Looking into possibility of Overclocking my new computer

GhostGT

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Hey all, love the forum so far and just built myself a new computer a few weeks ago.

Specs:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz (no idea is its G0 or B3 (?))
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel RAM
WD Raptor 150GB 10,000RPM HD
ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard
Corsair 450W Power Supply
EVGA 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 Video Card
Vista Ultimate (32b)


The computer is great. Everything runs well, except Crysis at max resolution settings for my 24" monitor (that was all resolved in my other thread, though.)

Question: I've been using RivaTuner and Everest to check out some stuff about my computer. From what it looks like, my temperatures are the following for the computer:



On my computer case LCD, the temps are shown as:

CPU 31*
HDD 38*
SYS 43*

I don't think I have a need to overclock my graphics card YET, since it is flawlessly running almost everything I throw at it. I was kinda worried about my video card temperatures at first (58* 47* in Everest) so I set the fan speed to 85%, and the temperatures dropped a few degrees as shown in the picture.

I can say the same thing about the computer overall: it performs great. Thats where my dilemma is. I don't really have a REASON to overclock it, and I would really kick my self in the arse if I DO overclock and mess up something.

That said, should I consider overclocking at all? And if so, how should I do this? Can someone maybe recommend a setup (conservative) that I can test out with my new computer?

Any ideas/suggestions/comments will be appreciated.


Chris
 

sek3o1

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stock coolers will keep them cool...but if you want the best you can get you will have to upgrade your cooling at some point!!!but alot of computer mags get great results with the stock cooler...so gl!
 

esa193

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you could over clock your cpu to 3ghz no prob with very little heat
just raise the fsb...your shouldn't need any voltage change
 

Kage

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3.2GHZ is a nice figure to reach. I have managed that without having to raise the voltage at all.

You probably have a G0 by now, but to check, get the box if you haven't thrown it and check the code on the back. It should say SLACR if its a G0
 

Bobert93

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everest tells you if its G0 or b3 in the underclock section 3 lines down.

and i havent needed to raise the voltage and mines at 3.2ghz and my temps are lower then your lol. so it doesnt add that much heat
 

Szat

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CPU-Z says my Q6600 stepping is B, but the revision is G0. I assume that mean s it's G0 and not B3. Am I correct?
 

GhostGT

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Thanks for the responses guys.

According to Everest, my chip is a G0. I'm guessing that's good. :D


Do me CPU temperatures look normal? How about my GPU? Should I look into the possibility of better fans/coolers for these?

And (hopefully I don't get stoned for this...) can anyone actually tell me how to go ahead and overclock the CPU or the RAM? Anything specific out there that will pertain to my needs? Anyone willing to give me a small step-by-step write-up? Much appreciated....I don't want to fcuk up anything on this baby.


Chris
 

Bobert93

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download nvidia ntune for the temps of you GPU. my abient if 39 and card is 50 so yours could be 10c more then i wouldnt overclock you video .

as for the overclock what speed are you looking for 3 or 3.2 . i wouldnt go any higher then that or you will need to raise vcore witch means more heat
 

GhostGT

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download nvidia ntune for the temps of you GPU. my abient if 39 and card is 50 so yours could be 10c more then i wouldnt overclock you video .

as for the overclock what speed are you looking for 3 or 3.2 . i wouldnt go any higher then that or you will need to raise vcore witch means more heat


Oh dude, i'm willing to try 2.8 if needed. I think the MAX i'll consider at this point would be 2.8ghz, and i'll see how that goes. If all is well, i'll do 3.0ghz.



EDIT: I did try nTune already, but my system isnt NForce supported or w/e, so I didn't bother. My GPU will prolly stay as-is; I don't think I really wanna overclock it yet.
 
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