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Overclocking a Q6600 without heat pipes on the motherboard

Q: Overclocking a Q6600 without heat pipes on the motherboard

ok, so it's an msi m/b


I'm only overclocking the cpu, using an Noctua NH-U12P

Will the m/b heatsinks cope with the cpu at around 3GHz?

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Ok, so basically I overclocked my system no problem first of all, it ran fine on stock cooling at 1400 fsb on a 9x multiplier, 3.15ghz, it ran a little hot at 58c on load 51c idle, but that's mainly cos of stock cooling + b3 revision instead of the newer g0.

The problem came after running a stress test for a few hours, it eventually gave out after some 4 hours of stressing and just hard reset on me, but ever since then my bios won't post on anything above 1066 default fsb, it just sits there frozen on the logo screen.

I got ram timings set just like the ram sticker and the fsb is unlinked and set at 800mhz like it should be.

I pretty much run out of ideas as to why it's doing this now, and i'm pretty sick of resetting the bios via the jumper as i have to remove the sata cables every time just to get to it.

Any help / suggestions would be appreciated

A:Asus P5N-E Sli Motherboard and Overclocking my q6600

what the hell are you overclocking a q6600 for

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Hi guys,

I've never tried to overclock any part of my system before, probably because I have no idea how. But I just bought some new RAM, Gskill 1066mhz, and I thought to myself: If I can get my CPU to 3.2ghz I'll be happy. I just have a small problem, I don't know how to overclock.

I was told that I should try and keep the FSB on the CPU as close as possible to the frequency of the RAM, and that overclocking involves tampering with the FSB of the CPU, so does that mean I will have to overclock the RAM as well?

My system specs are as followsL

CPU: Q6600 at stock settings with a stock cooler (2.4ghz)
Mobo: Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R
RAM: 4GB Gskill 1066mhz
PSU: 750w Thermaltake Toughpower
GPU: Galaxy 8800GT 512mb at stock settings

Now I thought that I should mention this, When I bought the RAM, I didn't notice much of an increase in performance, so I asked my friend for a bit of help, he suggested that I give the new RAM an extra 0.6 volts of juice because I was running 800mhz RAM before the upgrade which he says runs at 1.8 volts.

I did this and I noticed a marked difference in performance, but he also told me that the latencies should be 5-5-5-15, however when I went into the MIT in the BIOS I noticed that the latencies were 5-7-7-20.

Should I leave them the way they are, or is it better to change them to 5-5-5-15?

Thank you in advance for you help.

A:Overclocking a Q6600 on a EP35C-DS3R Motherboard, please help

We need your motherboard brand and model...
Have you performed some Gurgle searchs for overclocking your particular motherboard... are you sure it can be overclocked. What will you use the overclocked system to do.
You are on your way... be patient as you await somebody familiar with your motherboard to get online.

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How effective are heat pipes, could they be used to cool a P4. If the copper pipes were brought outside the case and placed in a sutible cooling medium e.g an ice bath and the section of the pipe that was in the case was insulated to keep the case temp down, would this make a suitable silent cooling system.

A:Heat Pipes

Heat pipes are now used in heat sinks very effectively these days. I was a little sceptical to the efficacy of heat pipes till I realised that most laptops use this tech to keep the CPU cool, and comparison tests have shown that its much more efficient thatn without it.

How it works:
Basically, it just provides a heat conducting rod with low thermal resistance. Therefore, its efficacy is reduced the longer it is. Its like stretching a metal rod over a fire, a short one you'd burn your hand pretty fast, a long one you might not feel anything at all for a long time.

Also, I doubt you'd want to insulate the section of the pipe in the case, you'd more probably insulate the whole thing. At least you'd insulate the bit outside the case, so that the cold temps from your ice bath will reach the PC. But you want it to reach the CPU, so you'd insulate the whole bit. And you'd need a really thick heatpipe....

I won't suggest you do that.

A better solution? Water cooling, and run your radiator through that ice bath of yours

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 Hi, There seems to be 2 types of fan modules installed on the T460s (besides the one that is for the model with dGPU). One of them is with one heatpipe, the other one is with two heatpipes. Two Heat PipesSingle Heat PipeCan someone tell me what is the difference between two and which one is more efficient? Lenovo Staff maybe? Also what is the reason for that some i7 are with 2 Heat Pipes and others are with 1. There is also difference between the fan modules. The single heatpipe fan is with 4 wires, while the other one is with 5 wires.  P.S.> And NO it is not the i7 vs i5 CPU, because I have i7 and I am with single Heat Pipe.   

T460s - Core i7-6600U, 12GB RAM, 512GB SATA 6G SSD, FHD, EM7455 WWANT440s - Core i7-4600U, 12GB RAM, Crucial MX200 500GB SSD, FHD, WWAN

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A:T460s - Different FANs and Heat Pipes

The only one I have seen has 2 pipes.  Was one of them made earlier than the other?  (On the model sticker, there is a manufacture date after the serial YY/MM.)  The parts list only shows one manufacturer.  As far as 4 wires vs. 5 wires, I would expect it wouldn't matter.  Normally, only 3 wires are used - power, ground and tach pulse.  I would expect it wouldn't matter.  I looked at eBay for T460s fans for sale thinking I could see a picture.  They had 2 for sale - one with 1 pipe and 4 wier; the other with 2 pipes and 5 wires.

