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I've reposted this in the correct forum!! Sorry!!

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...i-p45-neo.html

Hi Guys,

This is my first post, so bear with me a little!

First, my system:

Intel Q6600 G0
MSI P45 Neo-F mobo with 1.9 BIOS (factory installed)
Thermaltake Soprano case
8GB Kingston HyperX T1 1066 DDR2 (@ 800)

Changed the 120mm case fans for Thermaltake ISGC 12's
Changed the Stock Cooler for a CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 with an additional BladeMaster 92 fan in a push/pull config.
Used MX3 thermal paste.

Everything is running fine at stock settings.

I would like to get a bit more juice out of the CPU if I can - The PC is mostly used for work and general internet/mail, but I do game on it and I would like to get as much out of it as I can.

I've done quite a bit reading, and looked at a lot of other posts/forums, but I just can't replicate what others are doing with similar setups.

My problem is this:

I can get the chip stable at 3200 in Prime95, but only if I ramp the core v up to 1.4850. Most people with the same setup and similar cooling seem to be able to achieve this at a much lower voltage - usually around 1.37v or so.

Can anyone point me to where to start looking for the problem here?

I haven't done a lot of overclocking before and I'd appreciate some advice.

Thanks,

SeraphTC
 

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Do you have Load-Line Calibration? If so, turn it on, it will help reduce the voltage you need in bios to get your overclock. Or you could just have a crap chip.

What stepping is your Q6600? If it is G0, then you don;t need that many volts (1.35-1.37). If it is a B3, I can see why.

Use CPUz and post a screen shot in here. Also run CoreTemp and post a screen shot in here as well so we can see your VID.
 

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Thanks for your reply.

It's a G0 and the VID is 1.3250v.

I can't see anything in the BIOS called 'Load-Line Calibration'.
 
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