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Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz Overclocked to 3.6ghz

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At the moment I've got a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz Overclocked to 3.6ghz Stable. Vcore's at 1.52. 8GB of DDR2 800mhz Memory. Custom WC loop. I Cant seem to get my CPU any higher stable. Is this the limit on my chip? Should I get a new one? Suggestions and Comments welcome. Thanks.
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You'll just need to keep adding to the VCore to get it more stable at higher clocks, even with water cooling be weary of temperatures.
add a little to the NB also - 1.52v seems a bit high also - so you may be near the limit - mine does it at ~1.45v (my q6600)
I could get mine to 3.8ghz prime stable under my TRUE.

although - to get to 3.8ghz - i was using ~1.55v - 0.1v more than 3.6ghz - and the extra heat made it useless - 3.6ghz is the q6600s sweetspot (along with 3.2ghz if undervolting)

EDIT: - also - try overclocking on the 8 multiplyer - system will be slightly faster @ 450*8 - as you will get more memory bandwidth (make sure your ram an run at >=900mhz though)
But as i said - definatly add some to the NB - having 8gb of ram will load up the NB even more.
I would run my multiplier at 8, however my ram will not OC. It's pretty cheap stuff. Thanks and I'll try what you guys have mentioned.
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