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Core 2 Quad Q6600

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by victor14, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. victor14

    victor14 Regular member

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    What are the settings for manually overclocking my core 2 quad Q6600 to its highest overclock values possible? Also is it safe? Will it damage my components?

    Here are my PC specs:

    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Formula Special Edition
    RAM: 4.00 GB
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition with SP1 RC1
    VGA Card: ASUS EAH3870 512MB
    PSU/Case: Antec 500watt
    CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 3.0 GHZ
    Fans: Cpu fan and Chasis fan
    Hard Drive: 500GB 7200 RPM
     
  2. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    you cant just use someone else settings for overclocking. not all parts are created equal so the exact same part may not overclock as high as another. you will have to see how far it can go by increasing the fsp a few mhz at a time. if you dont know what you are doing you can check out the overclocking thread.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/83263
     
  3. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    yeah, the Q6600 is fast enough - just leave it. If you dont have a aftermarket cooler, then overclocking to 2.6Ghz could be the limit. The stock HSF that intel packed with the Q6600 has trouble maintaining the stock temps anyways.
     

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