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Old 12-25-09, 02:08 AM   #25
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Michigan
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Default Re: G0 Q6600 overclocking

This G0 q6600 has been dissapointing.

I just got an OCZ Vendetta 2 cooler and the temps went down alot! I was seeing 77-80 C under full load at 3ghz, and it managed to go down to 55 C under full load at the same settings.

So with this new cooler power I figured I'd try and overclock it a bit... well it's been very dissapointing. I am at 3.5ghz but at a very very high vcore of 1.5375v. I can't seem to hit 3.6ghz either no matter what I do. It's booted, and been relatively stable, but that's at 1.55v and one core would usually fail at p95 after abou 15 - 17 minutes.

Oh well... case closed with this one. I'll settle for 3.5ghz but I'd really love to replace this with a Q9xxx cpu at some point, I'm sure ~4ghz would be possible with that.
---Gaming Rig---
Q6600 3.4ghz (378x9) - 1.5v
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
8gb (4x2gb) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 (5-4-4-12)
Dell u3011 IPS Display
HP 22" Auxiliary Monitor
256gb Western Digital Silicon Edge Blue SSD
5x2tb RAID-5 Array
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit & Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit

---Gaming Laptop---
Core i7 740QM
16gb DDR3
Nvidia GTX 460m
1tb WD HDD
120gb Corsair SSD

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