highest overclock with q6600

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#1 Posted by ticktocktick201 (999 posts) -
what is the highest overclock with the q6600 i could get without changing the voltage, yes i will get sufficient cooling.
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#2 Posted by rickykemp (3882 posts) -
42.
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#3 Posted by blackstar (1252 posts) -
I dont know without changiung voltage. But with voltage change ppl ahcieved ~3.8 Ghz on air.

Also, every CPU is different when it comes to Oc'ing.
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#4 Posted by dayaccus007 (4349 posts) -
At 3Ghz without changing the voltage
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#5 Posted by jollyriot2k1 (409 posts) -

I'm on 3.0ghz and I 'havnt changed' the voltage. This is a technicality but my CPU-Z read 1.19v when voltage was on 'auto' at 2.4ghz. I set it manually at 1.35v when I was experimenting with higher clocks...basically I decided I'd run at 3.0ghz which it wouldn't have on default values, but after i manually set the vcore at 1.2v it was fine.

Go figure :P Most people find around the 3.0ghz mark, even if you do have to increase it - at such subtle overclocks a 0.1V increase gets you a lot of ground. Vcore doesn't start to kill you until you're increasing by 0.5V for 100mhz

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#6 Posted by Bebi_vegeta (13558 posts) -

I dont know without changiung voltage. But with voltage change ppl ahcieved ~3.8 Ghz on air.

Also, every CPU is different when it comes to Oc'ing.
hacker_xyzzy

On air?

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#7 Posted by jollyriot2k1 (409 posts) -
3.6ghz is unattainable for many on air with great setups.....
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#8 Posted by ticktocktick201 (999 posts) -
is changing the voltage safe?
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#9 Posted by shanelevy (1316 posts) -

is changing the voltage safe?ticktocktick201

As long as you have sufficient cooling and you don't exceed 1.5 volts, yes. However, once you are in the 1.4/1.5 voltage range many people believe that the life of your cpu is reduced.

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#10 Posted by ticktocktick201 (999 posts) -
so if i change the voltage to like 1.2 can i reach like 3.2 ghz?
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#11 Posted by *Aneurysm (75 posts) -

But what is the default voltage for a Q6600 ? i tought it was 1.25, but here it's written it's 1.372 V http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel

So, if we must not exceed 1.40/1.50 when we overclock, what is the default voltage ?

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#12 Posted by Sentinel672002 (1585 posts) -

But what is the default voltage for a Q6600 ? i tought it was 1.25, but here it's written it's 1.372 V http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel

So, if we must not exceed 1.40/1.50 when we overclock, what is the default voltage ?

Aneurysm

Here are the specs for the Q6600 procs.

B3 Stepping - http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SL9UM#

G0 Stepping - http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLACR#

As long as you remain within spec for your version of the proc, you won't shorten it's life span. Keep in mind, not all chips will overclock to the same frequency. Just because one person can OC his chip to 4+Ghz, doesn't mean you will...even with the exact same components (HSF, MOBO, etc.).

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#13 Posted by *Aneurysm (75 posts) -

ah yes, the Intel site, forgot about it...damn ima lazy boy. anyway, thx.

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#14 Posted by UTXII (3448 posts) -

I'm running 3.4GHz with a watercooling system. Before, I was running at 3.00GHz with just the standard fan.

It's a very overclockable processor.

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#15 Posted by silecune (25 posts) -

My q6600 (G0) is o/c'ed to 3.6ghz... 6x multiplier

I set the divider to 1:1, then upped the fsb from 266 mhz to 400 mhz: rated fsb of 1600

I use Mushkin DDR2-800 speed ram, running at 4-5-4-11

Temps stay around 45c idle and 70c load. it's pretty nice.