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    Q6600 Issues

    Hi

    I have recently purchased a Q6600 Processor, and after installing it, following instructions carefully i turned on my computer, all lights came on sounds started, but my mointer wont start. i check all connections from my mointer to graphics card and all are in , no bent pins, i then switch back to my old pentium D proccesor and computer works perfectly.......... im so counfused if any one could guide me would be so thankfull

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Are you clearing the cmos before installing cpu? Failing that can you test cpu in another machine?
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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    that would be it great thank you, prob a noobish fing to do but hey , ive just run cpu-z and its jumping from 1600.0 MHZ but the spec is 2.40. as u probably can tell im kind off new this game lol .... any help would be great. need sum enligthening

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Power saving. Don't worry about it.

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    kk as long as its normal was a wee bit scared gonna go attempt overclocking lol 1st time, ive read sum guides ....... sum made sense lol....... just gona go for it and try nt blow up my computer lool

    i see, Fraz u got the Q6600 any tips on overclocking it ?

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Read Clunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Read Clunk.
    i.e. this.

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Just crank the FSB up so your CPU is at about 3.2Ghz, you may need to increase voltage slightly 1.3v or so, should have any difficulty at that. easy peasy.

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by sjbuck View Post
    Just crank the FSB up so your CPU is at about 3.2Ghz, you may need to increase voltage slightly 1.3v or so, should have any difficulty at that. easy peasy.
    It's not that simple... the OP should read Clunks guide.

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest View Post
    that would be it great thank you, prob a noobish fing to do but hey , ive just run cpu-z and its jumping from 1600.0 MHZ but the spec is 2.40. as u probably can tell im kind off new this game lol .... any help would be great. need sum enligthening
    That sounds like you have your multplier at 7 or 8x rather than the normal 9, change it in the bios usually under "CPU Ratio or CPU Multiplier"

    As with overclocking, you want to try and raise FSB while keeping an eye on your DDR2 frequency, increments of 2-3mhzs fsb per restart and check stability with 4 instances of prime 95 then 3dmark 06 it. Once you've reached your limit on that start overvolting cpu core.

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    ive had a look at the guides, which make sense but when i go onto my bios .... xfx (680i) ... its alien to the guide the wording aint even similar...... the fsb and cpu freq are greyed out and un changable..... :S im lost

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    Have a look at Nvidia's own overclocking guide.
    The Intel set up is somewhat different, but this should help you.
    Official NVIDIA 680i Overclocking Guide - VR-Zone IT & Lifestyle Forum!

    Click on the Nvidia link in the first post.
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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    hey right ive looked at the guides and given it ago....

    i disbaled all the jazz which needed to be, i played with it and go to the point were ive hit a wall trying to up the fsb.

    FSB=1276
    Memory= 700

    so i thought ok thats fine, this is where i need the added volts, to give me a bit more power. so my default is:


    core=1.21
    fsb= 1.4
    memory = 1.800
    ssp = 1.40
    MCP= 1.500

    so i start to increase the core, i increae it in stages, 1.225... then my fsb i move it from 1276 along to 1278 the system restarts, ok needs more power, i keep going up, nothing happening, i change the fsb to 1.5 beacuse nothings happening, i then start to change the memory setting, still nothing, so i say what the heck, and put them all up high

    core=1.46
    FSB= 1.5
    memory =2.000 and then to 2.250

    nothing still wont go up 2 fsb and the system restarts every time i go into windows, i get a brief second of the desktop then restart. ive maged to get :
    2871 MHZ= 2.8ghz......... i would like to get into the 3 ghz area.... can any 1 show me what im doing wrong or what im not doing thanks

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    You could also look at my simple guide which can be found here. http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...6k-killer.html

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    tried your guide, no good set set the values u said, started windows and came up with a blue screen and had to restart, i am using an XFX 680i , maybe thats the problem, xfx 680i cnt OC well,...... can any 1 give me any tips on how to get from my 2.8 too 3, beacuse everything im chaging isnt effecting my stystem, and i just start it and it crashes.....

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    Re: Q6600 Issues

    680s don't OC as well as P35. XFX are not a top-tier or even a medium tier manufacturer. You just may not ne able to OC very well with that board.

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