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Help with Overclocking my E6420.

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Hey guys. I have an E6420 sitting on a Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Revision 3.3, and I'm having trouble overclocking. If I try to increase the FSB, it posts and gets past the Windows loading screen, but after the screen stays black and it takes the desktop some 5 minutes to show. After the desktop shows, I have to wait another chunk of time out before anything is loaded.

The FSB is at 300mhz x8

Any ideas?

**Edit**
I have a feeling it's the OS. I set the FSB back to default, and it still takes forever to do anything.

**Edit 2**
LOL. Okay, so I took my flashdrive out of the USB slot and it booted up instantly. I feel stupid.
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hehe. happens to the best of us. gonna clock some more now?
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Yep. I pulled an all nighter tonight. Currently running Orthos with FSB at 433mhz and vcore at 1.375 I believe. I want to try for 438mhz to break the 3.5ghz barrier. Temps are good, too. Under load I hit about 48 degrees C per core. I should have room to bump it up a bit.

I might take a brief 2 hour nap while Orthos runs.
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Hi Fkyx,

I'm curious, are you using Coretemp? If so what version and what Tjunction does it show for your e6420?

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Sorry, I'm using Everest Ultimate for my temps. I've heard it's more accurate than Coretemp.
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not necessarily more accurate, but it does a lot more than just displaying coretemps...
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What Voltage do you have set in BIOS for 3.6ghz? I have mine at 3.4 @ 1.5v and its stable. I tried 3.5 with 1.5 and Orthos failed (forget how long), and i think maybe 1.5125 and i think it failed after like 5 hours or something. Dont remember if i did just CPU or if i did a Blend test. Could have been the RAM. Anyway, it was running pretty warm anyway. I tried it again a minute ago and it was running pretty hot (low 60's). Its pretty hot in this room. I need better case and CPU cooling to push this further. Possibly better RAM, like some HZ's. Oh well, 3.4 is fine for me.
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not worth spending that much on just 100Mhz. 3.4 is plenty fast.
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not worth spending that much on just 100Mhz. 3.4 is plenty fast.
definitely. i gotta save up for rent and insurance.
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