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So I've been trying to push my Q6600 beyond it's current OC of 3105MHz (345 x 9) but I can't seem to push any further for some reason. Here are my specs:

 

Intel Q6600 + Zalman CNPS9900

8GB DDR2 800MHz

MSI Platinum P965

AMD Radeon 5770

Antec 900

 

Right now my system runs at 30c idle and around 40c - 45c loaded in Prime95. I've also attached the options in my BIOS. Bear in mind those images are with stock settings all I have changed are my FSB to 345 and added 0.0375v to my CPU and set RAM to 2v. 

 

 

 

 

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Did you lower the memory down to the lowest divider so you know that's what's holding you back?

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I'm not sure about dividers in my settings, but I've lowered my RAM to effectively be running as though it was DDR2 533. 

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And still nothing?? How come it says there's been no CPU voltage adjustment, you did add some voltage right?? Stock voltage will only take you so far

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I added +0.0375V to my core voltage. Thus far no combination of RAM or voltage trickery will let my go past 3105MHz and still be stable

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Hmm....next I'd try lowering your main multiplier to maybe 8.5 or 8x and then try raising the FSB again. Then we'll know if it's your board or CPU!

 

I have a feeling it's going to be the board...I never got anywhere great with my P965, and that was just with an E6600

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I can't do any work with the multipliers on this board. There doesn't seem to be an option for it in the BIOS. I'm in major agreement with you though, I think it's the board. Not too sure if it's worth going for a board upgrade though. 

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Hmm.. I might just take a cheeky punt on a used P45 board off eBay. As I'm pretty pleased with how my Q6600 is handling games nowadays but I think it's my 5770 that's letting the side down a bit.

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Actually now that I think of it my E6600 was on a 975X board but yeah. Any of the chipsets I listed will do wonders for you. Just DO NOT get a nvidia chipset that's 775....shittiest boards that ever lived they are.

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