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i just got this chip in the mail today. i've got a 15% @2.7ghz AI overclock using the Asus overclocking utility, however when i use the 20% option windows will not load.. i've heard that this board isnt a fan of overclockin quad core cpus.. any truth to that?
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Well ive gotten to 3.1ghz and now im hitting a wall

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all i hear is crickets on this thread frown.gif
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Is your FSB correct? On my q6600 I have FSB around 350-400. Also, there should be a setting in BIOS for LLC, make sure that is On.
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fsb is setting at 345 atm. i'll restart and check out the LLC and bump the fsb a notch and see if windows will load.
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In the Mem setup, don't use auto for mem ratio. Use manual-unlinked and keep the memory at whatever your mem is rated for.

If you're failing to post give it more Vcore. There can be FSB "holes" on this chip/board setup. If you are reaching a FSB speed that makes you unable to post, even after adding more Vcore, jump past it a bit to something a couple hundred Mhz higher. It may actually just be a hole that your hitting, and by going past it a bit you may be able to post.

I noticed you're vcore was 1.39, these chips can take upwards of 1.5Vcore, but make sure you monitor your temps. IMO, anything over 60c is a bit too warm for my liking for 24/7 usage. Intel spec max thermal for that chip is like 71c i believe, so def keep it under that or you can fry it. So in the end it all really depends on your cooling....

Don't expect anything higher than about 3.6Ghz best case scenario...

Hope that helps somewhat.
    
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In the Mem setup, don't use auto for mem ratio. Use manual-unlinked and keep the memory at whatever your mem is rated for.
If you're failing to post give it more Vcore. There can be FSB "holes" on this chip/board setup. If you are reaching a FSB speed that makes you unable to post, even after adding more Vcore, jump past it a bit to something a couple hundred Mhz higher. It may actually just be a hole that your hitting, and by going past it a bit you may be able to post.
I noticed you're vcore was 1.39, these chips can take upwards of 1.5Vcore, but make sure you monitor your temps. IMO, anything over 60c is a bit too warm for my liking for 24/7 usage. Intel spec max thermal for that chip is like 71c i believe, so def keep it under that or you can fry it. So in the end it all really depends on your cooling....
Don't expect anything higher than about 3.6Ghz best case scenario...
Hope that helps somewhat.

3.6 is my goal and all i want. im was able to post at 350 fsb, gonna jump a lil higher. one i havent messed with the ram setting at all except unlinking them. i honestly was unsuccessfuly in setting the timing onf my ram in the past frown.gif
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well at 362 fsb i the computer will not even leave the bios screen. i have to restart. you think the memory timing is the problem>?
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ok, i think you were right about the hole. i jacked it way up to 3.5 ghz and i was able to post, im unstable but posting. i was wondering if anybody could help me with the ram timing. i have little knowledge on what the proper timing should be.

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post #10 of 19
try bigger ram timings and just a little more dram voltage and NB voltage.. just a lil.. ( if its not due your vcore )
how does priming with small fft / and / custom blend with over 2gb look like ?!
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