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Old March 11, 2009, 12:40 AM
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Default q6600 overclock results; pls critique!

Hi Guys,

So, while I am not new to overclocking, this is my first time with a quad core. Just thought I would share my results so far...and consider any opinions/suggestions on what more/not to do !

As you will see, so far it is 3dmark06 stable....Will let you know how it goes overnight :)


Specs are as follows
P5Q Pro
q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz w/ 1.48v
OCZ Vendetta Cooler @ 2400rpm
Patriot Viper 4gb @ 1066
8800GT OC2 @ 725/1800/1000
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Old March 11, 2009, 01:14 AM
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Prime95 Blend - 4 - 6 hrs
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MARK 11: 32.530

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Old March 11, 2009, 01:49 AM
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3Dmark 06 is not a good CPU stability test program.

It's much better to use Prime95 and run it for overnight
Use the blend tests to test both your CPU and FSB
Use the small FFT test to see the max temp on your CPU (pretty essential since you don't really want to go over 65 degrees for a Q6600)

So far the voltage looks alright, since my Q6600 will run 3.6ghz at around those voltages as well. However the temperature idling is 47 degrees, which is very high actually. You may want to stick to 3.2ghz with 400x8 at a much lower voltage.
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