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Time to upgrade my q6600 DAW to a i7920???
Old 7th December 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by frankie c ➡️
HI!!..I never overclocked before!...BUT ..I have a ZALMAN cooler on the cpu and plenty of cooling in the rack mount case.....and 4 gigs of Corsair ram...

win xp 32bit and 3 uad-1 cards and a RME MULTIFACE II..(pci-e)...

what would you suggest to overclock to, to "play it safe???

this looks like a nice option
I think it is safe to overclock to 3.24. You set the FSB to 360 ( 360x9=3.24 ) and "underclock" your RAM to 720 Mhz ( multiple of 360 for stable OC ). You have to raise the Vcore slightly (stock 1.25 , try 1.38V) and if you underclock the RAM you can lower the latency timings instead. Lets say they are 5 5 5 18, try 4 4 4 12.
Old 16th December 2009 | Show parent
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I will give that a try over the holidays!!...

and I have a feeling that....getting one UAD-2 card...might be an easier overall option.....

Thanks for the info scott!...so 2.4 to 3.0 is doable eh?
Old 10th February 2011 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by mykhal c ➡️
+1 if you are runnin' at stock/settings then you have a huge amount of processin' power untouched within the Q6600. LOTS!!! i'm runnin' mine at 3.10ghz. and the difference of that compared to 2.4ghz is very evident. definitely worth doin' even if you do upgrade. gives you a better backup rig.
Amen to that!!!! Can't afford the upgrade to the i7 right now and GS (and God) hooked me up again!!

Just overclocked my Q6600 to 3.0ghz from 2.4ghz and the difference is immediate and worthwhile. I'm sure it's nowhere near the i7s but this is one heck of a FREE boost.

What I followed is below; enjoy, I know I will

C2D Overclocking Guide For Beginners P5K Add-On
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