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I've been unable to achieve any kind of OC with my system which is quite frustrating at this point. I've been using OC guides for my MB that were recomended on this and other forums and some that I've found with little or no success. I've gotten as far as booting into Windows for a few seconds then I either crash or freeze up. Could this be some kind of a hardware issue like memory , or PS? Everything that I''ve read about my board and processer say that they are very overclockable. I'm not anywhere near ready to give up on this. I've been unable to find either on the manufactures web site or in other searchs the stock specs on my memory (PNY 2048MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 Memory 2x 1024MB), the closest #'s I've found is the retailers site where I purchased them; 5-5-5 the tRAS is not given nor the stock voltage. I don't think that this is what's holding me back. I've been unable to see these numbers on the modules themselves because they have manufactures heat sinks on them. I've set my timings manually to 5-5-5-18 and my voltage between 1.8-2.2 volts. I don't know how much of a difference this makes with the failures I'm having. I've tried increasing my FSB speed to 1333 from 1066, and from 1066 to as little as 1100. I bumped my vcore voltage up to 1.4 and a small increase on the NB to see if that would help. I think I'm close to having an increase, but not as of yet. Anyone have any ideas as to where my hang ups might be, or if you need any other information. I've been doing a lot of searching and I seem to be at a dead end. Any other suggestions. Thanks again.

System Specs:
MB: ASUS P5N-E SLI
BIOS: rev 0901
CPU: INTEL Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4MHz) GO Stepping
Mem: PNY 2048MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 Memory 2x 1024MB
PS: Antec earthwatts 500 Watts EA500
VC; PNY INVIDIA GForce 8800 GT 512MB
OS: XP Home
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Try taking the RAM out of the equation alltogether. The BIOS should have the option to 'unlink' your RAM. Unlink it, and set it manually to DDR2 800 speeds. Then see if you can increase your FSB without problems.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Hi, first off fill in your system specs in your User CP (look at the top of the page). That'll help everyone help you.

Second, try asking in the P5N-E thread at the top of the page. There's also a specific thread for q6600 users on the P5N-E trying to get to 3GHz, but I can't remember exactly where--someone in the main p5n-e thread can direct you to it.

Basically, you have a bad MB/CPU combo for OCing. The board supports quads at stock, but as it only has 3 phase power it simply can't provide enough current to quad core chips when they're OC'd. A small number of P5N-E users have managed to break 3GHz on the q6600, however most people on the P35 chipset can easily get their q6600's to 3.6GHz (with the exception of the latest batch of chips that have come out).
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