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OC Q6600 I reach a cap


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Hello, I would like to know I OC my Q6600 on a 680i nvidia board. Well after putting the CPU mutiplier to 8x (max) then adjusting the FSB I was

only able to reach approx 2.6 (almost) I was told if I give more voltage I could go higher? Has anyone done this and how far can I go without causing damage ? What is the max voltage I should go on the CPU (I currently forgot what it's at now the setting) ?

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The maximum CPU multiplier for the Q6600 is 9x, dunno why you said 8x was the max. Also, exactly which board are you using, but more importantly, which CPU cooler are you using? The maximum voltage / overclock really depends on your CPU cooler :)

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I ended up hitting a limit too. Mine was 380X9 (3420). I'm leaving it there.

 

The reason mine bottlenecked was the motherboard. My FSB was ~1540, yet the mobo was rated for 1333. =P

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the 680i has FSB holes... e.g if 1700-1760 FSB is unstable, try 1780 or 1800 and it will be stable, then it will be unstable again, then 1900 will be stable...

 

so if you hit instability, don't make it stop you from trying higher FSB

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