Alright, this is a massive thread, and I can't read through all of it. But I'll get straight to my point.
With Q6600 being the trend of late, I recently picked up this board, a Q6600 and a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 with a 120mm Fan.
These are my exact specs:
P5N-E SLI (Flashed with latest Bios)|
Thermalright HR05-SLI NB HS |
Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 |
OCZ 4GB Platinum Rev 2 800MHz|
OCZ GameXstream 700w |
500GB Spin Point Samsung |
DIY Case |
3D Mark 06: 12,226
Now, I'm quite new to this overclocking business, and so I've just simply used the AI overclock at 15% which has comfortably given me a stable overclock equating to:
Core speed: 2759.4 MHz
and Memory clocked at 940Mhz.
Ram timings are 4-3-4-12
This is all with AI overclock. But this isn't good enough for me. I know I can go much further. I keep hearing people reaching speeds up to 4Ghz with my cooler (but rare). I really have no idea how to start with manual overclocks, and I tried with little knowlege, and the result was bad plus it scared the hell out of me, as I'll explain later.
I want to reach at least 3.6Ghz core clock, 3.8 would be great - 4Ghz, would be marvelous.
I've attempted to overclock by upping to voltages and changing the FSB, but I must be doing something wrong. Because everytime I do it (even for mild overclocks), my computer won't get past post and I can't get back into the BIOS, which forces me to take the mobo battery out to reset the bios. This scared the hell out of me, because I actually didn't know how to reset the bios initially.
As such, I'm staying away from what I know little about. Until I am confident with some proper experienced knowlege, I'm not touching those settings manually again. At this point, I'm hoping for some good help/advice on the matter. I hope you guys will be able to help me.
Would so much appreciate it, if you fellow P5N-E SLI brethren would help me on this endeavor
A simple & nice, step by step on how overclocking works with this baby would be nice. Some results from guys with a Q6600 and this board and their results would also be sweet.
Please help me with this quest for glory.
Thanks again folks for helping out this mobo's community - you've done a great service ^^,