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Hi,

I am sort of a newbie at overclocking.

First of all, I just want to say that I've tried over clocking by following various guides and tutorials over the past 2 week or so... but no luck.

The following is my setup,

Q6600 Rev. G0 @ stock 2.4ghz 1.2875v @ 23C idle using
Rosewill RCX-Z775-SL 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

ASUS P5N32E-SLI PLUS mobo 0801 BIOS
4GB CORSAIR XMS2 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 4-4-4-12 2.1v
2x 8800GTS SLI @ stock clocks
600watt PSU
Vista Ultimate 32bit

My current 3dmark06 score (no OC) is 11818 (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5733525) which seems to me is pretty low for my setup.


From all the research that I've done so far, it seems to me that with some overclocking I should be getting scores around 20k?

So, my problem is getting the system stable while overclocked.

The most success I've had so far was with all voltages @ AUTO except memory which was at 2.1v and my FSB in Unlinked mode at 1333/~781. This got me into windows but resulted in BSOD within just a few minutes.

I also noticed that when I change 1333 to 1300, PC will not POST and I would have to reset my CMOS to try again. In fact, like 90% of everything that I try ends up in computer not posting or sometimes it will beep which I think indicates a good posts, but hangs up while saying "press DEL to enter setup".

Could someone with similar setup and a stable OC suggest some voltage and FSB combinations that I might try?

I got this q6600 expecting wonders compared to my previous e6400 which I thought was bottlenecking my setup... but with a q6600 my 3dmark06 scores only went up a tiny bit, not even a full 1k.

So, if anyone could provide me with some clues, assistance or anything else I might try, I would be very greatful!

Thanks!

p.s. - please let me know if you need more information about my system
post #2 of 4
Welcome bud..You want to spec your puter first and we can all see what your running ?
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You will not be able to get further than 3.15Ghz on a Quad with that board i'm afraid, it lacks the hardware on the board (ie; no GTL Ref Voltage adjustments)

A Bios update will help you get more stability, 0902 is what you want....but around 3.15~ will be your max stable regardless of voltages you use to try for higher. I had the P5N32-E SLI 680i version and i simply couldn't get anywhere with it.

Robilar is the self appointed GURU of the P5N32-E boards and has a fantastic guide full of info that could help you achieve 3.15Ghz. But again, that's all that board will muster at best..

See here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
 
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First of all what bios version r u using? People get best result with quads on 1103 or 1203.
Then u should aim at something like 1333-1425 FSB, it's the best this board can do thanks to ASUS who broke nVidia's reference design which is doing fine. Then u might need to bump cpu voltage a bit, u can start with 1.30-1.35 and when u found ur max overclock then u can decrease voltage in small steps and then testing with prime95 for stabily until u find ur lowest stable voltage.

Anyways, refer to this thread, since u will find anything u need there and also post a question if u have one: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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