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    Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Lazy sunday afternoon... thought it was about time I lost my overclocking virginity.



    That was painless.

    Straight up to 3Ghz, looks happy doesn't it? temps are nice and low. Bit further?

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Awesome temps. The 900 does it again.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    i dont believe there correct unless that water cooled ?

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Isn't that only stressing two cores? Don't you have to start two instances and assign the affinity?

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy View Post
    Isn't that only stressing two cores? Don't you have to start two instances and assign the affinity?
    That's a good point.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    Lazy sunday afternoon... thought it was about time I lost my overclocking virginity.



    That was painless.

    Straight up to 3Ghz, looks happy doesn't it? temps are nice and low. Bit further?

    Nice numbers.
    They definitely arent the temps you are getting at load though. It wouldnt be that low without an overclock, let alone with one.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    i know my m8's WC rig doesnt do those temps at idle so i dare say the bios is reporting wrong ?

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    What does uGuru show?

    And Blitzen, I'd have never believed 46 @ 3.2 either, and he does have a nice low VID. Might be undercalling it by 10C if TJMax is 105C on this.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    i know my m8's WC rig doesnt do those temps at idle so i dare say the bios is reporting wrong ?
    It's not a BIOS measure. The temps are taken directly from the CPU. The problem is that all the core measuring programs rely on and make assumptions about TJMax, which due to Intel changing that on different fabs, they often get wrong. Real Temp assumes 95C on a Q6600 G0. CoreTemp assumes 105C. Sometimes one is right, sometimes the other, and probably sometimes neither.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Nice numbers.
    They definitely arent the temps you are getting at load though. It wouldnt be that low without an overclock, let alone with one.
    Your quite right folks, I just had a little test with another program (core temp 0.99) and its only stressing two cores. How do I change the affinity so I can give the other two a core thrashing as well?

    I just have a go on Oblivion to see how things were... then had another play. Tried taking it up to 3.2 and it was happy had errors in orthos, brough it down a bit more (355 FSB) and it still didn;t like it so I've brought it back down to 3.0 for the time being. Running orthos again and cores are at much higher temp thsi time, in fact all 4 are a lot higher. might still be hot from gameage.
    Last edited by Zadock; 25-05-2008 at 06:28 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    get prime 95 version 25.6 or higher

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    What does uGuru show?

    And Blitzen, I'd have never believed 46 @ 3.2 either, and he does have a nice low VID. Might be undercalling it by 10C if TJMax is 105C on this.
    And you are right not to (this time of year anyway).
    During the winter months that was spot on.
    Now the weather is warming up i dle at around 31-32 on all 4 cores.


    and go to 49-53 under stress (will post pic later).

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Awesome temps. The 900 does it again.
    wow! great temps! i will hunt down that case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kietsmark1975 View Post
    wow! great temps! i will hunt down that case!
    Just be careful of dust - put in filters if you have a dusty environment plus check regularly and clear as necessary. I've found wooden floors are a lot better than carpets regarding dust.

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    Re: Q6600 OC'd and looking healthy... so far

    Quote Originally Posted by ***soul-edge*** View Post
    i also belive this.
    Yes, we established the temp issue a few posts back
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Just be careful of dust - put in filters if you have a dusty environment plus check regularly and clear as necessary. I've found wooden floors are a lot better than carpets regarding dust.
    yup! roger that!

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