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Old 03-08-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default overclocking a Q6600

Hi,

i dont know the first thing about overclocking.
anyway,

i've heard the Q6600 overclocks real easy and it works quite cool and just as stable at 3GHz as it is in 2.4ghz.

and thats a pretty big difference in speed if u ask me,
so im wondering, should i look into that? and what do i need to maintain the same temperature as it would at 2.4GHz? some sort of special zalman fan and heatsink? (ive never used anything besides stock coolers and ive never overclocked so i have no idea)

and will it be stable? and will all 4 cores still work?

and at 3GHz, will i notice shorter rendernig times in Adobe Premiere? howbout gaming in Crysis and GTA IV?
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: overclocking a Q6600

Before we get started, I can't actually tell from your post whether you own a Q6600.
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Default Re: overclocking a Q6600

i dont

yet

i woudlnt be asking otherwise
or i would and i'd state "i have a q6600"
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Before you start OC'ing you'll need temp monitoring and stress testing software. PC Wizard 2008 and Coretemp 0.97 for temp monitoring and Prime95 (make sure it's the latest version) for stress testing to be sure your OC is stable. As for a good HSF, if you don't want to spend much money, then one of these two is perfect:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202005
They are probably the best price to performance coolers currently available. However, if you want to do some extreme overclocking and don't mind spending $50, then this is for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020
It is however more difficult to mount as it involves removing the mobo and installing a back plate. The other two simply use push pins. I am using the OCZ Vendetta ATM and I'm running at almost 3.5GHz at 37c idle and a safe 55c under load.
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Default Re: overclocking a Q6600

just overclocked my Q6600 to 3.0 now..i however want to know where to edit the memory settings im talking about the (4-4-4-12)

can you please tell me where i can edit it thanks
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: overclocking a Q6600

In your BIOS there should be an option to change memory latencies/timings from auto to manual, the enter 4-4-4-12 in the first five and leave the rest on auto if you don't know what the values should be.
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ok thanks
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will this actually make my memorry be more efficient?
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Yes, it will, perhaps even more than an increase in speed (800MHz to 1066MHz) due to FSB speeds and the rest of the components.
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i have just cheked again, i havent got the option in my menu's have you updated your BIOS?
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