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Overclocking help with a Q6600 on a EVGA 680i

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Hi as you can see I'm "Very" new to the forums here. I've been trying to overclock my Q6600 to 3.0Ghz but for some reason the second I set the speed to 2.8Ghz the system becomes very unstable. I mean I'm lucky to get it to boot all the way. I've tried changing all the voltages to various degrees but no change ever seemed to make a difference. I've read many posts on the forum about people making it to 3.0Ghz on stock voltages no problem. Temperatures seem to be okay at 2.7Ghz with the core temps maxing out at around 61c. The weirdest thing is that it becomes unstable the moment I hit 2.8Ghz but the system is completely stable at 2.79Ghz with stock. Anyone have any ideas or did I just get a processor from a bad batch?

Thanks,
Hersha
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8x multi and a 400 fsb 1.375v cpu and set everything else to auto except ram
    
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mmmmm ya. didnt boot lol. Thanks for the idea quick though ^^.
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post #4 of 46
ok try 1.4v
    
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1.4v@400Mhz x8 = Crash at windows load
1.4v@375Mhz x8 = Wont POST
1.4v@350Mhz x8 = Crash at windows load
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post #6 of 46
how is the ram setup? you have it at 1:1 or what? unlinked and set to 1066?
    
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post #7 of 46
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unlinked 1066 5-5-5-15 2.1v
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post #8 of 46
Is that the stock setting for the ram? What is the VID of your Q66 also.
post #9 of 46
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ya the settings for my ram are at the manufacturers recommended settings. and VID is that the same as CPU Vcore or something else?

edit: Figured out what VID is lemme check.
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post #10 of 46
Use Coretemp to figure out your VID. It displays it along with your temperatures. YOu'll want to get that program anyway if you're overclocking.
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