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Hi all,

I've recently built myself a pc:

Asus PK5C
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 Stepping)
XFX GeForce 8800 GTX XT
Corsair 4GB (4x1GB) PC2-8500 XMS2 Dominator
300GB Maxtor HD
Windows Vista x64

... and have overclocked the CPU to 2.8Ghz by incresing the FSB only. I know it can take more but I was just wondering if I was going about overclocking it the right way. Should I mess about with anything else or can I just crank up the FSB? I think I should tamper with the voltages and multiplyer... but not sure how.

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.

A:Overclocking Q6600

Basically, you just increase the FSB speed as high as possible without crashing applications under 100% CPU (and possibly GPU) load.

You'll have to adjust the memory multiplier at some point, otherwise your memory speed would be too high, and it would require high latencies in order to work.

You may also need to increase the CPU voltage a bit for it to run stable.

For example, I have a Pentium E2140 which uses 200 MHz FSB normally. I have DDR2-800 memory, so the memory multiplier is 4.

I increased my FSB to 400 (100% overclock ) and dropped the memory multiplier to 2x so that it still runs at the same 800 MHz. I had to increase the CPU voltage to 1.275V for it to be stable (default was 1.2275).

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Can anybody tell me give a short guide on how I can overclock the Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor using a Tuniq Tower 120. This is with a Gigabyte P45 UD3, and 3.25Gb of 1066MHz of Ram. I am a complete beginner in the art of overclocking so please be thorough in your explanation. You can find specs of my PC in the Gaming thread of these forums. Thanks.

A:Overclocking Q6600

Oh yeah I use a BFG Geforce 260 OCX Maxcore Video Card if that matters

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I've been trying to overclock my Q6600 but to no avail. After doing minor overclocks (like 2.6Ghz), the system heated up like 10 degress Celcius (bringing to ~50 on idle)

First I tried using the AI Overclock which is an ASUS thingy which allows you to overclock to like 5%. 10%, etc.... After trying that, windows crashed instantly, and I had to revert my settings back to default. I also tried to manually adjust voltages & fsb(using some values from other forums). Windows was able to boot, but it was very unstable (crashed in minutes).

My Motherboard is a ASUS P5N-D
And yes, I am using an aftermarket cooler (Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro).

Normally, my system idles around 35-40 degrees, and at load its around 45.

Any sugguestions?

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Well being such a popular CPU I'm fairly certain this wont be an extremely hard question to answer. Thus far I've been running it @ 3.0 GHz at 1.20 - 1.18 volts, temps of 35c idle and 60c when running Prime95. All has been running well for a good solid 3 months without a single issue. The time has come to try and achieve a higher overclock. Why you ask, well why not, I've already hit 3.33 GHz, 1.33 - 1.28 volts (that's my droop happening) The ideal is 45c but here is the crazy part, I hit 88c after 5 minutes of Prime95 risking doing some kind of damage I stop Prime immediately and temps drop instantly almost 25 degrees my CPU cooler is an ancient chunk of Aluminum with a copper core which would be better used as a weapon (Thermaltake BluOrb2) Now then I am fairly confident I will be able to get it to 3.6 GHz with adequate voltage fine tuning which I am willing to do but before I can actually do so I need a new CPU cooling device. From some quick research I know that my CPU is pumping out a solid 150 watts of thermal energy something my aging BluOrb just can't handle. What would be the absolute best solution to cool this sucker down, both liquid and air cooling would be perfectly acceptable solutions to my little dilemma.

All help and Info is greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Note: Attached is a pictures of my temps and the fluctuation problem.

A:Overclocking Q6600

Well a liquid cooling kit would offer the best thermal transfer, for air you should consider a thermalrite cooler.

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Currently planning on ocing my comp cause I encode videos alot. My cpu is sitting right now at 3.2ghz watercooled. One thing I found weird in my bios setting is that my GTLVREF Lane 1 is automatically set to 90mv while other lanes are set to 0mv.

Q6600 currently @3.2ghz (G0, 1.3250 VID)
Corsair Dominator 2x 2GB (TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF) @ 1066mhz

A:Overclocking Q6600 to 3.6-3.8ghz

I have my dual boot Vista 64bit and Windows 7 64bit Q6600 OC'd to 3.5GHz. Vista will let me go higher but Windows 7 won't. I use a ZeroTherm Nervana, no watercool

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I upgraded my PC with Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 .I also had to buy a new motherboard.So I bought Gigabyte N650SLI-DS4L rev. 1.0 .CPU is running at factory setting of 2,4 GHz.I would like to push it up to 3,0 Ghz at least,since my previous CPU worked at that setting.I guess I am a bit emotionally attached .Obviously, I am a complete newb when it comes to overclocking.I have been told I need to replace my power supply unit with 550 W one .It is a 420 W at this moment.I am using 2,5 GB of RAM ;1 GB DDR2 PC2-6400(400 MHz),1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300(333 MHz) and 500 MB DDR2 PC2-5300(333 MHz).My guess is I will need to replace those as well or maybe not?And then there is the heat issue.Water-cooling or not?What about my VGA?It is Gigabyte Geforce 8500 GT.Is there anything I need to do when overclocking the CPU(besides replacing it with a better one, eventually)? All suggestions and pointers are wellcome.

