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Over Clock Intel Quard 6600

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Sable711, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Sable711 New Member

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    I have a Dell XPS720 with an Intel Quard 6600 @ 2.4ghz. I would like to set it at 2.7 or 2.9ghz but not sure if it is safe to do so. I am not advanced user but I do understand FSB with CPU size. Here is info on my XPS720:

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    Time of this report: 12/2/2007, 14:09:11
    Machine name: RON-PC
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.070828-1515)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Dell XPS720
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 2044MB RAM
    Page File: 955MB used, 4481MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8600 GTS
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0400&SUBSYS_043810DE&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 1007 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 241 MB
    Shared Memory: 766 MB
    Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Dell 2007WFP (Digital)
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0011.6375 (English)
    DDI Version: 9Ex
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/4/2007 17:14:00, 4993024 bytes

    So my question is will overclocking hirt my new PC?

    I need a simple help!

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    Sable711
     
  2. Kursah

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    2.7 should be no sweat for that chip, I've seen them OC'd way higher then that safely. What are your temps like currently? Do you have stock cooling?

    Take a read through my guide, (Overclocking is easy....), link in signiature. You will find some useful information there. I don't see an issue going to 2.7, or 3.0 if the cooling and proper options/support are in bios for you to access.

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  3. Sable711 New Member

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    I know it has a big fan on the CPU as I fell it's cool air. I don't have water cooled as it is on XPS720H2C. I want to try overclocking it but not too high to stay on safe side.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of water cooling, if you check my system specs, I use after market fans in my case, after market cooling on the cpu, better thermal paste for heat sinks, etc.

    If you want to try overclocking, you need to learn how to overclock safely and properly prepare, what to watch when overclocking, how to make sure your system is stable at overclocked speeds etc.

    Get everest, speedfan, coretemp, etc, to watch your temps, use prime95 multi-core or orthos prime to stress your cores and watch the load temps. Set a goal, temp wise. I would say shoot for no higher than 55c on your t-case (overall cpu temp, I still believe that should be ~15c lower than the actual core's temperatures, at least that's what I'm familiar with on my C2Duo dual core). But do yourself a favor and research, the more you know the more you can help yourself. Start with my guide, there are also many links in there that can help you.

    I'm glad to see you taking precautions before overclocking, asking questions is a good thing. Now it's time for you to read (I know, it can be tedious and boring, but it can save your ass and your PC investment), research and understand. Once you have that under control, learn your bios, how to work it, what settings you need to mess with, what others are getting out of a system like yours (google is the best for this kind of stuff). You'll be overclocked and running cool and stable in no time.

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    uhhh its a DELL! :p

    most DELL's cant be OC'ed, some can though

    does it have options in bios to OC? might have to use something like systool or clockgen (or whatever they are) to clock it in windows

    the chip SHOULD do 2.7 easily

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  6. Laurijan

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    The Q6600 G0 stepping can be overclocked to 4Ghz with water or compressor. I looked into the datasheet http://www.intel.com/design/processor/datashts/315592.htm and found out that the maximum temperature of the Q6600 (105W) is specified as 62.2 degrees cesius. So overclock it and look that the temp is not going over that value.
     
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    The G0 stepping version of the Q6600 has only 95W and its max operating temp is specified as 71 degrees celsius
     
  8. Sable711 New Member

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    I thank all of you for your help and I think it's best to leave it as it is for now. It seems a bit complicated for me and If I damage the CPU I could say good buy to my 3 year guarenty.

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    you wont damage the cpu unless you pour water or something on it. intels chips are like tanks. you shoud be able to get to 3.6ghz on air NO PROBLEM. your comfort zone would be more like 3.2ghz for you.... if the bios lets you.
     
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    goto google and search video for dell xps720 overclock. there is a video (2 part i think) that shows you exactly what to do and how to do it. cant find it now, but it was there a week ago.
    sorry, its youtube and its a dell xps 700. still think it will help though. keep us updated.:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HV5bKsQT8Q&feature=related
     
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