Originally Posted by Generix
Hi all, have read through the thread and found it really useful. Have been tweaking around for several hours for a couple of days now, however have hit a wall (so to speak).
I cannot get past 3.5GHz
I am using the following settings:
NB Core: 1.55V
SB Core: 1.5V
CPU VTT: 1.55V
The FSB Memory Clock Mode is set to "Unlinked" and I have tried lowering memory FSB and raising it, both to no effect.
I can get it running stable up to 9 x 389 (3.5GHz) after that the system will black out on POST BIOS or load windows then crash.
I am running a e6600 with an Asus P5N32-E SLi and 2 x 1GB of Micron major 800MHz DDR2 memory (I know not the best).
I was ideally hoping to achieve 4GHz, or at the least 3.8GHz.
Am I setting the bar too high or am I doing something wrong?
Any help would be most appreciated!
First off yes you are setting the bar too high & you will need extra cooling on NB & CPU to get a stable OC or even to boot at 3.6GHz
You will have to look at what week you chip was made, it may not be able to get past 3.6G
But I think you problem is cooling. I had the same problem @ same FSB with heat on NB. (Do not push it as you may fry your NB chip) As I have done!!!
When you do get extra cooling you may need to push the Vcore up to 5.1-5.3V to get into windows (depends on your chip)
P.S. Your mem volts seems a little high, find out what they are rated to and try not to go over it.