Q6600 stock vcore, 2.85ghz - Worth going any further?

By gamingguy27
Aug 31, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I've recently bought a new monitor, an I wanted to squeeze a bit more performance out of my setup...

    My cpu has been overclocked to 2.85GHZ by increasing the FSB to 300, and lowering the divider to 5 : 4 (FSB : RAM). THerefore my DDR800 is DDR980 (ish).

    Any point going further? I mean, if I reach 3.2 is there going to be a significant difference in games?

    Or should I go for my gfx card instead?

    Asus P5K Premium
    Q6600 - Idle 28C - Load 58C
    4GB Crucial Ballistix
    8800GTX BFG OC Edition


  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Hey there, I would say if your cooling can take the heat then yes. The Q6600 is quite capable of achieving 3ghz+ with not too much vcore change. Although, temps over ~60c are quite toasty, so you may want to look into better cooling when you reach the 3ghz club. That board is good for overclocking and you should notice a difference at 3ghz as opposed to the stock speed. I don't see you noticing much of a difference with that (already overclocked) 8800, it's most likely just gonna throw more heat and run slower/less stable.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    See what you can get with your CPU, but honestly Ocing a GFX card in most cases is really a waste of time.
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