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i dono then my suggestion is to raise the volts and tinker for a while. im sure u can get it over 3.7 i dono about 4.0 but u should just work for it see what u can get it stable at.
tried booting into vista at 3.8Ghz using 1.40v, didn't prime though, since if i can run 3.7Ghz at 1.36, i don't think i'll opt for running 0.1Ghz more at the expense of the extra volts and much higher temps. (although running 4Ghz would be a different story )


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It could be a FSB hole or you might need more volts, but my guess is (since you said you already tried a lot) that you are just running at your CPU's limit. Most Q6600's won't go over 3,6Ghz (stable that is), so getting 3,7Ghz is already nice.
what is FSB hole?

should i muck around with those FSB and NB voltage options?
    
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a FSB hole is a certain FSB-range (for instance 425-450Mhz FSB) in which your CPU will never be stable. This can be resolved by going over it (in this case 451 FSB and up). The problem is that you can never be sure where the FSB hole starts and ends, since it's different on every mainboard (even on the same type).
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a FSB hole is a certain FSB-range (for instance 425-450Mhz FSB) in which your CPU will never be stable. This can be resolved by going over it (in this case 451 FSB and up). The problem is that you can never be sure where the FSB hole starts and ends, since it's different on every mainboard (even on the same type).
There could even be multilpe small FSB holes...

It also depends on the NB strapping etc...

Your best bet is to keep trying different combinations of everything.
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