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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Sig added,,, i read somewhere to uninstall Nvidia ESA while you overclock,,even from BIOS....
last time i overclocked it to 889mhz ,,, was good for year and than i planned to try bit more,,,, no luck (N)

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:40 pm 
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CPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 @ 2.4 STOCK
RAM: 4X1gb stock Dell RAM
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM
Power Supply: Dell 750w oem
Windows Version: Vista/32-bit
GPUs: 2 nvidia 9800gt sli
BIOS Version: 1.0.13 (5/05/2009)
Additional fans: N/A
IDLE Core Temps 34/31/32/32
CPU Loaded Core Temps:55/55/54/52



**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 2400.0
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: Auto
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: Auto
FSB - Memory Ratio: Auto
FSB (QDR), MHz: Auto
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1066.7
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 800MHz
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 800


**System Voltages**
CPU Core: 1.325v Auto
CPU FSB: 1.20v Auto
Memory: 1.85v
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: 1.25v Auto

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function:Enabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Virtualization: Enabled
SpeedStep: Enabled
Frequency Unlimited: Enabled Auto
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Hey guys I am in desperate need of some help trying to overclock my system, i have gotten it overclocked to 2.66 before, but it would sometimes run fine and then sometimes just shut off while either playing games or just booting up and stuff, so I just reset the CMOS settings back to the stock ones and I want you guys to help me since I cant seem to get it right haha. I did just order today though, an EVGA GTX 570, four 2 GB G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 800MhZ, and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Upgrade. So I am just trying to get as much insight as i can into this. All help would be greatly appreciated!

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Okay quick update, I just installed windows 7 pro 64 bit and it seems to be up and running. Is there anything specific I need to do now to prepare for the oc or what? Thanks!

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
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OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Nope. Just make sure Nvidia "performance" isn't installed and apply your overclock as you see fit. Once you have your settings saved in the BIOS, reinstall Nvidia Performance and test for stability.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:35 pm 
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**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Virtualization
SpeedStep
Frequency Unlimited

What should I set these settings to? My last overclock I kept them enabled and I was getting very little stability. Performance is not installed, what does it do if it does happen to be installed? I never uninstalled it before and as I said my stability was not good at all... Thanks alot!

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:58 am 
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Disable all of them except for frequency unlimited, leave that one enabled. Post your entire bios template with these changes for me to look at, please, and I'll make sure you're on the right track.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:29 am 
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**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 2619.0
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: Auto
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: Unlinked
FSB - Memory Ratio: Auto
FSB (QDR), MHz: Auto
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1164
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 800MHz
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 800


**System Voltages**
CPU Core: 1.35v
CPU FSB: 1.30v Auto
Memory: 1.85v
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: 1.25v Auto

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function:Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Virtualization: Disabled
SpeedStep: Disabled
Frequency Unlimited: Enabled Auto

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:31 am 
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those seem to be pretty stable after my win7 pro install, ran prime95, for about 15 mins and my max temps were 61-59-57-58, havent installed nvidia performance yet so that is with stock fan speeds... i also ran about 6 or 7 games of battlefield bad company vietnam and it performed well reaching a max cpu temp of 58.

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:50 am 
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You're looking good. Just follow my overclocking guide and you should be able to get to 3.2 with no problem. With two 570's on the way, you're going to need every ounce of CPU speed you can get, so keep working at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:03 am 
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i think ill be waiting on the second gtx 570 until i get a new mobo and an i7, i will just be using one for a while so it wont bottleneck as bad hopefully, is yours the guide that uses nvidia control panel to clock up to 3.2ghz? thanks for all of the help

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:09 am 
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I am also installing four- 2GB G.Skill DDR2 PC26400- 800mhz, 1.8-1.9v. Will I have any problems over clocking with this memory? Will it improve my overclock by any chance?

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:43 pm 
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No, I don't recommend using the Nvidia Control Panel for overclocking. All overclocking should be done in the BIOS for best performance, and stability. You're posting in the "assistance to overclocking" thread. My guide to overclocking with the stock motherboard can be found here:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3219

Also, I know there are a lot of pages in this thread we are posting in right now, but if you read the posts from the beginning, there are several people with Q6600's who we have helped, and you could follow right along with what they did.

