Newbie overclocking q6600

usman150

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Specs:
Q6600 g0 version
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R mobo
Patriot 8GB(4x2) DDR2 pc8500 ram
Tuniq tower 120 CPU cooler
Geforce gtx 260 gpu

Hi, tried reading up on it and looking at guides, but all of it just confuses me, can someone give me a simple explanation of how I can get my q6600 to 3ghz? I tried using the easy tuner 6 that comes with my motherboard to get it to go 3.2ghz but I just get a BSOD after I play it a little bit.... any help is appreciated ! :)
 

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With all due respect, overclocking without understanding anything that you're doing is about as bright as asking the SEC to monitor Wall Street.

Read it, really read it, and look to your own computer as you do so. Become familiar with the terms used in the guides and when you have a question you can't find the answer for--just ask. Just identifying what you want is hard--you say you want to hit 3GHz, but then turn around and talk about instability at 3.2GHz. Which one are you really trying to hit?
 

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Most people with these CPU's seem able to get 3.2GHz easy enough, although there aren't any guarantees. I would think you have a good chance of 3.0, especially with that mobo and ram.

Start here- set your ram multiplier to 2.0, set the PCI bus at 100MHz, set the mobo frequency at 300 (runs the cpu at 2.7GHz). Try that for awhile and if it works OK, then set the mobo to 333 (runs the cpu at 3GHz) and try that. Run something like prime95 that will stress the cpu, and run something like coretemp that will monitor the cpu temperatures. You can read the stickies on this forum to see what temps are permissible.

If you get it to run at 3.0, you can work your way up from there if you want. Depending on what speed you end up at, you can then increase the speed of the ram a little if you want to.
 

usman150

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Hmm, alright thanks, but a quick question, I OC'd it to 3 ghz, and 333x9, but In my mobo software it shows my multiplier as 6 is there anyway I can get this constantly at 9, or should I just make the multiplier 6 and increase the FSB?

Or should I just leave it as is? :p thanks!

 

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That's just Intel's built-in speedstep that lowers the multiplier automatically when the CPU isn't being used for anything demanding. If you want to disable it, you can do so in the bios but it won't really affect performance.
 

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The multiplier on goes down to 6 when the CPU is idle. Under any intensive task, it will go back to 9. You don't need the processor at 3GHz when idle, that just uses more energy and creates more heat.
 

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