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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 12:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Stable X5660 OC suggestions

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Basically i am running this system or at least gonna run it. Mobo: Asus P6t SE, CPU: X5660, GPU; RX580, Ram: 8GB (atm 2-2-2-2) (1333mhz), cooler master hyper n520. PSU: Deepcool 650W. I saw some vids and guides for OC. Want to use this one as base
but i am not sure about ram because it's unbranded. I don't think i should OC it. I want to achieve very stable 4,2Ghz nothing more nothing less. Anything else that i should know?? (i don't think the guy in video really tried to optimize stuff so if someone can suggest me better options to try i would be happy)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Krat0S22 View Post

i don't think the guy in video really tried to optimize stuff
You are right.

P6t se isn't a good board. i owned one and i can't get my x5660 over 4ghz or it will start throttling, i believed the vrm is too weak.
Anyway, try 1.2 on qpi, 1.6v on ram. Keep the uclk close to 2400mhz and keep the ram at super slow speed (around 1000mhz) during your overclocking. Now increase bclk and stress test, increase vcore when needed. When it won't go further, try increase ioh and cpu pll voltage (1.2v ioh and 1.9v pll at max). Remember to monitor the core clock during stress test, if you start seeing core clock throttle, thats the limit of this board. You can now start tuning the qpi speed, just stay below 1.35v on qpi.
For the ram, i suggest not to OC it because it create a lot of problem and the performance increased just isn't worth your time

(hope you understand what im saying cuz English isn't my first language)

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Thanks for help, English is fine i just don't get all the terms. Btw i have seen lot of people OCing it to 4,4 easily.
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What if just copy his setting aside from ram ones, i would use your Ram settings. I will stress test and see the temps but how to know if cpu is throttling? Should i just watch if core clock drops randomly?
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4.4 isn't that difficult, but a OC'ed x5660 consume a lot of power and p6t se can't handle that, my gigabyte X58-UD5 can OC x5660 to 4.5 but my p6t se cant. Maybe you can if you are lucky tho, good luck
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I am thinking of max 4,2
, I am buying cooler to OC it if ti doesn't OC it means i am wasting money so i hope it works out.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Krat0S22 View Post
Should i just watch if core clock drops randomly?
yes, if you disabled c state and speed step in bios, the core clock should stay at maximum.
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Even if it doesn't oc to 4,2 i hope i could get decent performance even on 4 or little bit less. Priority is stability and not blowing something up especially MOBO
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For this motherboard, its all about luck, i've seen many people share the same problem with me
Overclocking x58 platform is troublesome, even i've done a long stress test on mine, it can still randomly crash when i was playing ranked csgo smh
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Yes i see it's always a gamble and depends on mobo and cpu condition. fortunately mobo is in very good condition. Hope it works out somehow, i'll try my best. Thanks for the response.
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