As far as your memory, it will be separated from your cpu when you "unlink" it in the BIOS, so it won't be a problem. You probably won't notice and performance increase at all unless you are using some kind of program that is massively memory intensive. To be honest, you were fine with your original 4GB's of memory. The only way memory increases performance is if you can get it to work faster, but you're going from 800MHz to 800MHz, so there's no difference. You could always attempt to overclock the memory, but that's a very hard thing to do, especially with four sticks. It's hard enough to find a ram set that overclocks with only two sticks let alone four. My suggestion would be to test out the new memory to see if you notice a difference. If you don't (which I am thinking you won't), I'd return it for refund, and get your money back. That's just what *I* would do.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Thanks for all of the help, last night when i clocked my q6600 to the 2.6 ghz, i ran prime 95 for about 20 mins and it ran fine and played games fine, so i left it on last night to continue downloading all of my steam games, and i found this morning it had shut off on me and restarted, so i was gaming a few minutes ago and i exited out of battlefield bad company and it restarted completely, and did it one other time when i was just looking around on the internet. My BIOS settings are posted above, so if you could give me any advice on what to do i would appreciate it, im on the stock mobo and everything thanks alot

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:43 pm 
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update... the minute i posted the last message i got a blue screen saying that it was shutting down to protect my system or something, so i restarted it, put my password into windows it went black and restarted again within a minute boot up? this problem sound familiar? what steps should i take now to help with it, its pretty much doing the same thing it did before i installed win7, but i never got the blue screen using vista 32bit

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Have you turned up your cooling fans? Spontaneous reboots like that usually indicate a PSU problem to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:00 pm 
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no i have not yet, i did a clean install of win7 pro 64bit and have yet to install the nvidia performance as of right now, i just dont see why it will stress test fine and then randomly cut off doing nothing very demanding.

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:05 pm 
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There are a number of things that could be causing this. To rule out hardware, I suggest putting all your BIOS settings back to default, installing the required Nvidia software for your fans to operate correctly, and then running your rig for a week or two to see if it still does it. If it does, you're having some other type of issue that needs to be sorted out.

As far as looking at your template and telling you what to change, that's very hard because every machine is different, and the overclocking process should be done in very small steps so you know what to do next. My guide explains how to do this. Please take the time to read the guide while your rig is back to stock for a while, and learn the process through and through. Overclocking is a daunting process to say the least, and it takes a lot of patience, so take your time and you will appreciate the end result that much more.

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Dual Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB SSD's in RAID0
Corsair AX1200 power supply
Win7 x64 Ultimate
Lian LI PC-P80B case w/ custom window and lighting
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:18 pm 
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alright cool.. yeah i reset my CMOS earlier today and it has been running perfect ever since, this overclocking stuff is making me livid haha

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:28 pm 
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i will run these stock settings for another week and will post again once the evga gtx 570 and the 8gb of g.skill 800mhz are installed... yall dont go anywhere now, im gonna need ya in a week or so.. thanks for all of the help and support though, hopefully we can figure this thing out somehow, it almost makes me want to spend the money on a q9650 and just leave it stock at 3ghz, but they are so expensive right now its hard to justify.... back to the drawing boards for now, but if anyone has any input in the mean time PLEASE give me ANY ideas, they are all helpful!! ill be on the board daily, cant believe i just found this site, thanks for the continued support guys!

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:52 am 
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Ok after a week or so of tinkering with it, I have gotten a stable overclock at 2.64ghz with all settings and voltages stock. The only thing I did was unlink the fsb-mem and changed the fsb qdr to 1174, which gives me the 2.64ghz. But once the actually FSB goes past 295 with 9x, it will boot and run prime95 for an hour or so, then randomly shut off on the internet. What are the next steps I need to take to get to the coveted 3.0 ghz mark. Remember all of my settings are default except for me changing the fsb in BIOS and unlinking the memory. Thanks alot!

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CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:23 am 
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You need to increase the proper voltages to support the overclock. Read through this thread from beginning to end, and it will give you a step by step process:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3219

I also, personally, do not care for Prime95 as a stress test. It's good to use in addition to other stress tests as some variation, but I like using OCCT and LinX a lot better. I find that they give a better stress test which will bring out all the little gremlins in your overclock.

