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Now I have sorted out my temp problem, now though I'm having trouble with overclocking:

As im in the UK I got this bundle from overclockers:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...20CPU%20Cooler

I cant seem to get my cpu to run at the guaranteed speed of 3.3gz stated on the instructions
Ive followed every page step by step, but no matter what, it doesnt seem to want to work
All im getting after saving the settings, is the system turns itself off, and then around 5 seconds later starts up again, but I dont get a beep or anything, and no boot menu/bios setup etc, I have to unplug the power for around 10 mins and then when I turn on the system again, it then boots up, but back to the settings I had before changing everything in bios
Im sure my PSU is powerfull enough, as its a 550W so it cant be that
All I have installed in the pci slots are my 2 nvidia 8600gts cards
Any ideas?
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post #2 of 43
You need to start increasing some voltages, vcore for sure and also the northbridge.
What speed are you setting your ram to?
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Ok here is the list of voltages etc I was given in the instructions: (fAbit ip35 pro xe motherboard)

CPU settings:

External clock: 367mhz
DRAM 1:1:25
PCI-express clock: 101mhz

Voltages:

CPU core: 1.4525 (no such option so I chose 1.4550 or similar)
DDR2: 2.2
MCH 1.25V: 1.37
CPU VTT 1.27
ICH: 1.15
ICHIO 1.55

RAM:

CAS latency: 5
RAS# to CAS# Delay: 5
RAS# precharge: 5
Precharge delay: 15
Init display 1st PCIEx

Im also disabling CIE function and EIST function
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you should try your vcore at higher voltages up to 1.5
    
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That is a high vcore for a 3.3 clock, what is the VID of your Q6600?
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What brand psu to and what are your +12 ratings a craping psu can affect the overclock cause they dont really output what they say under load.
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Screenshot from cpuz:

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Im not sure which brand psu I have, its a fairly old 1, but i think its a 550w
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Just taken a pic of it, here it is:

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That PSU is designed for older PCs that have most of their power draw from the 5v and 3.3v rails. The 12v rail is only rated at 14a I think, which is really low. You may want to look into getting a better PSU. What are your system specs, in particular the GPU?
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