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I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post, and if I should post it elsewhere, let me know.

I'm attempting to OC my Q6600 to 3.6GHz. I'm currently at 3.0GHz without any issues.

Anytime I try to go anything above that, I get stuttering, flickering, and eventually "Driver has stopped working, but has recovered.." error. It does it in any game, and occasionally on the desktop, I get some flickering of my taskbar and icons.

Specs are in my sig. Do I need to do more stability tests for my CPU OC? Could it be my RAM? I've tried swapping video cards, same issue. (owned a GTX 570 for a whole day! Made me sad to return it. ) What tools should I be using to conduct my tests? I've done Small FFT's in Prime95 @3.2GHz and @3.6GHz with no issues.

Reference thread for my CPU OC (including GPU issue) I created for more in-depth info here : http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...king-help.html

Also, a screenshot of my current drivers and MSI Afterburner. Thanks in advance for any help.
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I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post, and if I should post it elsewhere, let me know.

I'm attempting to OC my Q6600 to 3.6GHz. I'm currently at 3.0GHz without any issues.

Anytime I try to go anything above that, I get stuttering, flickering, and eventually "Driver has stopped working, but has recovered.." error. It does it in any game, and occasionally on the desktop, I get some flickering of my taskbar and icons.

Specs are in my sig. Do I need to do more stability tests for my CPU OC? Could it be my RAM? I've tried swapping video cards, same issue. (owned a GTX 570 for a whole day! Made me sad to return it. ) What tools should I be using to conduct my tests? I've done Small FFT's in Prime95 @3.2GHz and @3.6GHz with no issues.

Reference thread for my CPU OC (including GPU issue) I created for more in-depth info here : http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...king-help.html

Also, a screenshot of my current drivers and MSI Afterburner. Thanks in advance for any help.
My GTX 580 setup acts up if I use a higher than 100 bclk. I tried a few mild bclk overclocks up to 103 and the system is fine but the I get weirdness in games...doesn't do that on my 6970xfire setup
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Could just be you are lacking PSU power?
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Tried swapping out the PSU (I have a fairly new Corsair HX750 around), same result. I took out the Corsair after using couple of PSU calculators, trying to save myself from using something I don't need (too much power) for my setup. I did try putting the PCIe frequency at 100, but didn't go any higher, as I'm not sure what's a safe number, or the effect it will have on my hardware if I do go too high. I could try bumping that up if anyone could provide a cushion number.

I'm not worried about OC'ing my video card, as it runs hot as it is already on stock cooling. I just reseated the heatsink on it a few days ago, just to try and get a few C's cooler on the stock cooler.
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