maybe try bumping up your FSB to 1520 or 1540 and try again with the same settings. Also, what are your temps when your CPU is set to 2.9ghz? maybe you have a bad seat...
U should also start with RAM set to UNLINKED and overclock your RAM once you have your CPU stable. Unlinked will leave it at 800.
Do you have any idea what I should do next to possibly allow me to boot into Windows with a higher FSB? I know that if I don't OC the RAM it doesn't recognize the CPU OC in Windows using CPU-Z or anything else. So I am assuming that my RAM is holding me back. Maybe a bump in a certain type of voltage could help? Let me know what you think.
My temps according to realtemp are 29C, 27C, 38C, and 39C, which aren't any higher than when I am running my processor at 2.66GHz. It could use a cleaning though, and once I get some compressed air I will clean out the heatsink/fan and that should bring the temps down a few degrees.
Hopefully you can help me further!
EDIT: Alright, I figured I would run Prime95 and see if this OC was stable and the first core had an error within minutes. I don't know if this means it just need a little bump in voltage (up from 3.44V) or if it just means I won't be able to achieve a stable OC on this system. Temperatures were fine as far as I'm concerned.
Edited by BoneyardBrew - 3/28/10 at 8:35pm