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Overclocking an e6700 in a ASUS Commando to 3.5GHz

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Good afternoon,
I am trying to Overclock my computer, but I have not been successful thus far. Supposedly I have one of the best motherboards for overclocking, but it really doesn't seem that way. I have looked all over the net, and read many forums, but I have not been successful in finding one that is specific for my hardware combo yet, which is why I am contacting you guys.
Every time I try to overclock the processor Windows Vista (32-bit Ultimate version) errors on boot, and then restarts. Also, other forums I have read tell me that I should be able to change the FSB from within the Bios by going to the Extreme Tweaker menu and changing the CPU Frequency [XXX] field, but when I click on it nothing happens, so to change the FSB I have had to use the AI Suite v1.01.17 to change the FBS from within Windows Vista, and then restart the computer to make the changes take effect.
I am new to overclocking, but I have been building computers for years. If you can, please give me exact instructions "steps" on how I should proceed. Thank you in advance for your help, Jon
I would like to reach 3.5GHz on air if possible. Here are my computers Bios Settings and hardware specs:

Current Hardware Installed:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6700
CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS8000
Motherboard: ASUS Commando
Memory: Matching Pair of OCZ2P8001G
Memory: Matching Pair of OCZ2P800512
Video Card: Radeon X1900xtx
PSU: RaidMax Volcano RX-630A modular PSU - it may be a (RX-530)
    
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Here are the standard Bios Settings, voltage, and tempature information for the computer as it currently stands...

Standard Bios Settings:
Extreme Tweaker menu
. AI Tuning [Standard]
. DRAM Frequency [Auto]
. ASUS C.G.I. [Auto]
. Static Read Control [Auto]
. Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
CPU Configuration menu
. Modify Ratio Support [Enabled]
. C1E Support [Disabled]
. Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
. Vanderpool Technology [Disabled]
. CPU TM function [Enabled]
. Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
. Inter(R) SpeedStep (tm) Tech. [Disabled]
North Bridge Chipset Configuration menu
. Memory Remap Feature [Disabled]
. Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
. PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Power Menu
. ACPI 2.0 Support [Enabled]
. ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Hardware Monitor menu
. Voltage Warning Message [Enabled]


Current Voltage and Tempeture Information in Standard Mode:
Idle Tempture using Core Temp v0.95:
. Tjunction: 85c
. Core #0: 58c
. Core #1: 57c
Idle Tempture using PC Probe II V1.04.19:
. CPU: 48c
. MB: 41c
Current Voltage using PC Probe II V1.04.19:
. Vcore: 1.28v
. FSB Termination: 1.21v
. NB Vcore: 1.30v
. SB Vcore: 1.07v
. SB (SATA & PCIE): 1.54v
. DDRII: 1.94v
. DDRII Termanitation: 0.98v
. +3.3: 3131v
. +12: 12.14v
. +5: 5.09v
    
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post #3 of 26
Those idle temps are too high, sort them out before you try overclocking, try reseating the heat sink to start with

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yep as herman just mentioned you first need to get your temps right.... so for now just fallow his advice and once your temps are "normal" we'll help you out
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Thanks guys... Sorry it took me so long to reply; for some reason I am not an email when new messages are posted, and I put a check in the box to receive an email every time a new post is added.

Anyways, do you think my case is so hot because I have 5 hard drives?

Something must be wrong with the readings, because PC Probe2 is now saying that my temps are: CPU: 49c MB: 42c
Which is even a little hotter than it was before, and I am not doing anything with it except for surfing the net; I even have the side panel off, and just leaning on the case. My case was fairly expensive too, it is a Lian Li PC-G7B, so I don't really see that as being a problem either. I even have my fans set to performance in the Bios, so they are always running as fast as they can; fairly noisy

I will re-seat my processor as soon as I post this, but I am guessing that it is not that since my MB is running hot too.

Any other suggestions???

Thanks for the help, Jon
    
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post #6 of 26
I did a really stupid thing once (well...alot more than once) and put the fan for my CPU heatsink facing the exhaust fan to the case, which was reversed. So, the air was going nowhere. Check your air flow and reseat your CPU heatsink. Check all the fans. Make sure they are flowing in the right direction and, in fact, running.
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Ok, I re-seated my heatsink, and now it is idling at: CPU 43c & MB 35c, which is -6 and -7 degrees respectively. I think I had put too much thermal grease on the first time around. I did a little reading, and it seem like the consensus is to apply the least amount of thermal grease you can while still covering the entire surface area. Does that sound correct to you guys?

Is idling at (CPU 43c) & (MB 35c) considered normal? Am I ready to OC this puppy yet? It seems like people are able to get some real improvements out of the e6600, so I am hoping that I can do the same with my e6700. Thanks again for the help, Jon
    
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All of the fans were working just fine, but I flipped the PSU over so that it will draw heat off of the CPU instead of just cooling itself.
    
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post #9 of 26
Run orthos for 10 mins in small FFT mode and tell us what the temps are then, they still seem rather high
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post #10 of 26
Like everyone else has said those temps seem high, first deal with them before overclocking.

To change the FSB in the BIOS you must use the '+' and '-' keys. You do not hit enter then select what you want. I think you can also directly enter the desired frequency, simply highlight the FSB frequency and the using the number pad enter the frequency you want to use.

Also please enter your system specs so we can better help you. At the top of this page : User CP>Edit System
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