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okay to start off here are my specs.

Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit
(1) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 8Mb cache
(1) 2GB DDR2 Corsair @ 1066 mhz memory
(1) EVGA nVidia nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
(1) WD 150GB SATA Hard Drive
(1) WD 250GB SATA Hard Drive
(1) GeForce GTX 560Ti
(1) Silverstone Decathlon 850W Power Supply

I have unlinked my memory so that I can work on overclocking my CPU in isolation. The only thing I changed in my BIOS is my FSB from 1066 to 1222. This brings my CPU to 2.70 Ghz and runs perfectly stable. My FSB voltage is set at 1.4

I wanted to kick it up to 3.0 Ghz but whenever I change my FSB to 1333 and leave voltage the same OR increase FSB voltage to 1.5, I get blue screens. Everything else is left as is and the FSB and FSB Voltage are all I've messed with. I just have no clue where to go from where and would very much appreciate a step in the right direction.

Also my Core temperatures stay below 53° on a 6 hour stress test with Prime (this is @ 2.70 Ghz OC currently)

Thanks so much for reading and any help!

-Cr8
post #2 of 7
Along with messing with CPU Core and CPU FSB, you also have to mess with the nForce SPP and nForce MCP, more importantly northbridge (SPP). Give the SPP a few ticks and try for stability.
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the heads up, OPEN.

This was my original set up with the 2.75 Ghz overclock and everything stable.

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I changed to 3.0 Ghz and then changed my settings to this

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Unfortunately I still got a blue screen as soon as I tried to load my browser. It said Memory Management at the top if that means anything. Although not sure how that could be considering I didn't change anything having to do with the memory and it was stable before.

I didn't change anything on this screen because I wasn't sure if I was supposed to so I left it as is.

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Appreciate the feedback.
post #4 of 7
I dont have my 790i motherboard anymore, but I used to have a Q9550 and these were my settings at 3.8ghz stable.
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Try giving 2-3 more ticks on SPP, and under memory make it 2T instead of 1T.
Edited by OPENbracket - 3/11/12 at 6:50pm
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320gb x2 WD Raid1 ASUS BDVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Corsair 750a 
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alright, this will help me as a reference, thank you.
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If anyone has some other suggestions for me please let me know. It seems to me that overclocking is specific to each system and there is no "template" or way to know where to start playing.. If this isn't true then I guess I'm still on a search for where to start but until then I'll use this screenshot above and hope I dont fry my computer tongue.gif
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Extréme thanks you
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