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Q6600 and MSi P7N platinum mobo OC probs

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OK Guys first off im a bit of a nub when it comes to OCing so be gentle with me and if anyone has any suggestions please explain as simply as possible . Anyways. A couple of week ago i upgraded my comp with the mobo and CPU stated in the title. My rig consists of :

CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 (GO stepping) w/cooler :Thermalright Ultra-120A CPU Cooler/w akasa blue led fan ( about 23c idle with stock voltages)
Mobo: MSI P7N platium
HDD's: 1st WDR 150 gig ( 10,000 rpm) 2ndary 750 gig storage ( cnt member make)
RAM: 4gb of OCZ sli ready 8500+ ram
PSU:850W Zalman ZM850-HP
GPU: ScanFX 8800gtx (stock freq's)
Soundcard: Soundblaster Xtreme Gamer

ok so i heard that the 1.0 bios of this mobo had some major probs with ocing and certain FSB freq's etc. So i decided to wait till i updated my bios to the latest version ( i am on 1.1 atm, although there is a 2.0 version which i have tried but it didnt work too well, yet there is only 2 supplied on the msi site the 1.0 and 1.1) so now i updated my bios i have started trying to OC. ( for sum reason although my ram is 8500 and is mena be runnning at 1066 its at 667mhz :S) so anyways i increase my ram to 800 to start with and start to increase the fsb, so im on 1099 ( started at 1066) only at 2.44 ghz but its a start. ( that wt it states in bios anyways) but when i go into windows the vista startup screen says its only at 2.4 and in ntune and cpu-z its only at 2.4 and my fsb aparently is only at 1066 although before in bios when i booted up it said 1099. Another prob is when i increase my fsb anything over 1099 like 1109 etc ( sticking to the increments of 10) my comp wont even post and i have to reset my bios. :S does anyone have this mobo and CPU and has had this prob of the bios saying diferently to wt is on the desktop? and could offer a solution and if that works offer the increments they increased their fsb in in bios. ( i may even be needed to be run through the basics of OCing as i didnt ever touch the cpu votage etc)

thanks all
post #2 of 6
You may have to increase your voltage to go higher than that, showing 2.4 instead of 2.44 in cpuz isnt a huge deal but it is wierd that your fsb is set to 1099 and showing 1066, either way manually set your vcore, I dont know what your vid is, but try starting out at 1.3v and see if it will boot and stay stable if not you may need to increase your voltage, i believe that your good up until 1.5 but dont go over that. If your Vid is 1.215 or whatever the lower number is you might be able to get away with 1.3v for a pretty high clock, if your vid is 1.3250 like my c2d then you will have to run your voltage higher to achieve higher clocks, I started at 1.4 and worked down to 1.3850 to find a stable voltage. You should run your ram at its rated frequency or lower to start just to rule out ram as an instable element, you want to overclock your cpu first then worry about your ram.
post #3 of 6
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i mean the actually overclocking technique needs to reli come after i sort out this weirdnees of it not showing on the desktop, cos if for sum reason its setting the defult freq's etc when i boot into vista doing anything in the bios is useless, thanks for the advice about the voltages though i just need to figure out y it aint shoing in cpuz and ntune that ive change my freq's in bios.

edit: for sum reason in bios my voltage for my cpu is at 0.0000 assuming that u already no where its at and will only tell u the amount the increase it by for example 0.0250 etc
Edited by zander69 - 7/10/08 at 8:32am
post #4 of 6
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pls guys any more suggestions?
post #5 of 6
Hey, I have the Q6600 and the MSI P7N.

I have no problem OCing to 1400 fsb (3.15 GHz) with slight voltage increases and it registers on my OS and in CPUZ. You may be having a software problem with Vista. I haven't run Vista on my current system but the OC works well with the Q6600 and the MSI P6N with Vista.

I would recommend downgrading your OS to XP. You'll lose direct X10 but your OC will work and XP won't drain the life out of your system. XP is definitely a more efficient OS.

If you're unwilling to part with Vista, then I'm sorry that I couldn't help.
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Q6600 @ 3.15Ghz MSI P7N Platinum 2 x 7900GS in SLI 2 GB Ballistics Tracer DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12) 
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Samsung Spinpoint 750gb Lightscribe burner Windows XP 32bit 19' Benq FP93G LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 750gb Lightscribe burner Windows XP 32bit 19' Benq FP93G LCD 
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Saitek Eclipse ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W Rosewill midtower Logitech mx518 
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im got the same mobo as u n i cnt get past 1100 i put in 1101 and no post ist a wierd mobo i think ;p i rly wanna get my 6600 to 3gig n im happy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTeL Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz 1.4V MSI P7N SLI Platinum 2X BFGtech GTX280OC 4X1Gb ocz PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2X Maxator 250Gb Windows Vista Business X64 CIBOX 22" widescreen Saiteck eclipse 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2X Maxator 250Gb Windows Vista Business X64 CIBOX 22" widescreen Saiteck eclipse 
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