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After getting subpar framerates from Age of Conan with my E6600 and eVGA 8800 GTX, I decided to try and overclock my system. This is my full rig.

Zalman 9500a 95mm CPU fan
Intel E6600
Asus Striker Extreme
2 x 1Gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1000
Corsair 650 watt power supply

So anyway, I followed the guides that are on this forum, went into the BIOS and changed all of the necessary settings. I kept the memory timings and voltages at stock values, while tweaking a few CPU voltages and bumping the VCore and front side bus.

I got up to 3.1 Ghz (1400 FSB) with the voltages listed in Robilar's P5N32-E guide. The temperatures weren't so bad either, maxing at around 44 C after 10 minutes of Ortho.

The problem began as always... with ****iness. I decided that I should try to max my FSB before trying to find the lowest stable voltage. So, I bumped the FSB up to 1600 and restarted my computer. The screen went black after post and before the Windows start-up screen, which I imagined would happen when I maxed out the FSB. However, when I rebooted the computer and tried to get back into BIOS to lower the FSB, the computer just continues to restart as soon as it reaches the BIOS post message. I tried pushing the reset button on my motherboard, but it didn't seem to work.

Is there any way to rectify the situation or have I made my computer a LED-ridden paperweight?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 19
dont panic dood. open your case and some wher you`ll see a little jumper plastic jumper block and 3 pins move the block from pins 1&2-2&3 wait a few seconds then put it back. you`ll then have to go back into the bios and enter you last stable settings.


if that doesnt work do it again but take the battery out as well for 10 min
Edited by urbtree - 5/24/08 at 5:04pm
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post #3 of 19
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Oh wow. Thank you so much.

In a panic, I tried hitting the reset CMOS button on my motherboard repeatedly before, but nothing happened. After reading your reply, I held it down for a few more seconds and it actually went to BIOS setup. For some reason, it didn't reset the settings though.

Anyway, thanks for the help. I was worried there for a second.

Also, am I going about the overclocking process the right way? I'm not sure which temperatures/voltages I should be wary of, and on top of that, I have absolutely no clue how memory timings work.
post #4 of 19
yeah you shouldnt be far wrong. you can either go back to your last stable setting and test.
or you can try increasing the voltage one notch but keep an eye on temps and dont go above 1.5v

we all started some where dood
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I'm just a bit concerned because any clocking over 3.1 Ghz results in an error within a minute of Orthos.

I would expect the E6600 to get at least a few hundred Mhz higher than that.

Any ideas?
post #6 of 19
you should be able to really i can make 3.4- 3.6 depending on its mood.
i`m not big on overclocking to give you enuff correct advice but i seam to only run rock solid up to 3.2.

one thing you could try is there are two settings in the bios one will be something like pci express frequency set it to 100 and pci clock sync to 33.33 this may give you a bit more room to play with.
but no two chips are the same so you may indeed get less of a clock
one sec i`ll go
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What are your voltages like? And ram speed?
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they were all set to auto in his OP but they may have changed
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Originally Posted by Dar_T View Post
What are your voltages like? And ram speed?
I have my memory speed linked to my FSB speed, with a Sync Mode ratio. I have no clue what that means, but I saw someone else use it and they got a good overclock. With the FSB (QDR) set to 1400, the actual DDR Memory speed shows up as 700. I have my memory timings set up to 5-5-5-15 with 1 clock CMD. I have no clue how any of this works, so any info is appreciated.

The voltages are as follows:
VCore: 1.53125V
Memory: 2V (Manufacturer asks for 2.2V, but I copying someone else)
NB Core: 1.3V
SB Core: 1.5V
CPU VTT: 1.55V
The rest of the voltages are on auto.

As I said before, I have no clue how the voltages work, how the memory and timings work, or anything else for that matter.
post #10 of 19
Bump the NB voltage up a notch. Set your RAM command rate to 2T instead of 1T. Raise your RAM voltage to 2.1. All of that should make sure the problem isn't actually the RAM.
    
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