After you read through the first thread, take the time to read through this thread. You will find a ton of info from where we all collectively helped many people with identical systems as yours get to 3.0GHz with no problem. You should be able to follow right along with your own rig.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3228

Please, and I say again, Please, do not try to just plug in some numbers without using the systematic approach as described in the first link I am providing. Every system is different, and overclocking is not a simple thing. You CAN damage your system if you do it wrong, so be sure you take the time needed to fully understand what all the changes you make are actually doing to your system.

If after you read through both threads, you still can't get it, feel free to post back and we'll do what we can to get you where you want to be.

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Corsair AX1200 power supply
Win7 x64 Ultimate
Lian LI PC-P80B case w/ custom window and lighting
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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Jdookie, I am still having problems with the OC. So here are my settings as of now @ 2.63ghz stable. I am shooting for 3ghz, if you could help me get there I would be forever grateful to you!

CPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 @ 2.63 ghz
RAM used: G.Skill 4x 2 GB Sticks 800mhz
CPU Heatsink: Dell OEM (Corsair H50 laying around waiting for 3.0ghz)
Power Supply: Dell 750w
Windows Version: 7 PRO/64BIT
GPUs: EVGA GTX 570
BIOS Version: 1.0.13 (5/05/2009)
Additional fans: Vantec 92mm Exhaust Fan
IDLE Core Temps 30/31/27/32
CPU Loaded Core Temps:55/54/51/57



**System **
CPU Freq, MHz: 2632.7
FSB Reference Clock, MHz: 1170
CPU Multiplier: [9X]
PCle Bus, Slot 1, MHz: [100]
PCle Bus, Slot 2, MHz: [100]

**Overclock FSB & Memorv Config**
FSB - Memory Clock Mode: Unlinked
FSB - Memory Ratio: Auto
FSB (QDR), MHz: Auto
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz: 1170.1
x MEM (DDR), MHz: 800MHz
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz: 797.8

**Memory Timing Setting**Memory Timing Setting: Expert
tCL (CAS Latency): 5
tRCD: 5
tRP: 5
tRAS: 15
Command Per Clock: 2T Auto

** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD:3 [Auto]
tRC:23 [Auto]
tWR:5 [Auto]
tWTR:9 [Auto]
tFAW:????? [Auto] I dont have this in my settings????
tREF:Auto [Auto]7.8uS

**System Voltages**
CPU Core: 1.325v Auto
CPU FSB: 1.20v Auto
Memory: 1.80v
Chipset Voltage nForce SPP: 1.40v Auto

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function:Enabled
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Virtualization: Enabled
SpeedStep: Disabled
Frequency Unlimited: Enabled

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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:20 am 
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Whenever I follow the steps to get to 3.0 ghz via the Resource Collective, the computer will not even post. My fans just spin insanely loud until I manually shut it down three times and get back into the bios, just letting you know what kind of error I am running into with that. Thanks again!

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Speakers: Logitech X-540


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:31 am 
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Ok, I just tried 2.7ghz. Fsb qdr is 1200 and it still will not post, I upped the voltages one notch and still nothing. I've heard of fsb holes or something? That could be it? Or my stuff just sucks. My ht is at 5x as well. Any help will be appreciated thanks alot!

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XPS 630i
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.64 ghz w/ Corsair H50 Push/Pull
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC w/ back plate and high flow bracket + 9800gt PhysX
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 800 mHz
PSU: 750W Stock PSU
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
MoBo: Stock nVidia 650i
Screen : 22" Viewsonic (1680x1050)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
HD: 2x500GB 7200RPM
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Speakers: Logitech X-540


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 Post subject: Re: Overclocking Assistance - oem motherboards only
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:30 am 
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Couple questions:

1) Exactly which memory do you have? Go to Newegg and post a link to your exact memory please.

2) Have you uninstalled Nvidia Performance?


Last, when overclocking, disable these items in BIOS:

**CPU Configuration**
C1E Function: Disable
Execute Disable Bit: Disable
Virtualization: Disable
SpeedStep: Disabled


On a side note, sometimes hardware just doesn't like to be overclocked, so if after you get all your settings correct, and it still won't overclock, then I'm afraid it just can't happen. It could be a bad motherboard or even a bad cpu, who knows.

Let's get everything else sorted before we jump to conclusions though.

Just to make sure, if you put your system at stock and run stress test, will it pass??

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