A:Solved: Overclocking Q6600- what do I need to know?

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I cannot overclock my q6600 for some reason. I have been to many different sites with instructions on how to correctly overclock, and I follow them exactly, but whenever I change any settings in the BIOS, the computer does not boot. (plus, it gives me the overclocking failed message)

I have a P5K-e mobo, with the latest BIOS update. I am only trying to OC to 2.8 GHz, so I have used combinations of 400 FSB and 7x multiplier, and others. I have tried OCing to 3.1 Ghz, and even as low as 2.67 Ghz. Nothing works, except for the stock clock of 2.4 Ghz. At best, I overclocked to 2.43 Ghz, but that really does not count for much.

My CPU and GPU are both hooked up to a custom water cooling system. Typical idle temps for my CPU are 35/38/34/34 C and playing a game, or Prime95, can get up to 52C on average, 55 max.

I tried upping the North Bridge voltage a bit, and the CPU voltage, but nothing helps.

Any ideas on what I might not be doing or what the problem could be?

I run Vista Home Premium 64-bit, I think the rest of my computer information is in my comp specs.

Thanks in advance.

A:Trouble overclocking q6600

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Hey guys!

Want to overclock my Q6600 to 3.6GHz. Can someone give me a site that shows me how to do it with a EVGA 608i SLI T1 mobo? Also can someone tell me how to increase the fan speed on the MSI 8800GTS (G92)?


A:Solved: Overclocking Q6600 and MSI GTS G92

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Hello all,
For several weeks now I've been trying to overclock my system. I have a Abit p35 Pro w/ Q6600 CPU and 4GB Patriot Extreme DDR2 800mhz. I know everything besides the RAM are very popular and I was wondering if someone out there who has the same setup can help me to overclock my system. The highest I've ever gotten is 2.7ghz, ideally I would like to reach 3.2ghz or even higher (if possible). I starting by configuring the multiplier to 400X8 and increase the voltage to 1.3v. I also adjusted my RAM timing on and set the correct voltage on that as well. The problem is that the computer will not boot and eventually i clear the cmos and start all over.

What am I doing wrong?


A:Overclocking Abit P35 Pro w/ Q6600

I'm also having issues with the temp. The BIOS says its 64C while core temp tells me 42 (idle) for one of the cores. The rest are in the high 30s. Thermal paste was applied and I have a ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler.

Anyone experiencing the same issue as I am?

This is problem why I can't overclock as the CPU gets too hot and the computer restarts.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 489 GB (370 GB Free); D: 931 GB (381 GB Free); E: 801 GB (486 GB Free); F: 111 GB (76 GB Free); G: 465 GB (291 GB Free); H: 931 GB (783 GB Free); I: 465 GB (464 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G41MT-D3
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hi again,

Having read the sticky about overclocking, I have a question

Given the above system specs, would it be worthwhile over-clocking my CPU?

I already have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED fitted for cooling and did try a moderate over-clock using my system bios settings which pushed it up to around 3 GB, it did seem stable enough for the few hours I ran it I also ran Prime95 for about an hour and the temps peaked at 58 C, I also noticed a moderate increase in FPS whilst playing some of my games.

I just overclocked it by changing my FSB from 266 to 333, I didn't touch any voltage settings or multipliers.

I am concerned about that fact that it shortens the life of the CPU, I wouldn't want to burn it out

What would be your advice about this

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.....counldn't find another thread with this answer.....

just built a new pc and i've been experimenting with overclocking my q6600 GO.

I planned to overclock it so i bought a low end liquid cooling kit. TT bigwater 735.

Heres the thing, i assumed that when overclocking, i would stop when the system became unstable or starting heating up.

BUT.... i've overclock it to from 2.4 to 3.0 (cpu voltage increased to 1.36v), and seen no change in idle temp???? 29-32C. At first i thought the temp may be reading wrong because its lower the the system temp of 34!!

But its correct because it increases like clockwork under load. Still 3 hours of crysis on high and temp doesnt go past 40C.

my question is when do i stop overclocking??? is it unsafe to go up to 3.4 or higher?
is there other issues than heat and stability?

