I decided to make a new thread because I'm pretty happy about this.
I started off with a basic Quad Core Q6600, with a Zalman 9700. You can read my specs to see what I have.
My first step was to overclock it to 3.0ghz. Easy.
Second was to overclock it to 3.2, again, very easy (I didn't even have to up the voltages).
Well today, I played around again, and I successfully have the Quad running at :
I just put the FSB to 400, with a multiplier of 9, so that the RAM would be running in complete sync, at 800mhz 1:1 ratio.
I also had to raise the voltages to 1.5 at the moment, but I'm not worried. Not yet anyway.
Im going to try and step this down slowly now, until it blue screens on me, so I know the minimum voltage I have to run to achieve this rate.
Temps you ask?
Well, 11 mins running the Stability Test on Everest for , we have Core Temp showing:
66,67,60,66 degrees C.
I think thats managable for such a high overclock, and the fact its running a test using all 4 cores at strenuous rates.
Idle, its around 39,37,35,38 with no speed step on, etc.
But we'll see how low I can get this.
I should also note, that my 9700 is running at almost its minimum fan speed:
1680RPM, about a quarter on.
The only thing I could do now, is overclock the RAM, but I'm sure I'd have more trouble doing this.
Would the RAM actually be running slower at 1:1:25, or 1:1:50 at a faster speed? Like wasted energy? Or would I be getting a boost even though its not running in sync?