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Old 12-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #11
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Default Re: q6600 low temperature?

I think you should overclock You have a board that may be able to do something good with it, though the IN9 I believe suffers from bad BIOS's in this regard.
Its worth a try though, and it will go slightly faster. I do notice a difference from stock to what I have it running at now

30 31 28 26 with coretemp

Thats idle yeah?

Mine idle at 3.2GHZ:
36,35,36,33

So its not much more after overclocking. When running hot though, its around 51-53 degrees C on all cores. Not bad, considering my cooler (Zalman 9700) can hardly be heard.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #12
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Yes It is Idle, If you could lead me in the right direction to how i would oc it ?
I would sure try it, I was thinking about OC my grfx card aswell? would this help when playing crysis?
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:23 PM   #13
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Default Re: q6600 low temperature?

You can take that planned bit out of your sig if its already in

Hmm... it may help some, but with Crysis, with my card overclocked, I can't tell the difference to tell the truth much.
I can with games that use the Unreal 3 engine, for example MOH Airborne, or BioShock (around 5-10fps difference), but with the CryEngine 2 engine, I haven't so much.

OVERCLOCKING:

As for overclocking that board, Abits are amazing, I find, and very easy to configure, so I'm sure you could have it higher than it is, if your chip/BIOS is good.

I haven't needed to raise the voltage on my CPU to get my compuyter up to 3.2ghz from 2.4, but this depends soley on the board/chip in question as each one is slightly different. Not one overclocks in the same manner, and by the same amount.

What you'll need to do to basically overclock your processor faster than it is, is first to disable the ABIT's auto overclocking which it does automatically (DEL at bootup to access the BIOS)

Instead of 266mhz which is its default FSB, raising this is overclocking your CPU, whatever you set it to, higher than the standard.

The aim is to get this as high as possible without crashing your system (temps can cause this of course, but voltage can cause it, the memory too if its being pushed too hard, which also needs to be overclocked/underclocked, or not in some cases to get the system stable. Also, its the cause of the limitations of the chip, which isn't changeable of course)

The default FSB of the Q6600 is 266mhz with a 9X multiplier, giving it a clock speed of 2394mhz.

You may find that your Abit motherboard has overclocked this to around 270 something mhz which isn't going to do much at all to speeds, as Abit likes to get a slight advantage in benchmarks it would seem

I have mine to get to 3.2ghz running at a 400mhz FSB, with an 8x multplier (instead of 9, which allowed me to get 3.2ghz at 400mhz since I wanted to get the memory in sync, as its 800mhz RAM in dual channel, so its actual speed is 400mhz)

To get the speed you are going to get, get a calculator, and multiplier the fsb with the multplier, and its as simple as that.

Your first hit should be 3.0ghz, and this is rather easy to get. Simply go into the BIOS, and change the FSB from 266 to 333mhz to get you a clock speed of 2997mhz at a 9x multplier.

If you can go this far fine, make sure memory if you have 800mhz RAM, is set to 1:1 ratio, and put it to the same as me, 400mhz with an 8x multplier, and save and exit.

If overclocks don't work, most motherboards will reset automatically after a fail, but if not, most ABIT motherboards have a reset switch that you simply press, or change the jumper on to reset manually.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #14
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Do you think I will need a new heat sync? I have a coolermaster, it's a bolt in unlike intel's clip stuff, it runs about 2200 rpm?

so like 340 mhz and 9x multi ? good 3ghz? again would i need a new heat sync?

Im going to work rightnow but please leave your respnse i will reply asap thank you!
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:31 PM   #15
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Default Re: q6600 low temperature?

Check my post above I updated it a bit before seeing your reply.

Yeah, give it a try. If temps are too high, you can always put the clocks back to normal and get a better cooler (they aren't that expensive for what you get from them)
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:32 PM   #16
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Ok in attempt to overclock it restarted and would not come back on?

I pressed the reset button and it stil wont come up. The power is on and its running but no output to monitor mouse or keyboard :/
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:35 PM   #17
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dude im pretty sure u just fried ur cpu, that really sucks dude
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what wow how ? i only went up 2.6
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Try clearing your BIOS. That should set everything back to normal.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:38 PM   #20
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how do i do that?
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