TT 750w Toughpower
TT Soprano RS Full-case (window)
Intel Quad Q6600 Go-stepping 2.4ghz @ 3.0Ghz
TT Big water cooling kit 735
CORSAIR TwinX3 1gig x 2 (2 Gig) DDR3 1333mhz
XFX NVIDIA 8800GTS AlphaDog XXX Edition 512meg [email protected] [email protected]
MSI P35D3 PLATINUM Intel P35 1333FSB Circu-Pipe Cooling
2x Hitachi 320GB sataII
LOGITECH Cordless 1500 Rechargeable Desktop
LOGITECH 5.1 surround speakers
120mm Zalman Sleeve Case Fan

A:Solved: when to stop overclocking? q6600 go

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I have trouble with the vcore voltage. When I set it to auto the system runs fine but the under cpu-z and speed fan it shows a vcore of 1.38V. but when I try setting teh vcore to manuel and change it to 1.28 the bios boots but windows does not. I went all the way to 1.32V and windows still didnt boot.

Also i overclocked it to a fsb of 333

A:overclocking q6600 with pk5c mobo help

Why are you trying to set the Vcore lower then the voltage set on Auto, if CPUZ is giving you 1.38v after Vdroop then in the Bios that would be about 1.4v and if you trying to set it manually to a lower voltage then you will not hav any sort of stability.

Why do you want to manualy set the voltage anyway if it works OK on Auto?

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Hi, I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q6600 processor and want to get more out of it...

I have looked at some videos on YouTube and they use the BIOS to change the settings but my BIOS chipset area have none of these options and not even close to the options on the videos.

Is there a program I can use to overclock this?


A:Overclocking my Intel Core 2 Q6600

Originally Posted by robotronik

Hi, I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q6600 processor and want to get more out of it...

I have looked at some videos on YouTube and they use the BIOS to change the settings but my BIOS chipset area have none of these options and not even close to the options on the videos.

Is there a program I can use to overclock this?


Hi robotronik...... welcome to the forum

there are a few apps which allow you to alter the FSB running through your chip, but i don't recommend them AT ALL!!

the problem you will have is the lac of voltage adjustment, this will result in a rig that fails to post very quickly..... you would then need to enter your tower & ''manually'' reset the CMOS to defaults via a tiny jumper on the motherboard itself, which on a pre-built unit will be a pig to say the least....
not too mention your RAM either frying or stopping the post, b/c as you raise the FSB your RAM frequency also increases & the likelihood is your components wont like being pushed passed stock speeds, while the Q6600 will revel at being OCed, the rest of your rig is not built for it...

i can link you to the said programs, but be prepared for a ''paper weight tower''
''dont do it''...... if your interested in OCing use the rig you have to research & purchase the components for a dedicated build, & then whip out your Q6600 once youve built it & buy a cheap 775 chip to go back in the old rig..


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i just want to get out a little more..

my components:
CPU: Q6600
RAM: OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Titanium 4GB Edition Dual Channel
Graphic: Readeon HD 3780

My BIOS settings so far:
Robust Graphics Booster [Auto]
CPU Clock Ratio [ 9 X]
CPU Frequency 3.00GHz(333x9)
CPU Host Clock Control [Enabled]
CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) [333]
PCI Express Frequency(Mhz) [100]
C.I.A.2 [Disabled]
Performance Enhance [Standard]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) [3.00]
Memory Frequency(MHz) 800 1000
DRAM Timing Selectable [Manual]
***** Standard Timing Control *****
CAS Latency Time 6 [5]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay 6 [5]
DRAM RAS# Precharge 6 [5]
Precharge delay(tRAS) 18 [15]
***** Advanced Timing Control *****
ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD) 3 [Auto]
Rank Write To READ Delay 3 [Auto]
Write To Precharge Delay 6 [Auto]
Refresh to ACT Delay 46 [Auto]
Read to Precharge Delay 7 [Auto]
Static tRead Value 7 [Auto]
Static tRead Phase Adjust 8 [Auto]

System Voltage Control [Manual]
DDR2 OverVoltage Control [+0.2V]
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control [Normal]
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control [Normal]
CPU Voltage Control [1.38750V]
Normal CPU Vcore 1.32500V
My System is Prime95 stable for more then 15h and seems to be running fine.

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A:optimize my overclocking - q6600 ga-ep35-ds3

well.. if your at a limit, you'll bench better with a higher FSB and lower Multi if thats what needs to happen.

so right now your what. running at 3.3 ghz or something of that sort.
depending on the chip, and your cooling you should be able to do around 3.4 or higher with a good chip.

Don't let the CPU get over 65c on any core. and if so, get better cooling. Also your safe to raise the voltage to around 1.45 or even 1.5 if want. 1.5 is the Intel Specs Max.. so I never went above 1.48 on mine, but do as you please.

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I want to say first off how much a appreciate everyones help in this forum. I had recently been getting memory_management and driver_irql bsod screens but thanks to kimsland and peterdiva I know have an operational computer.

My new ordeal is that I would like to overclock my computer. Ive never done it before and really want to learn how but would really like to have someone help me through it instead of reading a guide and hoping for the best.

Ive posted my specs on my profile and know from reading around that I definitely have hardware that is capable of overclocking.

One other thing that I would like to address that was brought up in the last thread that I opened, "Vista 32 and 64 crashes w/multimedia software like," is that my memory has underclocked itself. I have ddr2 800 Corsair Dominator memory (link for exact specs, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145168) which should have a latency of 4-4-4-12 but for some reason has clocked itself to 5-5-5-18-22. I understand from peterdiva that this can occur in ddr2 800, but how do I fix it?

