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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:35 am 
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Its quite possible your hardware is not capable of getting to a higher OC.

Everyone's chips are different. Just because some people can hit that OC, doesnt mean your chip will, even though most Q6600's do.

I just looked over your BIOS template though. Try to raise your FSB Voltage from 1.2v to 1.3v. When you raise the FSB, you need to up the voltage a bit more. Aftermarket boards which are built with higher quality do not need this much voltage though. The stock motherboard is just really terrible for overclocking.

And make sure to disable the functions JDookie mentioned above ^^^. Everything else looks ok.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231122 Above is the link to my exact RAM. I have two sets for a total of 8 GB. all help is appreciated thanks alot!!

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:33 pm 
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whitnasty1 wrote:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 Above is the link to my exact RAM. I have two sets for a total of 8 GB. all help is appreciated thanks alot!!


You could try and take (1) set of ram out so you only have (4) gig installed. I know some mobo's don't like all the slots populated when overclocking. Worth a try imo.

Also, when I was overclock with the dell stock mobo I used a program call Revo Uninstalled to uninstall Nvidia ESA. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uni ... nload.html

This program gives you the option to do a deeper "clean" and remove any leftovers a standard unistall would leave behind. I seemed to have more luck oc'n when I used this program.

Hope this helps.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:48 pm 
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And no Nvidia performance has not been installed on my computer since I upgraded to Windows 7. I stress tested my PC at 2.64 ghz for 1 hour with OCCT Linpack and passed with a max temp of 63 C.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:08 pm 
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whitnasty1 wrote:
And no Nvidia performance has not been installed on my computer since I upgraded to Windows 7. I stress tested my PC at 2.64 ghz for 1 hour with OCCT Linpack and passed with a max temp of 63 C.


Well, then there shouldn't be any issues with ESA conflicting with the mobo bios settings. After taking a look at you entire pc components, it could be your psu not having enough to take care of all your components. When oc'n cpu's/gpu's it pulls a lot move voltage than you think. Imput your items here: http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

This will give you and idea of the power supply needed for what your have. Another member here that goes by "Kevin" ran into a similar situation where his psu would give out on him if he oc'd his E8500 with a GTX 470 installed. So if may be time to upgrade to a higer grade psu.


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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:49 pm 
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whitnasty1 wrote:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 Above is the link to my exact RAM. I have two sets for a total of 8 GB. all help is appreciated thanks alot!!


Thank you for the info. I would set your memory voltage to 2.0v since you have two sets installed, and keep the timings all stock (5-5-5-15).

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You could try and take (1) set of ram out so you only have (4) gig installed. I know some mobo's don't like all the slots populated when overclocking. Worth a try imo.


I agree. It's worth a try. You can always stick the two sticks back in if it doesn't make a difference.

whitnasty1 wrote:
And no Nvidia performance has not been installed on my computer since I upgraded to Windows 7. I stress tested my PC at 2.64 ghz for 1 hour with OCCT Linpack and passed with a max temp of 63 C.


How are you controlling your fans then? I hope you aren't stress testing with the fans at idle.


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After taking a look at you entire pc components, it could be your psu not having enough to take care of all your components. When oc'n cpu's/gpu's it pulls a lot move voltage than you think. Imput your items here: http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

This will give you and idea of the power supply needed for what your have. Another member here that goes by "Kevin" ran into a similar situation where his psu would give out on him if he oc'd his E8500 with a GTX 470 installed. So if may be time to upgrade to a higer grade psu.


Very good point. This brings us back to it possibly being a hardware limitation.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:37 pm 
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http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

It is saying I should only be pulling 493 watts... I dont think it is a PSU issue... but who knows... Do you have any advice on what I should try next? Possibly some numbers I could use for my BIOS? And I am not controlling the fans at all right now, I do have a 92mm vantec installed as an exhaust fan though, I keep a very close eye on my temperatures though. In march I am upgrading to Sandy Bridge P67, and getting a new case and PSU, but Im trying to milk the 630i for all its worth, she has been damn good to me over the years however. Thanks for all of your input fellas. Please give me some numbers to try I would appreciate it alot! Thanks so much again!

