OCed Q6600/8800GT (Stable)

BrianCronen

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Hi guys, after much thought, and a lot of practice on spare parts (placing AS5 on a spare junk 7600gt to make sure I am using the proper amount etc), I finally completed my project:

XFX 750i SLI Mainboard
8gb OCZ Gold Edition DDR2, in 4x2gb
Q6600, G0 (with Thermaltake TMG A1 CPU Cooler)
PNY 8800GT (with Thermaltake Duorb VGA Cooler)
Thermaltake 550w PSU
Antec 300 Case
No name, run-of-the-mill, mediocre HDD

The OC:

CPU OCed: 3.08GHz(342x9)(FSB@1366)(Core Voltage: 1.288v)
Memory OCed: 512.5MHz (FSB:DRAM= 2:3)(Effective 1025MHz)(5-8-8-24)
8800GT OCed: 700/1800/1000
PSU OCed: jk :p

After much reading up on these forums (thanks for the wealth of knowledge), I went out and got most of the parts to complete this, walked through the BIOS, tinkered with it (a lot), read up some more, etc etc, and now after a night of running Folding@Home's SMP Core Client and their GPU Client at the same time (as kinda a torture test), I awoke and checked my temps:

CPU0: 50c
CPU1: 49c
CPU2: 48c
CPU3: 48c
GPU Core: 47c

There were no crashes, no errors, no smoke and no CPU Cooler falling off my mainboard (LGA775 pushpins freak me out) :D

My question is this: Is this a successful OC, or is a setting (such as my ram's timings) going to fry something?

Thank you all for your time, and thanks for all the info I managed to read up on before this project :)
 

htoonthura

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Use intelburn test for cpu testing. If it is stable for 5 or more rounds, you can call it stable.
 

BrianCronen

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Awesome! I am grabbing it right now, thanks!


Edit: 20 passes @ 64mb, 128mb, 256mb, 10 passes @512mb, and 5 passes @ 1024 all succeeded, and I tried 6000mb, and watched the temps, CPU0 was staying@ 61c

That program was trying to eat my CPU for breakfast, compared to Prime95 and Folding@Home. Prime95 and F@H only got my CPU up to around 50c.
Thanks for the heads up on IntelBurn, it really goes above and beyond for putting stress on the CPU, and now that I ran it, I feel pretty confident my computer is put together properly :D
 

htoonthura

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Yes, i used to use prime 95. But, i prefer intelburn as you do not have to run the stress test for long hours. As a result, you can know whether it is stable or not in a few minutes, not hours.
 

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