A:Overclocking Q6600 and Corsair Dominator Ram

Forget about overclocking... You won't see much improvement anyway

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Hey all i have a stock intel cooler and want to overclock my cpu it is the G0 stepping model i was wondering what is a the maximum temps that would my cpu could handle for a 24/7 overclock?

A:Overclocking a Q6600 with stock cooler

You won't get far with just a stock cooler. I suggest you get a custom cooler, they don't cost you much, like the budget killing Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro or the OCZ Vendetta 2.

Its pretty risky overclocking with a stock cooler... max temps i would allow is 80 on full load.

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hi guys, i kinda only get to use 3.25GB out of the installed 6GB of ram after overclocking my CPU to 3.60(400x9) from 2.40GHZ(266x9). what causes this? i overclocked it on a gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 using the bios.

i have G.Skill 2 x 2GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz) F2-8500CL5-2GBPK in ram slots 1 and 3
Samsung 2 x 1GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz) M3 78T2863QZS-CF7 in slots 2 and 4

but when i am on 3.00GHz (333x9) i get to use the whole of 6GB.

A:RAM 3.25GB usable of 6GB after overclocking Q6600 to 3.60GHz

Post a screen shot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor at 333 and again at 400.

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So here are my major compounts:
Q6600 Core 2 Quad Processor [2.40GHz per core stock]
XFX Nvidia 680i LT SLI Motherboard
8GB DDR2 800mhz Dual-Channel RAM [OCZ]
Ultra X-Pro EE 600w APFC PSU 130mm Fans Black
x4 RAID 0 400GB SATA 7200rpm HDD + x1 250GB SATA 7200rpm HDD
Nvidia 7600GT 256mb Dual-DVI Video Card [Will upgrade soon]

I walked though the bios and saw adjusting clock speeds and voltages was reletively easy. I'm not really interested in blowing my computer from overvoltage, is it better that I adjust the clock speed manually?

Will overclocking shorten my CPU's life?

A:Overclocking a Q6600 with 600w PSU, ZEROtherm BTF90

Chances of blowing th ecomputer are pretty much not a lot. The worst that will usually happen is that you adjust the BIOs settings to o/c, and it doesnt boot. That will need a CNMOS reset, more than likely, although some boards will auto reset.
As for ocing, the short answer is yes, it will reduce CPU life. However you need to bear in mind that you are going from a 10 year lifespan to a 5 year (for example), so in real terms it wonr have that much effect

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my bios is locked i am lookung to clock 2.40ghz to 3.0ghz what tools will i need to do this last time i used clock gen but when i overclocked to 3.0ghz it locked up the computer so also i overclocked to 2.80ghz but my computer would not go into hibernate so what am i doing wrong

A:intel core 2 quad q6600 kentfield g0 OVERClocking help

You haven't posted your RAM type.

If you have DDR2-800 (PC-6400), then run the multiplier at x8, BUS at 400 yields core speed of 3.2GHz - keeps clocks nice (FSB-DRAM divider = 1:1) and makes the RAM very happy.


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If you look at my system specs you can see my build. The CPU is set to run at 1.6GHz normally - then go to 3.4GHz for normal activities - then go to 3.8GHz for high-performance. Even at 3.4GHz it flawlessly handles anything I've thrown at it because the most strenuous thing I do is light gaming.

Now for some reason, it seems one core is always at almost full usage, and the thing has overclocked itself to 4.4GHz. That is way beyond default settings. It's sitting at about 50 degrees Celsius right now, which is more than what I want. I want it around 30, which it used to manage just fine, only reaching 40 when I'm gaming.

The problem gets even worse when I play Minecraft, which should be a very low-intensity game for the CPU and GPU. Instead, the GPU sits at about 65 degrees celsius, and the CPU goes to 4.4GHz again and the cores go up to 60-70% usage and the temp just keeps going up.

Is there a problem with my hardware, or is it what I'm running on the computer?

A:CPU (Intel i7 2600k) Overclocking itself - unwanted, generating heat

Here is a pic of the overclock in action:

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Hey Guys,

After getting some disappointing results from my current pc, i have decided to take the leap getting a Q6600 with a Asus motherboard.

Now Can i please have any recommendation on a quality performance Asus motherboard would be.

Please note i would prefer my price range between $200-300 for the motherboard.

Thanks again


Best Tri Cooler 600w PSU
2gb OCZ 800MHZ
Gigabyte 8800GTS 320mb
Pentium D 2.8Ghz

A:Q6600 and Motherboard Information

Your motherboard performance is based on the chipset. The chipset also often determines the options available on that motherboard (ie. # sata ports, ide, onboard video or not, etc.), although 2 mobo's with the same chipset from different makers may have more or less options.

Here is a link for intel based nvidia chipsets which shows the options for different chipsets of the 600 series.

Here is a rough guide for mobo performance by socket.