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:26 am 
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Increase memory voltage to 2.0v, then increase Vtt and/or Vcore one step at a time until you reach stability. There is no magic number. It will either work, or it won't. No matter what, don't set any voltages in the "red" range, that's too high and will just end up frying something. Most users find that using 1.4v for Vtt and Vcore is enough for 1333MHz FSB. You can go a tad bit higher than that if you need to, but if it doesn't work, then I wouldn't go much higher in fear of breaking something.

Like we said before, try removing two sticks of ram temporarily. Four sticks sometimes causes issues.

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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:47 am 
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JDookie wrote:
Like we said before, try removing two sticks of ram temporarily. Four sticks sometimes causes issues.


Absolutely true for the 650i mobos...It is pratically impossible to maintain a decent OC with 8gb of ram. P55 mobos are actually the first mobos to allow OC'ing with 8gb of ram successfully when using quad cores.

Gettin' back to that Q6600 you have. Do you have a B3 or G0 stepping :?: There is a very big difference. B3 stepping Q6600's were the 1st version before being revised to the G0. B3 was notorious for OC'ing. They had required higher vcores for OCing and was stubborn when trying to achieve stability. The G0 Q6600's were the cream of the crop quad cores for OC'ing. They were designed to be OC'ed...and with the right mobo, it was a perfect marriage. If you could not OC the Q6600 (G0 stepping) with the mobo you were using, you either did not know what you were doing or the mobo was crap. A 650i Ultra can easily OC a Q6600 but you have to remember that this is Dell's modified 650i mobo. Do not expect it to do what the EVGA / XFX 650i mobo can do.

Now, you are currently running a GTX570, a 9800gt, a sound card, and 8gb of ram. That right there is alot for a 650i mobo. Nvidia mobos are no where near efficient and I can guarantee you that the mobo has serious vdroop issues (which is another sign of poor efficiency). Also, you are still using the stock psu. Dell had spread alot of love & hate with those psu's and I would not be surprise that it's running hard to keep your rig in harmony. There are alot of possible factors going on but I can assure you that if that Q6600 is a G0 stepping version, you can put that in a 780i/790i or some P45 mobo and OC the hell out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:27 am 
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Did you try what I had mentioned in my previous post? The last BIOS template you posted had all the CPU functions enabled and your FSB voltage at 1.20V. Raise the FSB Vcore to 1.3 or 1.4V and disable all CPU functions (C1E, SpeedStep, etc). Use the same template, but just disable those functions and raise the FSB voltage.

Also, like Drblahman said, check your stepping on the Q6600. If you have the B3, you are going to have a hard time overclocking it. The G0 is the best revision for overclocking.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:32 am 
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Alright I will try popping out the RAM in the morning and giving it a go. Yes, my Q6600 is a G0, I installed a Corsair H50 earlier today, thats why I havent tried any new settings yet, and on the CPU it says "SCALR" or whatever the G0 is, CoreTemp also reads Revision: G0. Which slots should I leave in for the RAM? Black or white? I think black but I'm not sure. I am not running the 9800GT anymore, as I did not see any performance increase in game. Using OCCT Linpack, the H50 has dropped my load temps between 8 and 13 degrees C. Which I am pretty impressed with actually. I am thinking my motherboard is a piece to be honest with you, I can not wait to P67 in March. Yes I am using the stock Dell PSU as well. I am doing a new build in March so I will be taking the 570, my SATA drives, sound card, and DVD drive to keep the costs down a bit. Just a quick off topic question... Will my SATA drives from my 630i be compatible with the P67 board? Thanks alot for all your help guys, I have learned more from here than I have anywhere else honestly. Thanks again and keep up the amazing work!!

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Keep this topic on overclocking, please, and post a new thread about the P67, sata ports, etc.

Use the black slots for the two sticks of memory.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:30 pm 
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I'm having an issue overclocking my Q6600 on the stock mobo. No matter what, if I set the clock speed past 2.7, the computer will immediately freeze. I've tried adjusting voltage, underclocking RAM, changing C1E function and the other things in BIOS, and I've followed several different guides precisely. I've tried pretty much everything, but the CPU just won't go past 2.7ghz. I think it might be my ram. I have 6gb of ddr2 ram @800mhz and the brands are mixed. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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I believe that has been mentioned before on this thread in previous pages. Actually, its a few posts above on this page. ^^^

If you read what DrBlahman and I wrote there, that should clear things up for you.

