How far should I push my q6600??? 3.4!!!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by WeaponXxX, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. WeaponXxX
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    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    Nov 4, 2004
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    Well I built my rig with every intention of NOT overclocking...so my memory is DD800 with 4.4.4 timings...Right now I have my CPU overclocked from 2.4 to 2.8 ... with no voltage bump. How high should I go??
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I assume you are doing the usual prime95 stability tests (there is little that more frustrating than a hangup 5 minutes from the end of an encode even more as you do it for a living).

    Given the intensive nature of video I would not push it much above 3- 3.2 GHz on a stock cooler, that is likely to require a bump of 0.1V as well.

    On a decent cooler (probably not air based, or if it is air cooling it will be very large and probably very expensive) and case layout I would probably drop the RAM timings a bit if you are running it linked (maybe set a few to 5 or even 6) I day say 3.5 GHz is not out of the question.

    This being said overclocking should be definitely be done in baby steps when you get this "extreme".
     
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