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HI All,
I am new to this forum.
I want to buy a new cpu/mobo set.
Please guide me to do so.
My preferences are

Intel Q6600
Intel Q8200
Intel E8400

MSI P6N SLI Platinum
MSI P35 Platinum
MSI P35 Neo2 FR

ANTEC 430 Earth
Cooler master 450W

One good case, one aftermarket cooler for overclocking, one 2gb DDR2 800Mhz RAM Kingston, One Seagate sata 320gb hdd(7200.11)

My Budget INR 25000/-
Plaese suggest me to get maximum priceerformance ratio
If any other cpu/mobo set give better performace other than i mentioned, please suggest

I have one evga 8600gt 1gb ddr2 in my existing pc.
So what should be the max power requirement

A:Best motherboard for Q6600/Q8200/E8400

There is no "BEST" in computerdom... And there is no accurate price to performance ratio. All that you list are fine, though I would choose the E8400 and the
Intel Q6600
Intel Q8200
Intel E8400 with MSI P6N SLI Platinum or P43 NEO. Other opinions will differ.

There is a power requirement on the manufacturers web site... but nothing that defines quality, which is the critical component in power supplies and motherboards. The Antec is better than the Cooler Master, but I would choose neither... there are better ones for the same price, such as Seasonic, Sparkle, FSP Group, Corsair, OCZ, and other Antecs.

You might find the indepth reviews at www.tomshardware.com helpful.

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So I decided to "revive" an old hp computer I had laying around, it is an old Hp Pavilion a1524n which is running a Pentium D 805, I was wondering if I could buy a core 2 quad q6600 and just put it in, it uses the same socket but I am worried the motherboard will not support it. I haven't ever updated the bios on this machine and it is running windows 10 32-bit.


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A:Can my Pavilion a1524n's motherboard support a q6600?

@Lumberjack_64,The Q6600 is not possible. Any BIOS upgrade is linked to the original OS.  Double Whammy !!!Supports the following processors:Pentium D 900 series Dual Core (Pressler, 65nm)Pentium D 800 series Dual Core (Smithfield, 90nm)Pentium 4 601 series (Cedar Mill, 65nm)Pentium 4 600 series (Prescott, 90nm)Pentium 4 500J and 501 series (Prescott, 90nm)Celeron D 352, 356 (Cedar Mill, 65nm)Celeron D 325J/326, 330J/331, 335J/336, 340J/341, 345J/346, 351, 355 (Prescott, 90nm)

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Right now I am looking between the q6600, q6700, q9300 and q9550 processors.

I am looking at either x48 or p45 chipset motherboards and DDR2 memory (no ddr3).
The video card I will be using is ATI HD4870 with a possible 2nd one of them for the future (with crossfire).'

Also I need a motherboard that supports memory remapping, so that windows will recognize all 4GB of DDR2 RAM that I will be using.

My question is mainly what memory should I go with. I want low timing memory , say no worse than 5-5-5-18 , but what speed?

Let's take DDR2-800mhz memory for example. Let's say we overclock the bus speed on the CPU to 400mhz (quad pumped = 1600mhz). With an 8.5 multiplier this would be 3.4ghz cpu clock. Now in this configuration, the memory would be completely synchronous (1:1) with the cpu fsb right?
Another situation- say we have the q6600 which has a bus speed of 266mhz (quad pumped= 1066 mhz). Going by the same logic, to get 1:1 with the memory you would use 533mhz memory? but to me that seems way too low.

I am getting confused so can someone just tell me with a certain bus speed, say 1066mhz for the q6000 series cpus, or 1333mhz for the q9000s series cpus, what the proper ddr2 memory speeds I should be using?

Also, I am wondering if it is recommended to get a higher clock memory than you actually need, and underclock it to allow for lower timings.

Thanks in advance.

A:what's good motherboard and memory for a q6600 or q9550 CPU?

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I'm looking to build a computer (have been for a while) Ive finally got around to buying some parts.

So far I have the case (Raidmax Sagitta 2) Proccessor (Intel Quad core Q6600) and thats all.

So I'm looking to buy RAM - 4gb, Graphics - nvidia 9800GT 1gb GDDR3, WiFi card - EdiMax EW-77281n, Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty

These can be found on Amazon UK

I need to buy a MoBo which will support that and work on Win 7 preferably (Happy with Vista)

Any other questions please ask.

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Need to find a Motherboard for Intel Quad Q6600 Kentsfield

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Ok this might be a weird question but where would I find free heat monitoring software, the only reason I want it is because Im just cerious how hot things get in my PC, my bios will tell me the temps on start up but thats the only way I can see the temps. Any ideas?

A:Motherboard Heat Moniter

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I have a compaq 2400 amd, it will shut down after immediately starting, I took off the heatsink (the fan does work and not extremely dirty) and visually looks fine I do not see any burn spots on it or the cpu. Does anyone think it is the heatsink?? cpu?? or the motherboard??


A:Heat sink or motherboard

I wouldn't suspect heatsink, CPU or mobo unless there were more info. Without that info I'd look at the power supply first.

