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  1. Just read the reviews/benchmarks (both hardware/bm and reviews on the sites where they sell the product), that's yer best source of info..Such as this: http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/showd...?i=3005&p=4 Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835103055
  2. You can cut some corners and skimp on other things if u want to, but don't skimp on a CPU cooler if yer gonna OC, go with top shelf stuff the first time around..Take some time to lap the heatsink of whatever u buy, you'll be glad u did..Get some good thermal compound, not just whatever stuff they give u in the box (unless it's good stuff), and get a couple decent fans and mount them in a push/pull configuration..If yer not gonna get too extreme on yer OC, see how the stock HSF works for ya first, or buy something a bit less expensive than the ones I linked to. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8335/cpu...?tl=g48c369s757 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu...?tl=g48c369s757
  3. That's exactly what Speedstep automatically does if u read about it and enable it, u don't need to d/l anything extra, it's built in: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-028855.htm
  4. Also, if you have ,Enhanced Intel Speedstep
  5. You may have a setting in the BIOS..Enhanced Halt State (C1E)..Your CPU supports C1E..If you have it in your BIOS, enable it..That will reduce CPU power at idle.
  6. Imo Real Temp is the best and most accurate..Because you can adjust the individual offsets and also the individual Tj Max for each core.. You'll **NEED** to go thru a calibration proceedure..It's a bit of messing around for a little while, but not difficult, and you'll be assured of correctly indicated temps from idle to full load..Put the .exe in your startup folder and yer good to go. http://majorgeeks.com/Real_Temp_d6098.html
  7. Use "Prime95"..It takes around 10 hours to run thru the complete program..If you pass that with no issues, then yer good to go..I would have some thermal protection program istalled too (and also enabled in the BIOS if possible) like "Real Temp" in case temps get outta control when yer not around..You can set it to auto shutdown before stuff starts smokin' on ya.
  8. Go for it..I would crank it up untill yer temps get close to Tj Target under extreme stress testing such as Prime or IBT..Try to stay 5C - 10 C below it and then you'll be fine under "normal" operating conditions..I'd make sure the thermal control ckt in BIOS is enabled tho..And that you have a high temp alarm/shutdown in a program such as Real Temp..But make sure you calibrate Real Temp correctly, it's not really plug and play, but very close..Go to Intel's website and find the Tj Target..Should be there.
  9. 3.6GHz is a common/easy OC for the Q6600, depending on the stepping..Yer probably gonna have to dump a bucket of Vcore on it, more than anything else (1.5+ Vcore)..Just be aware of the Tj Max for yer particular stepping. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-dts-sp...news-29460.html
  10. My opinion, Real Temp is THE best and most accurate..With it you can monitor the temps of your CPU cores and GPU..It logs min/max, has a high temp alarm and automatic shutdown if things should get out of control..But it DOES need proper calibration to be accurate..The great thing about it is that you can calibrate the idle temp offsets for each individual CPU core and also the Tj Max for each individual core. http://majorgeeks.com/Real_Temp_d6098.html If yer into OC'ing yer vid card, Riva Tuner is probably the best..Also EVGA makes a nice little utility for OC'ing the Core, Shader and Memory clocks as well as fan speed..It's basic, it's simple, it's effective and works just great..Should work on any NVIDIA GPU regardless of card manufacturer http://www.evga.com/precision/
  11. Q6600 is a VERY overclockable CPU..Just keep tabs on the core TEMPS (download Real Temp)..The Tj Max for the G0 is 90C..It's generally acceptable and advisable to stay about 5C - 10C below that during extended and occaisional periods of extreme loads such as running IBT, OCCT, Prime95 etc..I would advise you to have the thermal control ckt. enabled in the BIOS, so that when your CPU hits the 90C Tj Max temp, it will start throttling the clock cycles and/or reduce Vcore and multiplier in an "attempt" to prevent frying things in a runaway overheat situation..My particular CPU needs 1.5+ Vcore to achieve my O/C. I also need VDroop disabled, that actually will give me more Vcore when it's needed, not less as with it enabled..Yeah throw in yer sound card and see what diff it makes..But as ScapeGoat said, probably not a whole lot..If you can achieve your OC with VDroop enabled, then by all means do so..But I highly doubt you'll clock very high with it enabled..Disable it and it'll make a ton of difference.
  12. Seems as they're working on it. http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=305908 Maybe ATITool ? http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/
  13. Sounds like u "probably" need more Vcore..Make sure yer not getting too hot tho..Posting yer BIOS settings and temps would help alot too.
  14. I'm clocked at 3.6..More is possible for sure (temp wise)..And the classy lady is definately volt hungry..I need more Vcore but I can't get over 1.6 or the mobo goes into safe mode..It's a BIOS/mobo limitation..4.0 on a Q6600 G0 is EXTREMELY rare..3.6 though is fairly common with a good chip.
  15. LLC, or VDroop is disabled here..I get a much higher OC that way..With it enabled I can totally forget about running my 2.4 Q6600 @ 3.6..But IF you're doing ok with it enabled, I'd leave it that way, otherwise, disable it..Your temps look pretty good, but you should go to Intel's website and find the TjMax (TjTarget in your case) of your CPU and try to stay about 10C or so below that on a regular basis..So, in a nutshell, it's whatever works better for ya.
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