I have a Q6600 I need advice for rebuilding and oc my setup

Nov 28, 2006
I have a Q6600 and I want to rebuild and over clock my set up correctly.
I want to take my Q6600 up to a modest 3.2.
Also, i picked up another raptor and would like to raid.
Here is my old set up:

Thermaltake armor jr
evga 680i mb
Intel e6400 3.2ghz
Evga 8800 gts
Ocz psu 700 watts
ocz titanium 6400 2gigs
Zalman 9500
creative xi-fi soundcard
Wd 150gb raptor, 250gb, 500gb hd's
Running windows xp and vista ultimate (dual boot)

I would like my new set up to be the same except, I want to run the raptors
in raid and have the WD 250 as storage and change the 500gb into an external.

Can anyone give me advice or suggestions on what voltages to use for cpu and memory
as well as raid info. This will be by first quad core and my first time ever using raid.

Thanks in advance


CPU, Cases&Cooling Mod PC Gaming Mod Elite Member
Super Moderator
Sep 28, 2005
depends on the stepping of the Q

If its a G0 or a B3. But from looks of retail G0's there not performing as great or anywhere near great as the ES's that were shown around. Im kinda disapointed at this as well.

3.2 which is 400fsb x 9 or 356fsb x 9 both requires different voltages. So you need to specify what you want to run it on.

As for the heat sink, the 9500 WONT cut it on quadcores. I would look at replacing the air sink to a tuniq tower, or a thermalright Ultra120.


Platinum Member
Jul 26, 2001
I wouldn't rush to spend big $$ to replace the 9500 .. See how you go with the overclock and how the temps look..

Cooler is always better, but I believe The spec for Tcase is 60 .. If you get the temp in the low 50's, I wouldn't worry about it..