You should give us a history if you can; Did this just start out of the blue? Is it a recent purchase from someone else "used". Did you run it for a long period before it did this? Did you add any new hardware such as an upgraded video recently?

Anything you can tell us will help.

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Where are the heat sensors for this Board located?
I have the manual for it, but it doesn't show any, so I was wondering if perhaps the only sensor on this Board is the one for the CPU.

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I have a new gateway notebook with an 1.6ghz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 cpu... ive recently checked (10 mins ago) my temps inside this thing and my cpu core temp is running at 160F. an insanely high temp. is there a way to improve cooling in this thing without underclocking (im a overclocker not an underclocker) ive never seen it this hot until now...any help would be great i curently have the computer sitting on a honeywell fan to keep it cool... and im down to 110F yay! but this is no solution

A:HEAT HEAT HEAT Gateway heat woes

Yes, that converts to a bit over 71 degrees Centigrade... and is getting to the edge of its range... You will have earlier failure.
That model simply does not have the cooling system you need with three of four fans to move the air out.
If you have dogs or cats, clean the guts of the case with Dust Off every week... to remove the dust and hair.
But there isn't much help for you. Lower priced laptops never make good gaming machines.

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I recently purchased this heat sink from newegg


I realized the bracket that attaches to my motherboard doesn't line up with the screw holes on the mb.

The motherboard I have is a ASUS M4A785-M


I can't use the heat sink bracket the motherboard gave me because this kind of heat sink screws into the bracket and the heat sink that came with my mb doesn't have any screw holes on the side.

One solution I was thinking was to purchase this bracket


I was wondering if I were to buy that adapter, do you think it would fit on my Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 heat sink? Or should I just return the heat sink and try to find a heat sink that lines up with my motherboard? Thanks!

A:I have a question regarding fitting my heat sink onto my motherboard

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Acer Aspire z3-600 motherboard heat shield cover removal for memory upgrade I have an Acer Asipre Z3-600-UB16 and need to upgrade RAM but need to remover the heat shield cover over the motherboard / RAM.I have already pulled the back plastic cover, the stand, removed the hard drive, and the accessible screws that hold the cover/heat shield over the motherboard/RAM.  It appears that additional disassembly is required but there is absolutely zero information on the internet or even Youtube on disassembly of this unit, and nothing available for a service manual or even simple pictures or diagrams.Does anyone have any written docs or video showing additional steps on removing the cover (or heat shield) for the motherboard / RAM. Worse case, may have to cut a hole in the metal cover to get to the RAM/memory.

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A:Acer Aspire z3-600 motherboard heat shield cover r...

Hello, Remove the battery:Remove 1 screw from the battery holderLift the upper edge of battery holderLift to remove the battery holderRemove the motherboard shield:Remove 10 screws from the motherboard shieldLift the lower part of motherboard shieldPush the motherboard shield forward to release it from the thermal fins, lift to remove the shield.

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Acer Aspire z3-600 motherboard heat shield cover removal for memory upgrade I have an Acer Asipre Z3-600-UB16 and need to upgrade RAM but need to remover the heat shield cover over the motherboard / RAM.I have already pulled the back plastic cover, the stand, removed the hard drive, and the accessible screws that hold the cover/heat shield over the motherboard/RAM.  It appears that additional disassembly is required but there is absolutely zero information on the internet or even Youtube on disassembly of this unit, and nothing available for a service manual or even simple pictures or diagrams.Does anyone have any written docs or video showing additional steps on removing the cover (or heat shield) for the motherboard / RAM. Worse case, may have to cut a hole in the metal cover to get to the RAM/memory.

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A:Acer Aspire z3-600 motherboard heat shield cover r...

Hello, Remove the battery:Remove 1 screw from the battery holderLift the upper edge of battery holderLift to remove the battery holderRemove the motherboard shield:Remove 10 screws from the motherboard shieldLift the lower part of motherboard shieldPush the motherboard shield forward to release it from the thermal fins, lift to remove the shield.

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I recently replaced new componets above to try to fix a failure to boot problem. After installing all of the above and replacing the old parts not mentioned (CD Drive, Floppy, NIC, HD), I run into a trouble with two symptoms.

1. When it reboots, the the power light turns on,the keyboard lights flashes, and the CD Rom flashes a few times at increment but it will not boot past that so I can't even get into BIOS. The monitor remains inactive

2. It gets into the boot phase listed above except you can hear the PC Speaker beeps once and the monitor turns on to display only the processor before freezing, my keyboard only responding to 1-5 keyboard strokes before it stops.

3. It boots fine but a minute or so, my keyboard fails to respond to commands.

I also checked the new hardware and see if they were inserted properly (had a wrist strap during installation and checking) and nothing seems wrong. At the moment I'm at my wits end of figuring what's wrong. I am open to suggestion what troubleshooting method should I try next. Thanks in advance.

