Early in the week I decided to overclock my Q6700 and I took it slow. I read on here that the Q6700 could get to 3.0ghz on stock voltage so I slowly crept up to 3.0ghz and sure enough it got there on the stock vcore (1.25v). It was stable on prime95 for a couple hours so I decided to keep going. I put it at 3.1 on the stock vcore and it was stable for a couple hours. So I knocked it up to 3.2ghz and ran prime and it was stable for two hours as usual. This was probably around Tuesday or Wednesday and then I became busy with school and work so I didn't have time to really watch it and run prime for more than a couple hours. Well today I decided to let Prime95 run for longer than usual so before I left for dinner I started up Prime95 well I came back a couple hours later to see my computer restarting. I just figured that it had crashed and that I needed to up the vcore. I increased the vcore by a notch and restarted my computer. Well it got to the "Welcome" screen on XP and I got a BSOD and it restarted again. So I increased the vcore again and it did the exact same thing. So I turned off my computer and let it sit for about 15 minutes and then I started it up again, it posted and came up with a message saying that my overclock had failed. I set the FSB back to 2.67ghz and put the vcore back at 1.25v and it still gave me the BSOD and restarted my computer. By now I am really starting to worry, so i set the vcore to auto and left the FSB at 2.67ghz and it booted up windows. I was like "phew it works!" so then I left to take my little brother and his friends downtown to see the fireworks and stuff and then I come back 15 minutes later and my computer is restarting itself over and over. What have I done? Is my quad done for good?
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7/4/08 at 6:08pm