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So Ive overclocked to 3.6ghz with a 1.35v. My temps at idle are 29C and max during prime test was 61C . I ran memtest for 5hrs with no errors and prime95 for 5 hours also with no errors. So my question is should i just stop now and enjoy or should i do some more tuning to even things out. Here is what everest reported



 

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So Ive overclocked to 3.6ghz with a 1.35v. My temps at idle are 29C and max during prime test was 61C . I ran memtest for 5hrs with no errors and prime95 for 5 hours also with no errors. So my question is should i just stop now and enjoy or should i do some more tuning to even things out. Here is what everest reported

Id stop now, 5hrs is enough... that looks like a great Q6600 you've got (i need 1.4V for 3.4GHz... lol), whats the vid ???
 

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I actually just wanna stabilize this completly as perfect as I can get it ...then I will try to go 4.0ghz but for now I wanna stay at 3.6ghz. I was looking at my memory dram:fsb ratio and was wondering if its ok at 16:12. Im still a begginer at overclocking but from my reading its suppose to be even
 

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Go for 3.8Ghz
 

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These are my bios settings

MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)

Robust Graphics Booster: Auto

CPU Clock Ratio: 9
CPU Frequency: 3.60 (400*9)

Clock Chip Control

Standard Clock Control

CPU Host Clock Control: [Enabled]

CPU Host Frequency (Mhz): 400 Mhz
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz): 100
C.I.A.2: [Disabled]

Advanced Clock Control

CPU Clock Drive: 700mv

PCI Express Clock Drive: 700mv
CPU Clock Skew (ps): 0 ps
MCH Clock Skew (ps): 0 ps

DRAM Performance Control

Performance Enhance: [Standard]

Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.): Disabled
(G)MCH Frequency Latch: 400MHz
System Memory Multiplier: 2.66D
Memory Frequency (Mhz): 1066
DRAM Timing Selectable: [Manual]

Standard Timing Control
CAS Latency Time: 5
tRCD: 5
tRP': 5
tRAS: 15

Advanced Timing Control

tRRD: 4(3-5)
tWTR: 5(2-5)
tWR: 6(4-6)
tRFC: 60(50-60)
tRTP: 6(4-6)

Driving Strength Profiles

Driving Strength: 800

Channel A
Static tRead Value: 8

Channel B
Static tRead Value: 8

Motherboard Voltage Control

CPU
LLC: Enabled
CPU Vcore: 1.35625v
CPU Termination: 1.30v

CPU PLL: 1.5v
CPU Referen: 0.863v

MCH/ICH
MCH Core: 1.2v
MCH Reference: 0.823v
MCH/DRAM Ref: 1.0v

ICH I/O: 1.57v
ICH Core: 1.1v

DRAM
DRAM Voltage: 2.020v
DRAM Termination: 1.0v
Channel A Reference: 1.0v

Channel B Reference: 1.0v

Advanced Settings

Limit CPUID Max. to 3: Disabled
No-Execute Memory Protect: Enabled
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2): Enabled
CPU EIST Function: Disabled
Virtualization Technology: Enabled

Power Management

HPET Mode: 64-bit
 

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If you can run Intel Burn test for several passes, you should be golden. Watch your temps, they will get hotter than Prime.
Edit: Forgot to say that is awesome voltage for 3.6. Nice job. If you can get higher, that would be epic.

Running it as we speak for 5 passes on maximum Ill post back the results
 

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I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I would recommend going 1:1 on the memory. Yea people have gotten good overclocks with the Q6600 with off ratios, but in my experience 1:1 gives stability. Also the Q's tend to have fsb holes that require boosting fsb over these instability regions. However, 3.6 on a Q6600 is pretty good. They tend to top out at 3.8.
 

