challenge of mastering this and reaching what you just mentioned.

It's a mixture of frustation with excitement and the possibility of a reward in the end...

err... Do I sound too nerd?
No man, this is what's it about
    
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3.6GHz should be very nice with 9x 400FSB. You've already pretty much found that you're stable at 400FSB. So it's all about V-core. I'm guessing you will need in the 1.55v - 1.6v range for V-core. Giving 1.5v + on load.. If you're cooler can handle it, which I think it can..
    
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Yeah, it's installed. I just want to get the overclocking business out of the way to then enjoy the benefits of it. The funniest thing is that I keep asking myself why I am doing all of this... Money isn't the problem I can buy an i7 960 with a kick ass mobo. But the challenge of mastering this and reaching what you just mentioned.

It's a mixture of frustation with excitement and the possibility of a reward in the end...

err... Do I sound too nerd?
That's why we all do it, for the end result.

I'm running 1.4V on my NB on the X48/Q6600 (link below) and 1.50VCore in BIOS, using only 1.25 VTT. It's been running that way for years, 24/7 with EIST and C states enabled. Don't be afraid of voltages on your mobo/CPU combo, it's solid. Be sure to have some air across your NB however, don't let it get hot.
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BTW where do you stand right now on BIOS settings, CPU speed and stability?

If you don't want to waste half your life, use OCCT for short-term CPU stability testing. Break out P95 Blend and the rest to FINISH your OC, unless we think there is a FSB/RAM stability prob.
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Long time lurker here, never bothered registering but I wanted to pipe in regarding temperatures on the Q6600 G0. I've had mine for 2+ years now, overclocked to 3.8ghz @ 1.4v using a XigmaTech HDT S1283 HSF. All the power saving options and performance throttling options are turned on in BIOS so this chip idles at 2.4ghz (it's stock speed, ironically), hovering around 30-40C depending on ambient temps. When encoding, gaming, etc (of which I have done an enormous amount over the years, this computer is never really "idle"), the cpu hits temps of 60-80C depending on how long I have it pegged/ambient temps. Never a blue screen, never a lockup, never so much as a hiccup. Truly sad to see it go now that my 2600k is on it's way, best chip I've ever owned. Don't be scared of the temps
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Core temp is off..

For complete Tjmax chart of C2 CPUs CLICK HERE ..

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this is right, also when running realtemp, it doesnt matter what your tjmax value is at, be it 80. 90 or 100, its the distance TO tjmax that stays the same, never let it go lower than 20

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IBT is rubish in my opinion.

Really, you can run Prime95 small FFT's for 15 - 20 minutes at a time to get an indication. Then up CPU speed/Voltage and try again. And when you feel you've found your limit, then you can run it for 6 hours +.
in my opinion IBT is better than prime.
i have had overclocks pass stable on prime95 after 6hrs and yet fail in IBT in 30 mins.
the reason your cpu gets hotter, is because IBT stresses the cpu more, therefore more heat.
but to be honest, i have run both before, i will run IBT first and if its stable, then i will run prime blend
but at least you helped the OP more than me,

to OP, glad to hear you are getting there
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