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Old 01-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default How high should i overclock?

How high should i overclock my Q6600 to? i have an aftermarket Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm CPU Cooler, knowing that the stock fans suck. I'm just not sure how high i should go, or what not to go above. i would like the computer to last me at least four years....thx
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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Q6600's run pretty well at 3.6GHz on air given the right circumstances, e.g. cooling, case air flow etc.

I'd try a 3.0GHz oc for everyday use keeping an eye on the temps at full load to ensure they don't get excessive, if you're happy with your cooling then increase the oc if you so desire.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Like True said, I'd go for 3.0 in you're case. I just OCed mine to 2.8Ghz last night and its running fine, although 100% load temperatures are hovering around 60*C. The stock cooler blows, but you've got the TT, so give 3 a try. Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: How high should i overclock?

thanks for the help, guys
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Default Re: How high should i overclock?

if u have the GO version im willing to beat that you can get to 3.4 with pretty good temps
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Default Re: How high should i overclock?

3.6GHz is the limit if even if you have a high end cooler.
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