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Wow, i just OC'd my CPU.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Guys, after years of computer building i overclocked my first CPU.

    My QX6700 is now running at 3.2Ghz and all i did was bump up the multi, i was so happy and surprised because supposedly my version of the 680i motherboards are incapable of overclocking quad cores so i was always scared to give it try. I decided to screw what they said after all these years and finally give it a try with my QX6700 and it booted into windows and i was so ecstatic. I still have yet to test it to see if its fully stable in game tho. But wow i just had a huge nerdgasm.:rockout:
    Heres a pic of it sitting at 3.19Ghz:
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  2. assaulter_99

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    Haha, I felt the same way too when I OC'd my first chip! You are damn lucky, its an extreme isn't it? unlocked multi.. that should've been a breeze! Aim higher now, it'll defo be fun, but beware, its like sex, once you pop, you can't stop! Mwahaha! ;)
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    Congrats CD :toast:
    My QX6700 was stable at 3.2GHz with just multi-bump.
    Any higher and it was flakey without other tweaks.
    They do run warm though. lol
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    Congrats! Popped yer cherry!
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Yep it's an extreme, all i had to do was up the multi.:)

    :toast:

    Ya even at stock it was running pretty warm. So i definitely need to keep an eye on the temps.
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    You definitively need to get an aftermarket cpu cooler now! lol
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    I was gonna ask, how are you cooling it?
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    Nicely done
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    It's on the stock fan, but i'm moving to an i7 rig soon(just need some more cash in hand to get the i7 CPU and RAM). So im not all to worried about this CPU's well being in terms of keeping it deeply cooled.
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    lol, odd time to start OC'ing it! now if you try and sell it you can't say "never been OC'd"!
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    Haha, nice one! Keep an eye on the temps though, you dont want it to fry before you get your i7! That'll make the wait..unwaitable! :laugh:
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    Congrats man, that chip should have some decent capabilities. I dunno much about the nv chipsets other than when I've tried to OC they've been a pain, but I've had a little luck with duals and 400FSB on an xfx 680i.
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    lol, good point.
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    You've just devalued the processor by 20,000%. I'll give you $5 for it.

    Gee I wonder what mine's worth... lapped, overclocked, overvolted, undervolted, non-stock heatsink :wtf:
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    yeah, then there's that...
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    Congrats.
    Grab Everest and do the memory bandwidth test.
    Then change to 8 x 400.
    Run Everest again.

    Say "My name is CDdude55. I am a cpu overclocking and memory bandwidth whore."

    Then sit down, join the club, and post more screenies.
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    Hey congrats man.
    Bout time you poped that chips cherry. :toast:
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    try setting FSB to 300 and giving it a small volt bump and see how it goes. :D

    You're going i7.. You selling the QX? :(
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    With a quad core extreme, who needs i7? :p
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    Ya i'll probably be selling it, or putting it to work elsewhere.
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    How did you go all this time without overclocking?! MAN! I remember in 1998 I set out specifically to get a Celeron 366, Abit BM6, bigass HSF unit and the tightest Crucial RAM so I could run at 550MHz and show all my friends how tits the Celery was and how easily I could pwn their puny $800 PIII 450s.
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    Congrads CDdude55. I remember the first time I went into a bios. I put a piece of toilet paper between my cheeks just in case I shit myself.
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    hahhahaa congrats bro :toast: now your addicted trust me.

    i remember my first chip morgan core duron back in the day of socket A's when youd OC and even your bios thought u were running a higher end chip lol
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    I had a 680i CDdude, and as I remember it all they really didnt take kindly to was FSB overclocking, the fact you have a QX should make it a breeze, with more votlage a few more multi bumps could be possible.

    Most chips like yours are known to hit around 3.6, I'd be brave enough to try 1x more for 3.466 in your shoes :)
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    I bought a ZeroTherm Nirvana NV120 for my QX6700 and it cooled better than my orignial Scythe Mine (which was quite decent). The Nirvana is now happily cooling my QX9650.

    Dandy little cooler, if I must say so myself.

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