(currently stripping HD, CD Drive, and Floppy and trying to boot)

Listed components:
Motherboard: A-Bit SG-80 series Socket 775 533 Mhz FSB
Processor: Intel Celeron D 351 3.2 Ghz 256 k Cache 533 Mhz FSB
Heat Sink:Thermaltake 775
Memory stick: 2 IPSG 256 MB PC32000 Dual DDR

PS: Reminder, is POST operates before you see anything on the screen or is when it displays many of your basic hardware component... Read more

A:New Motherboard, Processor, Heat Sink, RAM stick. Freezing at POST


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Hi everyone,

I have some money, but not too much, and I want a new mobo. I saw in Newegg these:



Which is the best motherboard for overclocking my celeron d CPU? I want to take it at least to 3.06 GHZ.
I need the AGP and PCI locking feature, so I can overclock only the CPU. I do not care about overclocking the memory, only the FSB.
Any help would be apreciated.

A:Best motherboard for overclocking

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

What MoBo do you currently have?
Between the 2, this one: MSI 865PE NEO2-V
At that price you may find something much better like\
an abit IC7-g or an asus P4P800-vm.

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Right now, I'm running an AW8 with a D805 processor and 1gig of ddr2-800. So far, I've been able to overclock it to 3.4ghz with no problems. However, when I try to push the FSB any higher than 170, it won't post at all on reboot (I had to clear the cmos last time... any easier way?) Any ideas what it could be or what settings I might try messing around with? The bios is up to date and all my drivers are too...

Any help is welcome!

A:Need help overclocking with Abit AW8 motherboard...

If you're on stock cooling; go no further.

If you're using an aftermarket cooler, you might want to up your voltage in VERY SMALL increments in order to give it the extra "juice" it requires to run stable at higher frequencies.

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Whats a good motherboard for overclocking a E8400
i was looking at asus Asus P5Q-E x38 http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=018815&cid=MB.157

but it does not allow crossfire set up. i dont understand how it can do crossfire x8 but not x16 when it has two x16 PCI-E 2.0.

im looking to spend 200$ max on the mobo. so any suggestion?

on the side note anyone knows untill when PCI-E 2.0 is gonna be around?

A:What's a good overclocking motherboard?

For overclocking in General, anything w/ an Intel P35 or X48 chipset would be ideal. You would be able to Crossfire and overclock the P5Q-E, it has two PCI-E slots... not sure what speeds they run at when linked; has the P45 chipset. On a side note, nVidia's 680/780i platform is also pretty good for overclocking if you wanted to go that route. EVGA makes some pretty decent boards in that category. For Intel P35 chipsets, Gigabyte makes some really good boards which have a lot of overclocking potential.

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I installed Intel Desktop Control Center Anybody used this program for overclocking?

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I bought 1gb RAM (2x512mb OCZ PC3500/433mhz) for my system, hoping that with the faster RAM (previous was 1x512mb pc3200/333mhz) i could finally push my cpu from 2500 to 3200. The cpu is an AMD Athlon 2500+, and as far as i'm aware these are easily overclocked.
My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X-D 2.0, its BIOS is on the latest version (excluding betas) http://uk.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=56&model=216&modelmenu=1

As far as i'm aware, all of these things should be able to work together, but whenever i try and o/c to 3200mhz, my machine passes the BIOS and will not boot (or resets during first seconds of boot).

I have tried changing just the cpu timings (166 and 200), and the multipliers (up to 12.5), but i am unsure if what i'm doing is right as i am just following leads from o/c sites...



A:Trouble with either overclocking. RAM, CPU or motherboard?

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I have a dell 4200 with xp home, a 3.06 p4. I found a great little overclocking program, my only little problem is that the program wants to know what brand my motherboard is. I looked in the sys properties-nothing, I opened up the case, and I couldn't find anything. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Motherboard info & overclocking

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I have an ECS K7S5A motherboard with an AthlonXP 1600 (1.4 gig), 256MB of DDR Ram, and an All-In-Wonder 7500. I would like to overclock to get get some better framerates in games. I think overclocking with the FSB would accomplish this, maybe not so much because of the increased processor speed, but from the extra speed in everything else because of cranking up the FSB.

However, the official BIOS from ECS doesn't allow for overclocking in any way, only FSB options are 100 or 133. I've found some modified BIOS here: http://forum.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=002551 but I'm not too sure about using them. For one, this is my only system, I don't want to mess it up, and for another, I had some trouble with this board early on, so I update to the newest BIOS whenever they are available and these modified BIOS appear to be based on older releases than the one I have installed now.

Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has tried any of these overclocking BIOS versions for this board, or if you know of any better ones. I know that's a very specific question, so likely no one has, but any info you have would be appreciated.


A:Overclocking ECS K7S5A Motherboard

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My computer doesnt allow OC in bios. Is it my motherboard or processor that isnt allowing this? i have a CM1730-05 motherboard and 1065 T procsssors.

Which one is keeping me from Overclocking?

A:Solved: processor or motherboard (overclocking)

"Common sense" should keep you from overclocking and damaging or shortening the life of your machine. It is much better to just buy a machine that already has the capabilities that you want.

It is the BIOS that has the controls for all of that, though some CPU's are blocked internally. Some can be enabled by drilling holes and creating traces or breaking ones already there, but this is very fine work that will likely kill the CPU.

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