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Old January 17, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Default overclocking q6600 b3

i ordered one off ebay, the seller provided a product number but seems to be universal for the go and the b3. Anyways if i get stuck with a b3 is it possible to reach 3.5ghz with the scythe mugen 2?
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It could be possible, but it's all luck of the draw. Q6600's start getting pretty hot pretty quick once you add voltage. 3.0ghz is a fairly realistic OC with just about any Q6600
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It could be possible, but it's all luck of the draw. Q6600's start getting pretty hot pretty quick once you add voltage. 3.0ghz is a fairly realistic OC with just about any Q6600
damn was looking for something a little more maybe i should have got i3
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Old January 18, 2010, 10:30 AM
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I have mine up to 3.2ghz and as high as 3.4ghz. I've never gotten to 3.6 but I don't really see the need to right now, perhaps in the future.
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I have mine up to 3.2ghz and as high as 3.4ghz. I've never gotten to 3.6 but I don't really see the need to right now, perhaps in the future.

with the b3? what cooler are you using? whats your temps?
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Old January 19, 2010, 05:14 AM
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My apologies I should have said I had G0 stepping. There's lots of info for over clocking try here

EP45-UD3R and Q6600 B3 Overclock Reference - TweakTown Forums

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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...ds-duals-guide

a good guide for a beginner like me.
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What I said still stands. 3.0ghz is a likely outcome, depending on how high you want to push your temps.
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so provided its the Go or a decent B3 what the likelyhood of reaching 500x7 to reach 3500? The reason i ask is becuase my ram is 1066 and i want to get the full speed of it.
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Assuming that you get a good chip then I think that's its fairly reasonable to assume you can do that. I've never tried that particular combo I use 8x400 for mine. You might have to up the voltage a bit and watch out for temps. What are you using for cooling? I've got a Domino coolit A.L.C. set up and my temps are about 25-30 idle (depending if I have the heat cranked) and 55-59 on load. Good luck!
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