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Can't overclock E8400 to even 3.1Ghz

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Hi,

I just got myself an E8400 CPU and a Gigabyte P31 S Series Motherboard, 1333 FSB and 2 Gigs of 1066 Ram.

After reading a few guides I went into the BIOS and adjusted the speed to about 350 which gave me a a clock speed of 3150Ghz.
I let the motherboard do the power management etc on Auto.

I then rebooted my PC and got the fright of my life as it wouldn't even start up or get to the BIOS. After a few more reboots luckily it went back into the BIOS and I set eveything as normal.

I have read this motherboard has been overclocked quite high and we know the CPU can be too.

So is there anything I am doing wrong you guys can help me with. I can't find anything that refers to how to specifically clock this motherboard.
I also used Gigabytes EasyTune Software nin Windows and tried a small overclock but my PC just froze.

Thanks
    
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250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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post #2 of 30
it could be your ram... could you give us some cpu z screen shots
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post #3 of 30
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What are cpu z screenshots?
    
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250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
I have Transcend AXERam Gaming Ram
    
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250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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Logitech Comfort Keyboard AeroCool 650W Gigabyte Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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post #5 of 30
dl this http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php and take screenshots (ctrl+print scr) of cpu memory and spd tabs.
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post #6 of 30
this is cpu z its a light weight utility. it will tell you about your cpu motherboard and ram
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woah how do you put the file in the post?
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post #8 of 30
^Its just a link to the original download file
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post #9 of 30
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Thanks guys I will take screenshots when I get home.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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Logitech Comfort Keyboard AeroCool 650W Gigabyte Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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Core2™Duo E8400 @ 3.60Ghz Gigabyte P45 XFX Radeon 587- 4 GB Transcend AxeRam DDR-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB Seagate 7200RPM 16MB DVD Reader/Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2 x Samsung P2270 27" 
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Logitech Comfort Keyboard AeroCool 650W Gigabyte Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 
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post #10 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator View Post
woah how do you put the file in the post?
magic

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkspearxz View Post
^Its just a link to the original download file
nooo... yous tells everyone my secrets
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