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# Thursday, 20 December 2007
GA-P35-DQ6 overclock settings
just posting my config here with a Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 motherboard
  • Processor: E6600 / 2.4Ghz Core Duo.
  • Ram: 4x512Mb Crucial Ballistix PC6500 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v
  • Cooling: OCZ Vindicator
  • Disks: 74Gb 10k WD Raptor, 500Gb WD SATA 2, 1Tb WD MyBook eSATA.
My current stable overclock settings are as follows:
  • FSB 395 Mhz x9
  • Memory Multiplier 2.0
  • vCore 1.375
  • vFSB +.05
  • vMCH +.05
  • vDimm +.2
  • Memory timings: 5-5-5-18-auto-etc.
This results in a very happy 3.554 Ghz currently running @ 59 celsius under max load (orthos).  It could go a good bit higher but i don't want to be worrying about overheating problems long term since it is a work PC, and this represents about a 50% overclock which is great. 


I haven't tried pushing the memory yet but i'll try out the 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v next.  Some earlier attempts at overclocking were foiled by bad memory settings, it was good advice i read to relax the memory settings before overclocking because it can cause stability problems that are not related to your FSB adjustments etc.

by the way, before i got these settings working, i was getting crazy temps like 79c with hardly any overclocking with this same setup. it all came down to not enough thermal paste. 

Thursday, 20 December 2007 23:08:55 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [1]  General