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Q6600 Overclocking Results

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Dia01, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Dia01

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    Been playing around for awhile trying to get the maximum oc I can with my Q6600. In coretemp shows the VID is 1.325V. The maximum oc I can get without pushing the volts past 1.6v (brave enough to push it that far I reckon) is 3.699GHZ at BIOS setting 1.5625V at multi x9 @ 411 FSB. Wanted to get to 3.8GHZ but no cigar. The graph indicates the minimum stable voltages for each incremental overclock.

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    Not bad though! If it were me with that chip I'd call it good at around 3.4 @ 1.4v though. I'm hitting 3.6 w/1.42v on mine, it's gotta VID of 1.300v though..but the VID doesn't necessarily mean much in these newer Q6600's from what I've read.

    I really have no true reason for even running at 3.6, it doesn't do too much in gaming performance beyond stock...I'm sure it helps with folding, but aside from that! :D

    Still not bad results if you can keep the temps under control! I wouldn't even think of running over 1.5v on my quad, especially on air!

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    Those results are on water, temps aren't a problem, especially being winter where I am at the moment. I use 3GHZ at 1.25v for every day use. 3.4 is a good number though.
     
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    Looks like 1.45v is your optimum, Should let 3.5GHz be stable without sacraficing too much performance and generating a load of heat.
     
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