Also, check this thread:

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Alright, I actually was filling all 4 slots, and with mixed brands and size. I took out the two 1gb sticks, and now I can get 3.0ghz with no problem at all. I'll see how high it can go.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
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First of all, thanks to all the members of this great community for helping one another out when it comes to this quirky little system we all bought.

I finally got around to overclocking my e8400 this week and I wanted to add just a few pointers/clarifications for those who might follow suit:

* The guide posted here for OCing the 8400 to 3.6 ghz talks about increasing the FSB from 1333 to 1700. The correct number is actually 1600 (that gets you to 400 mhz at 9x). The 1700 gets you an overclock of more than 3.8ghz, and for me it was not stable. Your mileage may vary of course.

* I found that OCing the e8400 with the synch mode memory settings in the bios works well with the 1600 FSB overclock. You wind up with 800 mhz memory speed, which as we all know is what this board really is comfortable with. I stress tested this with OCCT and other tools and it was rock solid.

* Buying a 92 mm fan for the rear of the case is really a good idea. The one negative I found with overclocking the e8400 with the stock heatsink is that it raised my CPU temps when idling by about 9 degrees to about 53-55 C. So I purchased an Antec tri-cool fan for the rear of the case, which as some posters have noted is pretty much begging for this fan with the 92mm screw holes and handy connector right there. It did the trick, lowering the base CPU temps right back down to pre-OC levels.

Anyway, those are some basic tips I wanted to pass along. This mobo is getting long in the tooth now but you can squeeze a little more life out of it with OCing. Frankly I can play anything just fine, now that I upgraded to a single GTX 460 video card after Civilization V fried one of my two 8800GTs in SLI. The simple and relatively safe OC from 3ghz to 3.6ghz increased my benchmarks a decent amount.


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 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:41 pm 
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hi guys im interested in trying the overclock method here for the dell xps 630i

ill post a template for u all and u can tell me whats best cheers


CPU: Q6600 & Stock Clock (2.4GHz)
RAM used: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 8GB
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM
Power Supply: Dell 750W
Windows Version: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BIOS Version: 1.0.13
Additional fans: (if other than stock)
CPU Idle Core Temps: 37.c
CPU Loaded Core Temps: 56.c

**System **
CPU Freq, 2400MHz
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: 1066
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [120]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [120]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: [unlinked]
FSB - Memory Ratio: Auto
FSB (QDR), MHz: Auto
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1066.7
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 1066
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 1066

**Memory Timing Setting**
Memory Timing Setting: [manual]
tCL (CAS Latency): 6
tRCD: 6
tRP: 6
tRAS: 18
Command Per Clock: Auto

** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD: 3
tRC: 24
tWR: 5
tWTR: 10
tFAW: [Auto]
tREF: [Auto]

**System Voltages**
CPU Core: 1.35
CPU FSB: 1.40
Memory: 1.85
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: 1.25

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function: [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit: [Enabled]
Virtualization: [Disabled]
SpeedStep: [Disabled]
Frequency Unlimited: [Enabled]

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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:33 am 
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CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 & Stock Clock (2.4GHz)
RAM used: Stock Hyundai PC2-6400 DDR2 4 x 1GB @800Mhz
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM
Power Supply: Dell 750w
Windows Version: Vista Ultimate 64bit (soon to be Windows 7 Prof 64 bit)
BIOS Version: 1.0.13
Additional fans: 2 stock case fans (if other than stock)
CPU Idle Core Temps: 43 40 38 37
CPU Loaded Core Temps: 61 58 57 57

**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 2.4 GHZ
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: 1066 Mhz
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: [Auto]
FSB - Memory Ratio: Auto
FSB (QDR), MHz: [1066.7]
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1066.7
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 800
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 800

**Memory Timing Setting**
Memory Timing Setting: [manual]
tCL (CAS Latency): 6
tRCD: 6
tRP: 6
tRAS: 18
Command Per Clock: [2T]

** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD: [Auto] 3
tRC: [Auto] 24
tWR: [Auto] 5
tWTR: [Auto] 10
tFAW: [Auto] -not shown
tREF: [Auto] 7.8uS

