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Hello everyone. So i have upgraded my MOBO from MSI G41-P28 (Burned down) to ASRock G41-S3.

Now i need your help guys with overclocking my cpu.

my setup is:

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600 (G0) 2.4Ghz
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master TX3 EVO
RAM - 2x4GB Kingston DDR3 1333
MB - ASRock G41-S3
PSU - Chieftec 550w

So yeah there is my problem, on G41-P28 OC was easy, just set CPU FSB to 9*333 (3Ghz) and choose one of 4 allready made timings and ram FPS was 1066. Everything worked great.

Now on this mobo i need to set everything by my self. I searched info about Q6600 and DDR3 ram but no luck...

So when i set CPU FSB to 333 it gives two choises of ram FSB (i gues, i'm really new in this OC world) 1000 and 1500. If i pick 1000 PC freezes after few seconds of OCCT stress test, if i pick 1500 pc don't boot at all. When i leave it on auto but PC crashes after an hour on full load.

So i need help from somebody who knows this mobo... and need more detail setings like vcore, timings ETC.

BTW. how much is possible to push out of this G41 mobo?

Thank you for your help!
post #2 of 10

I'm not sure about what anyone else would say, but I don't think it's going to happen with this motherboard.  ASRock's socket 775 motherboards are among the worst for overclocking, and then to top it off you have to deal with that G41 chipset.

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Yeah like twocables said.... before i got my p45 this chip was stuck at 2.7ghz. You might be out of luck but maybe someone else can chime in.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I'm not sure about what anyone else would say, but I don't think it's going to happen with this motherboard.  ASRock's socket 775 motherboards are among the worst for overclocking, and then to top it off you have to deal with that G41 chipset.

And he has to deal with that Chieftec PSU. Not exactly known for their quality.
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And he has to deal with that Chieftec PSU. Not exactly known for their quality.

 

Yeah, I wanted to mention that but I was already feeling bad from posting nothing but bad news.

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post #6 of 10
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OK psu is good it's new and i had q6600 @ 3ghz (333 FSB) and ram @ 1066 and it was runing really nice on G41-p28.

But on this asrock mb i need to find out how to set jumpers on mb properly to get same result becouse now when i set FSB 9*333 it lets me choose ram @ 1000 (runs good but after playin BF3 like 10 minutes pc freezes)

i tried do like this guy http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t354883.html he have allmost same setup as me but no luck. With same setings as his my pc does not boot just black screen...

i know that with this board i can get atleast 3ghz and it's all i need.

maybe it's something with timings? can they be on auto? do i need to set them by my self?
post #7 of 10

I don't know of any Chieftec PSUs that are good.

 

I bet that he has a better PSU.  What matters here is the quality of the internal components and the way the PSU is designed.  A PSU can make or break your ability to overclock.

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post #8 of 10
Read through this thread Q6600 + ddr 1333MHz ram overclocking.

It seems like a motherboard limitation in your case.
What is your max stable OC?
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post #9 of 10
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on G41-P28 i was running 3ghz all on stock settings, stock voltages. i just bougt this mobo so i tryin to reach 3ghz on this. so... i managed to run CPU @ 9*333 FSB and RAM @ 1333 (1.65v with 1.5 does not boot)

But now there is weird problem. I have instant errors on occt and intel burn test fails at second test... after playin BF3 for ten minutes i get BlueScreen with 3b error. How much i know 3b error means that i need more vCore.. i pumped it up to 1.35v but i still get BSOD.

it gets BSOD even on stock settings with error 124...
Edited by MindLLeX - 3/8/13 at 2:53am
post #10 of 10

Well, every system is different - even if all of the parts are identical.  You can never expect the same results that someone else got with their system, even if it's identical to yours.  It's like a mother expecting her identical twin babies to truly be perfectly identical in terms of their soul and personality and whatnot.  It's just not going to happen.  Even their physical bodies will have slight variances!

 

Anyway, as I said before, ASRock's socket 775 motherboards are complete garbage when it comes to overclocking.  They're almost as bad as ECS's socket 775 motherboards.  Not only that, but your Chieftech power supply is not helping at all (I would bet that it's a part of the problem).  To top it all off, the G41 chipset is crap for overclocking.

 

So, I know that miHah over on extremeoverclocking.com got 3.0 GHz and I know that he thinks it's stable, but that does not mean that you can expect the same results.  Refer back to my analogy of the identical twin babies.

 

I hate saying anything good about msi's motherboards, but they were better than ASRock's 775 boards.

 

 

Edit:  I just remembered something else about the Q6600.  In general terms, the higher your VID, the worse of an overclocker you are likely to have.  The guy over on extremeoverclocking.com (miHah) probably had a lower VID than yours.  Use Real Temp or Core Temp to check your VID.

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