mishima

Distinguished
Apr 8, 2007
33
0
18,530
Im thinking of upgrading my E6600 to an Q9450.

I have a evga 680i mb, ddr2 800 gskill.

How hard you guys think ill be able to overclock the Q9450 on my motherboard?
 

auscanzukus

Distinguished
Jul 26, 2008
953
0
18,990
I'm not aware of ANY 680i board that supports Yorkfield. The latest bios for your mobois for up to Wolfdale:

Code:
Bios Version :  P32 
BIOS Date :  1/21/2008 
Bios File :  NF68_P32.bin  (FTP / HTTP) 
Notes :  The following was updated in release P32:

Updated Wolfdale CPU microcode 
Also includes these updates from bios P20, P21, P23, P24, P25, P26, P27, P28, P29, P30 and P31:

Improved Core 2 Quad 1333 stability and overclocking 
Improved Core 2 Duo 1333 overclocking 
Resolves issues with G0 stepping CPU's detecting odd multipliers 
Improved overclocking for Kentsfield 1333 FSB CPUs 
Additional 1333 FSB Support for future CPUs 
Fixes intermittent S3 Resume bug 
Improve S3 resume functionality 
USB flash key functionality improvements 
Overclocking and memory improvements 
WHQL-related HPET fixes 
Quad-Core OC Improvements 
Additional support for 1333MHz CPU's 
Wireless PCI card fixes 
Vreg fan header default set to on 
Memory performance improvements 
Vista WHQL Certified 
USB Floppy improvements for RAID installs 
Correct CPU temp and voltage system monitor displays in BIOS 
Correct default CPU multiplier setting 
Fix "Code 50" hang received under certain VGA configurations 
Fix for SATA disk drives 
Improvements to memory stability and overclockability 
Disabled spread spectrum tables for improved overclockability 
Improve POST screen CPU speed reporting 
Improves X-Fi and internal audio functionality 
WHQL Certified BIOS 
Improvements to overclocking 
Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs 
Adds ability to enable splash screen

http://www.evga.com/Support/Drivers/Default.asp
 

mishima

Distinguished
Apr 8, 2007
33
0
18,530
So better go with the Qx6700 then. At least has the multiplier unblocked!

With the Qx6700 probably will be able to overclock to 3.4ghz.

Am I right?
 
G

Guest

Guest
I was going to get a q6700 from my e6420... and then OC it past 4 ghz... my 680i mobo can get me upto a stable 450 fsb... so... w/ water cooling I could get it well past 4 ghz...

its just my computer isn't stable anymore and I want to be able to have it stable and be a little bit faster... just debating whether I should wait for nehalem and build a nehalem system that will last me a little longer... or jsut upgrade now...
 

auscanzukus

Distinguished
Jul 26, 2008
953
0
18,990
You don't need a high multi if you're on air cooling cuz heat will be your enemy #1. Not multiplier. Q6600/Q6700 is more than enough to do 3.4ghz. It's a matter of config.