Oc q6600 to 3.6 on air


Dec 24, 2008
I have been trying to OC my Q6600 to 3.6 but finding a suitable voltage and comfortable temperature is giving me problems.

the processor sits idle at around 38-40c and at load it i havent seen it go above 50c. this is stock speeds with xiggy S1283 and back bracket.

System- Q6600 Stepping G0 evga 780i FTW antec 1200, silverstone 1000w st power supply 2 evga 8800gtx western digital 640 gb hard drive with 4 gigs gskill pc6400 ram


Nov 16, 2008
I'm having trouble with my Q6700 as well. I've been trying to do 400 FSB x9 multiplier, but I haven't gotten it stable yet. If it isn't stable at 1.5v, I'll just give up (I don't need the OC badly enough to ruin my CPU over time). I 'll just stick to 3.5 GHz if it doesn't work at at 3.6. :S

Btw, I was wondering what your VID was. Mines 1.325v and that's possibly why I need so much power to get it to 3.6 GHz.
I haven't acheived a stable 3.6 or 3.4 yet with mine. VID = 1.325.

On my 680i LT SLI board, I need 1.488V (after VDroop) to get into Windows @ 3.6Ghz. But soon as I opened Prime 95 I got BSOD :)