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I hope this is the right place to post.
I cannot get my comp. to o.c. at all. I want to get to 3.2 and I'm at 2.4 stock with my G0 Q6600 I've read everywhere that It's easy to do but It"s not working for me I think it's my MB. I have tried doing it in the bios and in the os with OC Tuner. I'm at 9x267 and my system crashes as soon as i get to 9x287 I increase 5 at a time. I have updated the bios and os.
Any help is much appreciated thanks in advance.
Here are my specs:

CPU.........................Intel Q6600 G0 @ 2.4, 9x267
Motherboard.............ASRock P45XE
RAM.........................G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

(I don't think this matters)
Video.......................XFX HD6870
Hard drives...............Corsair 128 SSD
PSU.........................Cooler Master 550w
CPU cooling..............Corsair H70
OS...........................Win. 7 Ult.


CPU link: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29765

Motherboard link:http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P45XE

RAM link : http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=57
post #2 of 8
Increase Vcore ?!
post #3 of 8
Also check your memory divider. When you increase the baseclock to speed up your CPU, you're increasing the speed of your RAM as well.
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Thanks guys. I got to 3.0. i only changed 3 settings in my bios everything else on auto.

CPU frequency:....333
strap:.................333
Dram frequency...333

The strap setting is what i was ignoring before and i still don't know what it does. Though i still would like to get to 3.2 it just keeps crashing any higher than 3.
Now a new question has come up. if all i needed was 333 ram why did buy 1066 ram? I thought the higher MHz ram was better.
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Thanks guys. I got to 3.0. i only changed 3 settings in my bios everything else on auto.

CPU frequency:....333
strap:.................333
Dram frequency...333

The strap setting is what i was ignoring before and i still don't know what it does. Though i still would like to get to 3.2 it just keeps crashing any higher than 3.
Now a new question has come up. if all i needed was 333 ram why did buy 1066 ram? I thought the higher MHz ram was better.
Are you getting bsod's? If you overclocked by 800Mhz and haven't made any voltage changes, that could be why. I'd honestly pose this question in the Intel Motherboard/CPU forum as it will gain greater exposure there. (I am honestly not familiar with your chip as I was an AMD user when those were released.)

With regards to RAM, 1066 means that it is supposed to be stable at 533Mhz (memory is clocked at a double rate, which is why it says 1066 for 533) which I'm sure you can easily achieve. Just because it says 333Mhz in the BIOS doesn't mean that it is staying that frequency after changing the bclk speed. I would see what CPU-Z says your memory is running at.

Welcome to OCN!

You can download CPU-Z here.
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thanks HAF_wit i have CPU-z it says 333.6 mhz at 1:1 5-7-7-20. Ive been doing some research and i think its this strap setting that's messing me up. Ive been fine for now at 3.0 i think its the max without messing with the voltage settings. ill keep trying different settings until i rage quit. i will figure out how to move the post tomorrow. thanks again
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You're welcome. Only moderators can move entire threads, so it's probably best if you just create a new thread in the Intel Motherboard section and provide a link here. (I would still provide what you've done and what your goal is of course.)

Good luck! I know how frustrating (and rewarding) overclocking can be!
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awesome thanks here is the new thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post13662375
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