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by graysky
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: The Q6600 Overclocking Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 8187

Re: The Q6600 Overclocking Thread

Okay, I'll bite:

Lapped Q6600 (B3 stepping) L644G101 running 9x333 @ 1.2625V (vcore in BIOS, CPU-Z reports 1.232V). P5B-Del board (vdroop modified) cooled w/ a lapped Ultra-120 Extreme. System voltages (FSB,NB,SB,ICH): 1.200V, 1.25V, 1.50V, and 1.057V respectively.
by graysky
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting
Replies: 15
Views: 6442

Re: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting

sbinh wrote:At your OCing rate like that .. you don't even need to set SB vcore and ICH Chipset Voltage ... Those two can be set to AUTO ... :D
I think you do (at least w/ the P5B-Del) because some boards will use voltage settings the are excessive and you will run hotter.
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 85360

Re: Guide: overclocking C2D/C2Q processors (works with others to

Only thing the guide needs now is a bit of good info on clocking Nvidia based 600 series boards and you'll be all set.........;) I think the general principals can be applied to any board. I just did the screenshots based on the hardware I have... now if you wanna buy me another machine based on a ...
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting
Replies: 15
Views: 6442

Re: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting

I don't think it's an Intel problem... it's how the manufacture programed the board... also, remember that your average computer user doesn't know sh*t about sh*t when it comes to the very basic of computer related issues. I suspect it's overvolting to more or less insure stability. I'm just thankfu...
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: E6600 or wait for Q6600
Replies: 12
Views: 4322

Re: E6600 or wait for Q6600

Now wondering if i should wait July 22nd and get Q6600 instead of E6600 with 44$ price difference. Is it worth waiting then buy quad core for $44 price difference or just stick with core 2 duo? What are you going to do with it would be the key question to ask. Most of the time, my cores are sitting...
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Overclocking
Replies: 15
Views: 16534

Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Overclocking

Pretty interesting results. I'm curious... are your settings prime95 or orthos stable for >6 hours? Also, what vcore are you using and what are you load temps?
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Lapped my IHS on a Q6600 (pics and results)
Replies: 5
Views: 6502

Re: Lapped my IHS on a Q6600 (pics and results)

I have the same feeling about my X6800, just can't commit myself to lapping it... yet. Of course this argument seems to have a recurring theme in my life - "But everyone else is doing it!!!" Yeah man. Honestly, as long as you're careful and take your time, I think there is very little opportunity t...
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 85360

Re: Guide: overclocking C2D/C2Q processors (works with others to

Thanks for the kind words, all. Always glad to contribute.
by graysky
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 85360

Re: GUide: overclocking C2D/C2Q processors (works with others to

Cool man, glad you found it useful.
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1
Replies: 56
Views: 85360

Howto Guide: Overclocking C2D/C2Q Processors v1.6.1

Edited on 09-May-2008 : Guide is now version 1.6.1 – minor corrects made and slight re-ordering of sections. Before you continue, I wrote this guide with the newbie in mind, so please don't reply criticizing it for being too simplistic -- it's this way by design. Also know that the steps for overcl...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Lapped my IHS on a Q6600 (pics and results)
Replies: 5
Views: 6502

Lapped my IHS on a Q6600 (pics and results)

Well, after lapping my HS, I've had this nagging little voice in my head telling me to do the same from the CPU. I did the job with 800 grit sandpaper. Initially, I told myself I'd just buff what's there right now just to see if it's level. After about 30 laps in one direction and 30 in the other di...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Lapped my Ultra-120 eX (pics and results)
Replies: 1
Views: 3327

Lapped my Ultra-120 eX (pics and results)

When my Ultra-120 X and I have to say I'm a little puzzled. The base where it should contact the heat spreader is not smooth at all, it's actually grooved! You can see a scratch which is where I gently ran my thumb nail over the surface; I could feel the rough edges. Have a look for yourself: http:/...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting
Replies: 15
Views: 6442

drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting

I recently started to remove the "auto" setting from some of the user configurable voltages in my P5B-Del and noticed that not only is my system stable to 2x orthos for >2 h (and still counting, I'll probably stop it after 6), but the "system or chipset" temp as measured by speedfan (Winbond W83627D...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: effect of room temp on your CPU load temps
Replies: 0
Views: 2127

effect of room temp on your CPU load temps

I was curious just how much room temperature can affect the temperature of the PC. I chose to look at the CPU since Speedfan can monitor and log temps for each of the 4 cores in my Q6600, and since of all the components, the CPU is probably the most sensitive to changes in air temp. since mine is ai...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: get more vcore under load: vdroop pencil mod (pics)
Replies: 0
Views: 2429

get more vcore under load: vdroop pencil mod (pics)

This is one of the easiest mods you can do to your P5B-Deluxe (and probably any P5B although I haven't tested it on any model but the Deluxe) to help you get higher voltages under load conditions and also lower your idle vcore; it is particularly useful for people wanting to get more juice to feed t...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Lower your load temps: minimize your vcore
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Lower your load temps: minimize your vcore

Sounds pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how many people don't know about how much vcore can affect your load temps. Temp and frequency (FSB) have a linear relationship whereas temp and voltage have an exponential relationship. Conclusion: minimize voltage. Here is the Intel document that helps ...
by graysky
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: 9x333, 8x375, or 7x428 on a Q6600 - Which is faster?
Replies: 9
Views: 7978

9x333, 8x375, or 7x428 on a Q6600 - Which is faster?

What is a better overclock? Good question. Most people believe that a higher FSB and lower multiplier are better since this maximizes the bandwidth on the FSB. Or is a low bus rate and higher multiplier better? Or is there no difference? I looked at three different settings on my Q6600: 9x333 = 3.0...
by graysky
Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: gigalan router with jumbo frames (9k)
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

The connection? I'm talking about for intranet speeds. It is a gigalan switch as well.
by graysky
Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: gigalan router with jumbo frames (9k)
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

...it wasn't that long ago when I was a poor college student too.

I don't think they cost that much more than a standard 10/100 router does... that asus router for example is only 100 bucks. Gigalan NICs are under 20 bucks or are included on most boards.