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Guyz i need ur Help.
I am using Q6600 Kentsfield @ 2.4Ghz.
4 GB DDR3 XMS3 1600Mhz.
MSI 5770 Hawk 1GB.
Antec 900 1st Gen. (old)
Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR mobo
CM Extreme Power Duo 600 W.
Win 7 64 bit

i want to Overclock My pc to a Minimum 3.2 Ghz, I am using Stock cooler.
while typing this temps of cores r attached to the post.



Living in Amritsar Punjab , Climate goes to 50 degrees in Summers.
PLZ suggest which cooler and ThermalPaste should i use ?
Should i use a fan cooler or a water cooler. ???


The software i got along the MOBO is easy tune 6 , i have used it to OC my CPU a few times, temps go upto 50 to 68 degree while rendering Videos on 3ds MAX.

PLZ PLZ help me .

Thanking you for your suggestions


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Edited by Satan_Unleashed - 4/23/11 at 4:49am
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post #2 of 10
Hey there, we have the same case and the same CPU.

A few things before you even try and OC:

1) Never use easy tune
2) Never use any software when OCing, only OC through the BIOS
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A Noctua or a Gocage Arrow (both air coolers) blowing to the top of your exhaust fan would give the best results for temps. I currently use a hyper 212+ and gives me decent temps (3.6Ghz @ 63*C full load - Prime95) considering I also live in a tropical country that can have temps of 36~38*C in the summer but not as hot in Punjab, that's why I recommended the Noctua and Silver Arrow.

TX-3 or MX-3 are pretty good thermal pastes (TIM).
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 4/22/11 at 9:30am
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post
Hey there, we have the same case and the same CPU.

A few things before you even try and OC:

1) Never use easy tune
2) Never use any software when OCing, only OC through the BIOS
cool.
Hmm.. no i wont use easy tune from now on..
but y ?
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A Noctua or a Gocage Arrow (both air coolers) blowing to the top of your exhaust fan would give the best results for temps. I currently use a hyper 212+ and gives me decent temps (3.6Ghz @ 63*C full load - Prime95) considering I also live in a tropical country that can have temps of 36~38*C in the summer but not as hot in Punjab, that's why I recommended the Noctua and Silver Arrow.

TX-3 or MX-3 are pretty good thermal pastes (TIM).
hmm, it is scorching hot here..


i am sure any Ok air cooler wnt go for me , cause of the Temps here.

could u plz give me the Links of both these Noctua and Silver arrow ?

please tell me how to overclock from bios , considering that u do not advise software Ocing..
i want to OC it to 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz . :S
i have a budget of around 4-5 K only :'(
What do u think about Water cooling?
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guyz i could use some help here .. ???
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this is a very basic explanation of overclocking

its basic maths. your Q6600 is rated at 1066mhz. you always divide this number by 4 so 1066/4= 266, this is your fsb.
then your processor (cpu) has a multiplier of 9
so 266 x 9 = 2394mhz or 2.4GHz, your stock speed

unlink your ram, so it stays at stock speeds, you can overclock the ram later

can you raise the fsb? yours is now 266. (266 x 9 = 2394mb or 2.4ghz ) try rising it to 280
boot into windows
download realtemp and coretemp (google them)
install and run them
then download intel burn test (ibt) and run it. (or prime95, then run large fft's,)
have a look in task manager and notice how much free ram is listed.

in ibt set threads to 4 (for 4 cores) and then click on custom ram and enter an amount just below the free amount.
eg. i have 2520mb free ram. so i enter 2500 into the custom ram.
run the test for 5 passes. for now,
and then at final speed you want, run for 50 passes
keep an eye on temps (do not let it go over 75.c)
also you should have in the result, about 30-35gflops at 3ghz
and 35-40gflops at 3.4ghz

if test runs fine, go back into bios, and change frequency (fsb) to 300 and repeat the tests.
keep doing this in 20mhz steps until windows will not boot. then just go back a step (remove 20 from the fsb) to the last stable frequency,
or
just raise the cpu voltage a couple of levels. it should now boot.
its a balancing act, higher voltages will get you higher fsb, but it will also give you higher temps.
my B3 revision Q6600 needs 1.39v in the bios to get to 3.3ghz.
if yours is a G0 revision, you should be able to get this speed at a lower voltage


the trick is to do this step by step, and not go straight to eg. 400 (400 x 9= 3.6ghz), just take your time.

also for some reason using the x9 multi, i couldn't get past 3.0ghz
so i dropped it to a x8 multi and i got it to 3.3ghz easily.
get the cpu maxed before increasing the ram speed

or if you dont want to use IBT, then use prime95.

Please get a proper cooler. even if you have a high ambient temp, a proper air cooler will drop your temps or go down the water cooling route
if on a budget, try the hyper 212
money no object then the noctua Nh d14
also reccommend MX-4 thermal paste

edit. 5000 rupees is about £70 or $110, so the nh d14 or even the corsair h50 or h70 will be in your budget, proper water cooling will cost more
Edited by j.col - 4/23/11 at 3:14am
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Hmm i have posted a ScreenShot..
please see and tell me how should i Proceed ?

i will be highly thankfull
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Is my Power supply ok for doing dat ???
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