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Overclocking my Intel Q6600 CPU on my ASUS Maximus Formula?

I have all the cooling I could need but i want to know how fast I can overclock my computer and be safe.  I also have 4 Gigs of Transcend aXe RAM EPP ready 240pin DDR2 SDRAM 1200Mhz (PC2 9600) running at 5-5-5-15 timing.  I have an HIS Radeon HD 3870 512MB 265bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0x16 HDPC Crossfire ready video card.  It also has a LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive, and lastly Im running Windows Vista Ultimate.  I forgot I have an OCZ ModSTREAM Power Supply 550/620 max watts.  I use this as my HTPC and its in a silverstone case  which I also installed a multi card reader in the front on the lower panel.  I want to make this thing as fast as I can, it has all the updates for everything installed on the computer including service pack 1 for windows vista.  Can you give me some good advice please.  I know I have a very good computer and Ive spent alot of money building it, but I want it to be the monster I know it can be. Thank You, Joshua

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Q6600 can overclock reaching 4GHz on water cooling. but be careful though always watch your processor's temperature keep it as low as possible and if it overheats try lowering the processor speed and voltage.

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Overclocking


There are many issues to consider when overclocking and the first is to be sure that you have extra cooling for your processor. On this motherboard I do not recommend overclocking but since ASUS says that it can be done I will try to give you some places to get information on your A7V880 system. If you do not have your user's manual, you can go to the link below and download one.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_A/A7V880/#download . Leave the OVER_VOLT1 jumper on the motherboard on the default of pins 1 & 2. Refer then to section 2.4.5 on pages 2-21,22 of the User's Manual for Jumper Free configuration overclocking settings. In BIOS Setup I suggest a CPU Multiple of 10 or less. If you choose to use the AI Overclock Tuner instead, a setting of [Overclock 20%] or less would be best. The VCORE Voltage setting will depend on the specs for the CPU that you are using. If you don't know leave it at Auto. As I said before, overheating of the CPU is a problem in overclocking and you can monitor the temperature via the Hardware Monitor. Refer to section 2.5.6 on page 2-26 of the manual. Modern cpu overclocking normally does not exceed 20% safely unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on liquid cooling and frequent replacement of damaged processors. I would be interested in hearing whether you decide to overclock or continuing with your present settings.

Nov 27, 2011 | ASUS A7V880 Motherboard

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What arethe compatible components of this kind motherboard


CPU P5KPL-AM empty.jpg Valuable Intel G31 uATX solution with FSB overclocking 1600MHz!
- Intel® Core™2 Quad Ready
- Intel® 45nm CPU Ready
- FSB 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz
- Intel® G31/ICH7
- Dual channel DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667
- EZ Flash2 & CrashFree BIOS3
- 8 Channel High Definition Audio

Intel® Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
*Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel® G31 Intel ICH7
Front Side Bus 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed) Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Overclock speed
**Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
***When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, WindowsR 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended. Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
VGA Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA 3100)
Max. resolution:2048x1536X32bpp, Horizontal:127.5KHz Vertical:85Hz Storage Southbridge
1 xUltraDMA 100/66/33
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
LAN Realtek RTL8102EL 100/10 LAN
Audio VIA VT1708B 8 -Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
Anti-Pop Function
Jack-detect & Multi-Streaming
Support S/PDIF Out connector USB 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel) Overclocking Features SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Fan
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x Parallel
1 x VGA
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
8 -Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors 2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connectors
1 x internal speaker connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x CPU/ Chassis/ Power Fan connector
1 x Front panel High Definition audio connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x CD audio in connector
24-pin EPS 12V Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel connector
BIOS 8 Mb Flash ROM
DMI 2.0
AMI BIOS
PnP
WfM 2.0
SM BIOS 2.5
ACPI 2.0
Manageability WOL,PXE,RPL,WOR ,PME Wake Up Accessories User's manual
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
1 x SATA cable
1 x SATA power cable
I/O Shield
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
Form Factor uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x8 inch ( 24.4 cm x 20.3 cm )
hope this helps

Jul 18, 2011 | ASUS P5KPL-AM - Motherboard - micro ATX -...

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System failed due to cpu overclocking. Not setup for overclocking in the bios.


