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Old 01-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Need help overclocking my Q6700

I have no experience in overclocking CPU's, just to get that out their. I have never done it before, but their is a first time for everything. I currently own an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700. My stock speed is 2.66Ghz with a stock cooler, my temps are:

Core 0: 38C
Core 1: 38C
Core 2: 34C
Core 3: 35C

a little bit lower when idling and around 40 under load. I want to get it up to atleast 3.0Ghz without the CPU getting to hot under load. Not sure if anybody can help me out with overclocking this CPU, i remember their was an overclocking site that was really good, just dont remember the link or name to it.

Here is some info on the CPU:
http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=30790

Here is my mobo:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3691066

Also does overclocking use up more watts ? right now my PSU is not very strong, but i will be upgrading to a Corsair 850TX soon.
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I have no experience in overclocking CPU's, just to get that out their. I have never done it before, but their is a first time for everything. I currently own an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700. My stock speed is 2.66Ghz with a stock cooler, my temps are:

Core 0: 38C
Core 1: 38C
Core 2: 34C
Core 3: 35C

a little bit lower when idling and around 40 under load. I want to get it up to atleast 3.0Ghz without the CPU getting to hot under load. Not sure if anybody can help me out with overclocking this CPU, i remember their was an overclocking site that was really good, just dont remember the link or name to it.

Here is some info on the CPU:
http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=30790

Here is my mobo:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3691066

Also does overclocking use up more watts ? right now my PSU is not very strong, but i will be upgrading to a Corsair 850TX soon.
yes, OCing will use more watts, I'd just wait for the psu upgrade and then go crazy with the OC...
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alrighty than, that clears things up, ill bring this back up when i get that upgrade
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alrighty than, that clears things up, ill bring this back up when i get that upgrade
you may find that the Q6700 doesn't "need" to be OCed depending on what you'll be running, it's a good cpu...
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But overclocking is fun
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Anyone check out his mobo? Do HP lock the BIOS?
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I would venture it doesn't have any OC settings.
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Core 0: 38C
Core 1: 38C
Core 2: 34C
Core 3: 35C
what are your temps under full 100 % load
download prime 95 and run it for 10-15 mins

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Also does overclocking use up more watts ? right now my PSU is not very strong, but i will be upgrading to a Corsair 850TX soon.
you can most likely hit 3ghz just by bumping up the fsb so you wont need much more wattage and your temperatures will not increase that much ether as were not bumping up the voltage
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what are your temps under full 100 % load
download prime 95 and run it for 10-15 mins



you can most likely hit 3ghz just by bumping up the fsb so you wont need much more wattage and your temperatures will not increase that much ether as were not bumping up the voltage
well im not sure how to bump up the fsb, remember ive never done anything like that, never entered my bios and stuff.

Well my temps got pretty hot lol and they kept on rising so i didnt want to run it for about 10-15 min, i ran it for around 5 minutes and this is what i got.

Core 0: 65C
Core 1: 65C
Core 2: 63C
Core 3: 64C

Looks like ill be needing a better CPU Cooler to, maybe cause its not like i run the CPU at 100% all the time.

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you may find that the Q6700 doesn't "need" to be OCed depending on what you'll be running, it's a good cpu...
ya i know its a good CPU, i just want the extra juice
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