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ok here is the deal i built a new gamming rig, and i cant overclock my C2D E6600 past 3.06GHz. i have tried everything, upping the vcore, changing my mulitplier, everything. just to get it to run at that speed i had to ublink my ram from my CPU. the system runs stable but i want more. and i cannot overclock my ram past 820 MHz. and i know its not overheating. it runs at 73F to 78F idle and 89F to 95F while gaming help please. here are my specs.

Intel core 2 duo e6600 @3.06GHz Evga 680i SLI SE MOBO PCPC 750 quad silencer, zerotherm butterfly CPU cooler EVGA 8800GTS 631/971 core/memory, 2GB G.skill ddr2 800 ram Xclio A+case 3dmark06 score is 12766. so please help
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post #2 of 17
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oh and i think it is my ram that is the problem
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post #3 of 17
What kind of voltages did you set for your ram? Try increasing them and see if that helps.
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might sound stupid, but do you have your PCI and PCIe busses locked to 33 and 100Mhz respectively?
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and yes all of my pci and pcie slots are locked at 33 and 100. and my ram voltage is at 1.9
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post #6 of 17
I would try 2.0 or 2.1 v for the ram personally and make sure its set 1:1 so your not going crazy with it.
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post #7 of 17
Shouldn't be a RAM problem. This may be able to isolate your issue. I suggest doing this. Leave the RAM at stock with a 1:1 divider and stock voltages. So the RAM isn't OC'ed at all. Then OC the E6600 using the 9x multiplier. This way, you can go all the way up to a FSB of 400 without stressing RAM.
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post #8 of 17
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it dies at a 1:1 ratio. =( it makes me really sad to see this happining. everyone else has atleast 3.4GHz on their e6600
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post #9 of 17
Try loosing the ram timings. My e6600 is only at 3GHz =[
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post #10 of 17
Ive had similar problems. Im at 3.0 steady right now, just like you, much more is kinda a problem. Make sure your ram timings, frequency, and voltages are good 2.1 on the ram, 1.425 or so to test for about 3.2 ghz, once its stable, lower it 1 vcore each reboot and do testing each time, if it wont even boot on 3.2 and says overclocking failed, then just set it to the highest you can possibly go. Some systems just wont do it sometimes.

and make sure your timings arent being auto set, set them to like 5-5-5-15 to start with on 2.1 v, then 4-4-4-12 on 2.0 v, thats what im at.
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