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I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I would recommend going 1:1 on the memory. Yea people have gotten good overclocks with the Q6600 with off ratios, but in my experience 1:1 gives stability. Also the Q's tend to have fsb holes that require boosting fsb over these instability regions. However, 3.6 on a Q6600 is pretty good. They tend to top out at 3.8.

how would i go about to even it out without losing my memory clock at 1066
 

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Intelburntest Results: Max temp was 77C

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IntelBurnTest v2.3
Created by AgentGOD
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Clock Speed: 3.60 GHz
Active Physical Cores: 4
Total System Memory: 4094 MB

Stress Level: Maximum (2955 MB)
Testing started on 12/2/2009 8:02:57 PM
Time (s)Speed (GFlops)Result
[20:05:37] 139.08533.51423.283030e-002
[20:07:38] 99.97146.62683.283030e-002
[20:09:39] 100.50146.38083.283030e-002
[20:11:39] 100.27046.48773.283030e-002
[20:14:59] 179.78525.92723.283030e-002
Testing ended on 12/2/2009 8:14:59 PM
Test Result: Success.
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how would i go about to even it out without losing my memory clock at 1066

The way to do it would be to raise the FSB to 533 and lower the multi. 7X533 would be the closest, it would be about 3.7 or so. I do not think you can make that though. I don't think you have any problem if it isn't at 1:1. That used to be more than an issue than it is now anyway.
 

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Ima see if i can up it to 4ghz and also uppin the voltage to 1.45 ill post back in a few
 

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Ok I tried diffrent settings to get it to post at 4ghz but failed to post every time... but I did get it to post at 3.8ghz with these changes

CPU Frequency: 3.60 (423*9)
(G)MCH Frequency Latch: 333MHz
System Memory Multiplier: 2.40B
Memory Frequency (Mhz): 1015
CPU Vcore: 1.45V

I'm going to start a Intelburntest to see the results and I'll post those in a few but here are my current temps/everest results. I'll be running Prime95 tonight when I go to sleep, and Ill update you guys on the results then I'll try lowerin the voltages as low as possible





I did notice that now my dram:fsb ratio is at 12:10 ...alot better than 16:12 dont ya think?
 

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ok so a few minutes into the burntest the computer shut down so I rolled back to my 3.6 settings but changed the MCH Frequency Latch back 333MHz to give me a dram:fsb ratio of 12:10 ...should i change it back to 400Mhz(16:12) since I didnt have any problems with it or should I keep it at 333Mhz for extra stability even tho the memory is now running at ddr2-960 instead of ddr2-1066?



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To get 4.0, try lowering your RAM to 471 and CPU to 471 and see if it makes any difference. Just to see if you can get it.

nope wouldn't post either
 

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great now after rolling back to my 3.6ghz settings I'm starting to get errors on prime95 wont even pass 5min and on the intel burntest it wont even finish on standard im giving up on it for today and will see if i can get things back to normal tommorow ....this is too weird
 

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Your going to need higher voltages my friend. I needed around 1.47 (1.5v in CPUz) for 3.6. Try setting your chip to 1.5v with Load Line in enabled or something.

Here are my settings:

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Auto]
CPU Clock Ratio ...........................:9x
Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:
CPU Frequency .............................:3.6
Clock Chip Control
Standard Clock Control

CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100
C.I.A.2 ...........................................:[Disabled]

DRAM Performance Control
Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
X.M.P………………………………………………..: Disabled
(G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400
System Memory Multiplier ..............:[2.00D]
Memory Frequency (Mhz) ...............:800 800
DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
Standard Timing Control
CAS Latency Time........................: 5
tRCD ......................................... 5
tRP'........................................... 5
tRAS.......................................... 18
Advanced Timing Control
? Haven;t changed anything in here
Driving Strength Profiles
Same here
Motherboard Voltage Control
Load Line Calibration........................[enabled]
Voltage Type.………... [manual
CPU
CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.5
CPU Termination…..... ......................:1.32
CPU PLL………………….....................:1.5
CPU Reference.…………........................:0.760V [Auto]
MCH/ICH
MCH Core……………....1.3
MCH Reference….…….Auto
MCH/DRAM Ref.…...... auto
ICH I/O……………….....1.570V
ICH Core…………...……1.200V
DRAM
DRAM Voltage ……....2.2 (2.1 normal)
res is auto
 
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