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Q6600 G0 VID 1.22 Overclocking with ASUS P5Q

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Over a year ago I had this Q6600 running at 3.6Ghz, 1.35V, and then I left it on stock ever since I moved out.
But now that I'm back I decided to try OC'ing it again. ASUS Motherboards have the option to save your previous settings, so I just loaded my old settings, only to find that my system won't even boot at all (NOTHING shows up at all).

So after turning off my computer, waiting a few minutes, and turning it back on, I get the "Overclock failed" message and I go back into the BIOS.
Just to try to weed out what's causing the problem, I set EVERYTHING to Auto other than the multiplier and FSB, which I set to 300 x 8 (stock speed).
Still, the computer refuses to boot up.

Any idea what could be wrong?
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Stock speed is 266 x 9, not 300 x 8. Have you tried that?
Try loading failsafe defaults / optimized defaults.
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Originally Posted by Ranguvar View Post

Stock speed is 266 x 9, not 300 x 8. Have you tried that?
Try loading failsafe defaults / optimized defaults.

^^This

You're going to have to start with defaults and go from scratch ignoring what used to work.

Could be your board just can't do it anymore, it happens. Also could be PSU, which happens allt he time.

First thing I'd do (if stock settings work) is set 1:1 RAM, decrease CPU mutliple to 7x, and OC your FSB. Get it stable to 400 by tuning NB voltage, then test with Prime Blend to see if it's stable. After you verify that, return the CPU multiple to 9x, bump the FSB back down, and start raising it and test with OCCT. Bump VCore as needed and see what you get.

if it's really erratic, I'd swap in a known-good PSU and retest. If it's still erratic, I'd guess the board has gotten tired.
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loooooooooool
hahahaha

Turned out it was because I had mismatched RAM sticks in there.

Thanks for the help though tongue.gif Now sitting at my original OC fine. smile.gif
Edited by Winwin - 2/22/12 at 6:59pm
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Or that, lolz.
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