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Old 09-01-07, 10:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Q6600 ; Hitting a wall at 2.85Ghz, no voltage helps.

#1 - it's likely your motherboard. Although it is called a "680i" LT, it is not the same exact chip as the 680i in a board with less features. Many just wont OC for crap.

#2- a more powerful power supply might help as well. Before my son spilled soda on it, I had no problems hitting 3.6GHz with my 700w OCZ. While waiting for a new power supply I ran with an Ultra 550w power supply and couldn't keep it stable @ 3.2 GHz. Now that I'm back to a good power supply I can run 3.6 stable again.


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