Reboot, and enter BIOS SETUP mode.
Choose "Load Default Settings".
This will "undo" any overclocking of your motherboard and of your CPU.

Sep 20, 2010 | ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard

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Maximus motherboard with intel x38 chipset won't boot


There's a chance of overclocking, ram failure, bios failure, cpu overheat, power supply problem,etc.. But in the first step, remove everything which are inserted on the board, like power cables, processor, rams, bios battery, Pci cards, sound cards, etc.. and clean them using soft brush, also clean the mother board, there might be dust clogging the chipsets like resistors, transistors and capacitors, and reinsert everything after cleaning... I hope this will help if there's only a small problem except circuit short... Good luck...

May 06, 2010 | ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard - 45nm...

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Overclocking


Overclocking is set from the BIOS configuration. Not all BIOS allows overclocking, it may need a BIOS upgrade.
Check the ASUS WEB site for your model motherboard.
Overclocking the CPU (ie running at a higher clock speed) and increasing Frontside bus speed will give better performance BUT there is a downside too, if you overclock too high you could overheat the CPU and it could fail.

Sep 01, 2009 | ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 Motherboard

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Overclocking on this board with an E2180?


When the CPU overheats it shuts down especially if you overclock it.
Did you put any heatsink compound between the CPU and the heatsink (this aids heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink/fan)?

Your BIOS may have a setting that can adjust the CPU fan speed/temperature.
You can install additional fan/s in the case to draw more air into the computer case.
To further cool the CPU, you might have to install a better and more efficient cooling heatsink/device/fan on the CPU.

Feb 10, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS G31T-M Motherboard - Quad...

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I want to buy the maximus II fdormula by asus my question is can i use the cpu cooler of the gigabytes 775?


The gigabyte CPU cooler is for socket 775 so it shouldn't be an issue with the Asus Maximus II formula motherboard that has a LGA 775 socket.

What CPU cooling level you need depends on what CPU you intend to use and what you will be doing with your machine. You'll also want to monitor it after installation to make sure your fan is working properly and within your needs.

Jan 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Asus Maximus Motherboard memory problerm with Corsair Dominator 1 GB DDR2 x 4


Hi XaaX,

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I have built over 100 machines using ASUS MB's and I've never run into a problem like yours. I'd suggest that you check a couple of things: 1) Make sure that all your BIOS/clock settings are correct, not just the memory frequency. As I'm sure you know, you need to check the CPU settings (voltage and clock speed), FSB settings, memory settings, and voltage settings, as you could be overclocked without knowing it. Also on overclocking it is sometimes a bit of luck of the draw, as some CPU's out of the same batch will overclock 20% or more and some will not overclock at all (if you haven't read about how Intel and AMD decide what speed to market the CPU's at as they come off the line, you should; I think you'd enjoy it!). The second thing I'd do is to get memtest (you can Google where to download). Make sure you get the version that runs at the system level, not the version that runs inside Windows. It is free. If you let it run for a couple of hours, it will tell you EXACTLY what, if anything, is wrong with your memory.

In any case, you should be able to run any ASUS board at 100% of factory specs and never have a HW related crash. If you can document your saga to ASUS, I'm pretty sure that they will MRA the board for you, assuming it's still in warranty.

I hope this is helpful. If you think it appropriate, I'd very much appreciate a Fix Ya rating on this solution. Good luck!

Bob

Oct 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Asus maximus formula


Yea- its really simple with the Maximus Formula's (well.. I have a Maximus II Formula....)

Under the BIOS, you should have a tab called "extreme tweaker" or something similar. Go under that and there should be a nice CPU level up option. For example, mine has 3 options: (i have an E8400)
1.) Auto
2.) E8500
3.) Crazy


Another solution is to get the ASUS utility called CPU Level Up. It installs under windows, and lets you switch your CPU settings easily. Although this may be a Republic of Gamers specific utility.. not sure.

Jul 01, 2008 | ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard - 45nm...

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P35 Neo2 Motherboard Jumpers


a quad Q6600 is manufactured @ .273 overclocked from the factory. at no time should this cpu ever be overclocked anymore unlessd you are using a watercooling system that keeps the cpu @ 69 degrees for stability. anything else will burn it out. lala linda

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