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Hey everyone just spent HOURS ripping apart my old build and transferring everything into my new case (cooler master HAF something blah blah FULL tower) and installed my first CPU cooler (coolermaster hyper 212). Then I immediately tried to overclock after watching a few youtube videos.. unfortunately my bios was a bit different then the ones I watched online. I tried messing with the settings a bit, saved and reset them and boom computer wasn't turning on. I thought for sure I fried something.. anyways I kept my cool and found out I can reset the cmos with a little jumper so I did that and was able to get back into the settings menu. After doing this a few more times (adjustting settings, computer would not boot after, reset cmos) I am completely stumped and turn to you guys and gals:

CPU: Q6600 quad core @ 2.4
mobo: foxconn p45a-s
PSU: 750w Ultra I think
ram: corsair xms-2 6400 4x2gb

I think that covers the system specs.
Basically from what I have read I should be able to get to about 3.2. My case has plenty of fans and the new cpu cooler is pretty damn big. I put the thermal glue paste w/e you call it on using the line method. Placed the cpu cooler right on top of it and pressed down so I'm pretty sure it spread out in a circle. Anyone out there know how to change the bios settings on a foxconn mobo to get 3.2 out of my q6600?
Thank you all very much!
Tracid
post #2 of 17
Try this:

Unplug from wall,
take bios battery out
hold down power button for 30 seconds on your pc
put bios battery in
plug in
try turn on

=]

Edit: Sorry i though you pc still didnt boot
Edited by alex-fitton - 8/4/11 at 2:01am
 
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I think you need to learn some of the overclocking basics first. I would suggest checking out some threads on this forum.

In a nutshell you want to increase FSB until it doesn't boot or freezes, then do it again but this time increase the CPU Voltage (vcore) in increments until its stable. Rinse and repeat.

Just make sure you don't go over 1.5v on the CPU.

You may also need to check out settings for your RAM, Northbridge etc etc, so I will suggest finding a thread or guide on this forum which will tell you all you need
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From what I've learnt, there are no guarentee's with overclocking. Just because a large majority of people can hit a 3.2GHz clock easily doesnt mean you're going to.
I probably can't offer you much advice, as I'm still learning and testing for myself at the moment. But what I have learnt is to do small increments, check boot, check temps, check stability, if so I write down that config, and try increasing again, until I find the peak balance between temps / core speed.

Quick question, does your PC still boot on the default settings? I.e. 2.4GHz.

Edit: Overclocking isn't just about raising the FSB and Multiplyer and expecting everything to work beautfully :3 .. There are many other things you need to consider, vcore, vram, ram timings, ram multiplyer, etc. I've noticed that you sometimes lose out on RAM speed, but gain in CPU speed xD
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post #5 of 17
So did you try to raise the FBS by one step at the time to find out how high you can go on stock voltage?
    
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No offense, but judging by the way you've worded your entire post, you probably should not be trying to overclock your CPU right now... Maybe spend some time reading some of the guides on here to learn a thing or two first then try.
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maybe time to get an intel core unlocked processor..

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There is no need to swap the CPU. FSB over clocking works just fine and is not that hard to do.
    
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Its ok I don't take any offense Moop, I wrote that message at almost 5am after about 8 hours of working on my computer. I was a bit fried at that point.

Bit reaper my bios has an option to step up the FSB by user specified increments. It seemed to get to about 316 then it restart. So I went into the bios and set it at 316 but when I saved and exit it didn't reboot properly. Should I try a bit lower maybe? That wouldn't quite give me The OC I desired but I guess any bit helps
post #10 of 17
With four modules/8GB RAM, you're going to need to put in more effort. I also have four modules/8GB of that same RAM (if it's this stuff). If you are watching guides with people with some of the better 1066MHz RAM, yours won't do that. I found mine to top out ~480MHz (960MHz), and who knows how long it'd run there. Mine does 800MHz at 5-5-5-12 @1.9V with four modules/8GB, so use that as a starting point and make sure you use a ratio/strap/divider that keeps it at or under 800MHz.

Your Northbridge might need more voltage as well. I'm not sure what a P45 needs, so I can't give values. Just try an extra ~0.1V or so, I'd say.
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