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Hi all I am attempting my first Overclock I have the P5W DH and an E6600.

I was wondering if any one has this mobo/cpu combination that could offer some advise on this overclock. I attempted it myself already and the overclock failed. My system would not post. Finally I returned the settings to auto and was back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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did you up the vCore? what was your FSB? Set your ram timmings to SPD
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I set my vcore to 1.35, my FSB termination volt to: 1.2. I didn't set my ram timmings.
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Well, the P5WDH has a lock for the PCI express bus, you want to lock it at its standard 100Mhz. The same goes for PCI, but I believe the lock is 133Mhz (correct me if I am wrong, but I think the PCI bus only has one locked frequency choice).

This will prevent the buses from overclocking as your FSB increases.

Then its just a matter of going up slowly on the fsb until something gets unstable (likely requireing a small boost in your vCore).

I dont have a C2D, so I dont know the safe voltage to go to on your vCore, so check some other threads. But thats the most basic advice I can give.

You have a very common setup, and there are literally dozens of threads with systems just like yours, just use the "search" feature of OCN, good luck!
    
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I set my bus speed to 375, vCore 1.4, and everything else auto. 8x Multiplier.
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What kind of overclock did you achieve.
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I could get to 432 FSB, with my P5W DH with an e6600 @ 3.4Ghz with its multi dropped to 8.
12 hours Orthos stable and Memtest Stable.

Your vcore settings for a stable overclock I suppose will depend on your CPU. I had mine around 1.46v set in bios.
I also had to bump up my memory voltage from stock of 2.2v to 2.3v other wise into wouldn't boot.
Northbridge or MCH to 1.65V, FSB Term 1.3V, everything else auto.
Lock PCI Clock to 33.3 and PCI Express to 100.(I think that is how they are listed)
Hyperpath disabled as well and I added a small 40mm fan onto the northbridge heat sink.
Hope this helps.

P.S. This was all with 2GB of ram, when I added another 2gb for a total of 4gb, my overclock dropped to about 370FSB stable.
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