**System Voltages**
CPU Core: [1.248]
CPU FSB: [1.20]
Memory: [1.85]
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: [1.25]

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function: [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit: [Enabled]
Virtualization: [Disabled]
SpeedStep: [Disabled]
Frequency Unlimited: [Enabled]

^^^ the CPU configs are all Enabled - wasn't sure if I was suppose to change them to match above

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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:47 am 
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KevinK37 wrote:

Step 1: Overclocking to 3.0GHz

1. Enter your BIOS by pressing F2 on startup.
2. Go to Advanced, and then CPU.
3. Disable C1E.
4. Disable SpeedStep.
5. Press Esc to return to the main menu.
6. Go to Overclock Configuration.
7. Change FSB - Memory Clock Mode to Unlinked.
8. Change FSB (QDR), MHz to 1333.
9. Do not change MEM (DDR), MHz.
10. Do not change CPU Multiplier (leave at 9.0, it also says 9.5, that is fine, do not change it).
11. Press Esc once to return to the Advanced menu.
12. Go to Overvoltage Configuration.
13. Change CPU Core to 1.40v.
14. Change CPU FSB to 1.40v.
15. If you have RAM designed for overclocking, and know the rated voltage, change Memory Voltage to 2.2v--otherwise do not change this setting.
16. Ensure Chipset Voltage is set to Auto.
17. Press F10 to exit and save these settings to CMOS by pressing Enter to accept the default "Y".
18. Be sure to test the stability of your overclock settings and system by running either O.C.C.T. for one hour using the mix of tests or Prime95 for 10-12 hours overnight. O.C.C.T. is more stringent, so it can perform the tests much faster (your temps may also be higher when running O.C.C.T.). Seeing as they use different algorithms, you may also want to run both to be thorough.


I followed this and got 3.0. Running OCCT now to see if it's stable.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:28 am 
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Well, I got about 30 mins into test and the PC crapped out. Screen went blank and wouldn't bring the OCCT window back up. Wierd, cause at the moment the highest core temp I saw was 67c.

Back to defaults I guess. I'm going to order a 92mm fan for rear exhaust.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:55 pm 
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I had the same setup as you and wasn't able to overclock. =/ Good luck!!

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:19 am 
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I've just finished my stock load testing with OCCT. Everything seems fine as far as I can tell (test completed without errors). I'm planning to jump straight to the OC'ing listed in the Resource Collective and then see if that is stable or not. It looks like it hasn't worked for maybe the last couple people who tried it?

It looks like the 4 x 1 GBs RAM slots being in use might cause problems? I've also ready that I likely won't be able to OC with 8 GB of RAM. I was planning to upgrade to 8 GB but not for another 4 months or so. But I guess if things run well enough with OC'ing, then maybe I won't need to. But I don't think that I can take out 2 sticks and only run with 2 GB of RAM.

Updated with the numbers based on just the 3.0 GHz BIOS OC. So far it has passed the stress test and passed my SWTOR stress testing just fine at 3.0 GHz. I gained about 5 FPS in SWTOR. 3.0 didn't add a lot of heat to the max load numbers. I think that I'll give 3.2 a try now.

Well, 3.2 GHz looked fine heat wise, but as soon as I launched a game (with fans at 100%), it BSOD'd. So I think that I'll just stick with 3.0 GHz and be quite happy.

CPU: Q6600 & Stock Clock (2.4 GHz)
RAM used: Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5D PC2-6400 4 x 1 GBs @ 800 Mhz
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM
Power Supply: Dell 750w
Windows Version: Vista 32 Home Premium SP2
BIOS Version: 1.0.13
Additional fans: stock, 92mm rear exhaust in the mail
CPU Idle Core Temps: 43 42 37 36
CPU Loaded Core Temps: 67 67 59 58

OC temps:
CPU Idle Core Temps: 43 42 37 36
CPU Loaded Core Temps: 70 70 62 62

**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 3.000 GHZ
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: 333
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: [unlinked]
FSB - Memory Ratio: 2.4 x
FSB (QDR), MHz: [1333]
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1333
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 800
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 799

**Memory Timing Setting**
Memory Timing Setting: [manual]
tCL (CAS Latency): 5
tRCD: 5
tRP: 5
tRAS: 18
Command Per Clock: [2T]

** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD: [Auto] 3
tRC: [Auto] 22
tWR: [Auto] 5
tWTR: [Auto] 9
tFAW: [Auto] Not listed
tREF: [Auto] Greyed out

**System Voltages**
CPU Core: [1.40]
CPU FSB: [1.40]
Memory: [1.850]
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: [None]

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function: [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit: [Enabled]
Virtualization: [Enabled]
SpeedStep: [Disabled]
Frequency Unlimited: [Enabled]

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Here are the results I've gotten so far:

Stock CPU freqs (2.4 GHz):
3dmark06:
5830 - GPU 799/1000- 12753

3dmark11:
5830 - GPU 799/1000 - P2986
5830 - GPU 865/1190 - P3142

Overclocked to 3.0 GHz:
3dmark06:
5830 - GPU 874/1200 - 15653 (+2900 w/ CPU and GPU OC'ing)

3dmark11:
5830 - GPU 799/1000 - P3098 (+112 w/ GPU OC'ing only)
5830 - GPU 874/1200 - P3293 (+151 w/ CPU OC'ing only and +307 w/ CPU and GPU OC'ing)

So there has certainly been improvement. In SWTOR, I've added a good bit of FPS so far but the RAM still seems to be limiting me to less FPS than I would ideally like. It does sometimes still drop under 20 FPS. I don't think that I will try to OC beyond 3.0 because of the issue I saw with the BSOD unless someone has specific instructions/ideas to try beyond the Resource Collective.

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XPS 630 Stock nForce 650i Mobo w/ USB 2.0
- limited to 250 MB/s and Network limited to 100 MB/s
4 GB RAM @ 800 Mhz (1x4) - limited to 1066 Mhz
ATI 5830 1GB PCIe @ 865/1190 Mhz @ 86 C maxed
- limited to x8 and no CrossfireX (other 5830 sitting idle)
120 GB Patriot Pyro SSD - 320 GB Hitachi 7200 rpm HDD - limited to 2 TB
1 TB External USB 2.0 HDD
Creative X-FI PCI Sound Card
One non-functional PCI slot
One PCIe 1x 68 pin slot blocked by video card
One PCIe 1x 98 pin slot open
750 W stock PSU
Stock Dell Monitor with built in Webcam and powered USB hub
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Yeah, 3ghz out of your Q6600 is pretty good on the stock mobo. I have seen peeps hit 3.6-3.8ghz with a decent mobo and great cpu cooling but the stock board just doesn't cut it. So imo you are doing good :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:33 am 
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Hi there, just ran the stress test
Here is my BIOS template
If someone could help me out that would be appreciated

CPU: Core2 Quad Q6600 & 2.40GHz
RAM used: OCZ Fatal1ty DDR2 (OCZ2F10662G) 4X2GB @ 400MHz (according to CPUZ DRAM Freq)
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM
Power Supply: Ultra x4 1050w
Windows Version: Win7 Enterprise 64bit
BIOS Version: 1.0.13
Additional fans: replaced 2 stock and added 3rd rear fan (Thermaltake fans)
CPU Idle Core Temps: 42/40/35/39
CPU Loaded Core Temps: 69/69/67/67

**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 2400
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: could only see Rated FSB 1066MHz
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: [Auto]
FSB - Memory Ratio: [Auto]
FSB (QDR), MHz: [Auto]
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1066.7
x MEM (DDR), MHz: [Auto]
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 800.0

**Memory Timing Setting**
Memory Timing Setting: [Optimal]
tCL (CAS Latency): 5.0
tRCD: 5
tRP: 5
tRAS: 15
Command Per Clock: [2T]

** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD: [Auto] - 3
tRC: [Auto] - 24
tWR: [Auto] - 5
tWTR: [Auto] - 9
tFAW: (not listed)
tREF: [Auto] - 7.8

**System Voltages**
CPU Core: [Auto] - 1.2875
CPU FSB: [Auto] - 1.20
Memory: [Auto] - 1.85
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: [Auto] - 1.25

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function: [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit: [Enabled]
Virtualization: [Enabled]
SpeedStep: [Enabled]
Frequency Unlimited: [Enabled]


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