Tape mod/BSEL mod intel q6600

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ive been looking to see if i can boost the speed of this, and found this mod. I have an intel oem motherboard, so no overclocking. i wouldve much rather done that. Anyway, while reading up on doing this ive seen where you cover one pin, 2 pins, connect 2 pins, connecct 4 pins, and a bunch of variations on how to do this. I was wondering if anyone knows which one i should do/what will work. any help is greatly appreciated :)
 

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ive been looking around more and found a good thread on overclockers.net, but the images have been removed. ive found a few of the different types









i would just start with the last picture, with the 1 pin covered, but id rather not have it fry my cpu. If anyone knows anything feel free to post
 

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your screenshot shows the cores running at roughly 2ghz, was that what you wanted? I'm looking for the mod to run at 3.0Ghz
 

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i stopped the prime 95 test when i took the screenshot like a dumb person, it runs at 3 ghz. if you look at the multiplier it runs at 6 or 9, and the screenshot was taken when it was running at 6. when its at 9 its at 3 ghz.
i'd get another screenshot but i recently upgraded cpus and motherboards, and sold the old stuff. i can confirm it ran at 3 ghz though. some motherboards don't allow it i have found, as one of my lga775 motherboards didnt recognize the difference and left it at 2.4ghz. it couldve been a bad tape job but i wasnt gonna bother trying it again

let me know how yours works out
 

Math Geek

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just cause i ran into this thread..... and the posts are relatively new.

i was given an old dell xps 420 and was looking around to see if i could squeeze a bit more performance from it just to tinker some. i ran into this http://alumar.hubpages.com/hub/Get-more-from-your-Quad-Core-Q6600 which shows a slightly different tape job. i will be trying i it soon when i have some spare time to see how it goes.

i'll run some benchmarks before and after to see what it gains. i am curious to see what the bump in speed will do real world. thought i'd share since it sems like it is still a current question :)
 

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Thats awesome! i never found that website, it wouldve helped me a whole lot when i was doing it. I don't think i ran any specific benchmarks, but i remember being able to play war thunder online at 60fps minimum, before i was hitting 50 (i believe from the added strain from playing online)

itd be very interesting to see some actual benchmarks! :)
 

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I have an XPS 410 (Dimension 9200) and I was using clockgen to get a stable 2.8GHz. With the latest Windows preview build Clockgen doesn't seem to actually modify the fsb anymore and even if it did, I can't even get to 2.8 without the computer freezing up. I'm going to try this out and see if it works, because that little boost cuts down on the bottleneck it has on my GTX 960.
 


The article says the modification changes the FSB from 1066 to 1333 resulting in 3.0GHz on the Q6600. I will try this later today, but my motherboard doesn't support 1333 FSB CPUs. What about others that have tried it. Did your mobo support 1333 FSB?

*Edit. I see the article also says it will work on ANY CPU/Mobo combo. So I will see.
 
I just tried electrical tape over the 1 pin, it did not work. I plug the computer in and the power light just flashes in a slow steady sequence. Any ideas?

*Maybe its too thick and the other pins aren't making good contact?
**I also just tried covering the two pins with tape as shown in the first picture. It still is not working. Motherboard is BLKDG965SSCK and Q6600.
 
"Some motherboards use the CPUID to calculate the CPU FSB and not the pins, this mod WILL NOT work on these motherboards." - http://www.overclock.net/t/341123/intel-bsel-vid-mod-guide#post3980695

How do I know if this is my problem?

*Well, took the tape off and put everything back together and now the system won't boot. Just a flashing Power LED on the front, just like it was when I tried the tape. I'm afraid it broke my motherboard. :/
 

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Sorry to be a slight necro to this thread, but I am currently trying the same with my Q6600 and I am having no luck on either a 745 MT board or 960MT board (the 960 was supposed to be for pin modded Xeon but I had no luck with that either) 755 boards seem to really work though? I might buy one I suppose.

I am currently only booting to the BIOS, will i have to be running something to make sure? I feel like the FSB should not be changing though only the multiplier.
 

Math Geek

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the tape mod changes the fsb since the multiplier is locked.

i'd have to go back and look at my q6600 machine to see where it shows. does not show everywhere you'd like it to but been a while since i looked at that on mine.
 
Since some people may still be looking at this. Many OEM computers have the PLL clock chip locked so the FSB can't be increased. The XPS 410, Dimension 9200, Dimension E520 are like this. Tape mods, Clockgen, SETfsb won't work on these.
Unlocked CPUs can be overclocked in Windows using Throttlestop 6.00 software.
 

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did it work?
 

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