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Cool. Let me know how far you go.
Actually, get this, I was only able to OC it 10 MHz higher. So we're still at that wall. I think I just need a new mobo, this thing is just dreadful. Based on my sig, would it be a good idea to sell it, sell my other pc, sell parts I have, and build a new one? That would be better compared to keeping this.
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Have you tried adding more cpu voltage? Have you tried jumping up ~5 mhz (repeat a few times) in case of FSB holes?
    
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post #13 of 27
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Have you tried adding more cpu voltage? Have you tried jumping up ~5 mhz (repeat a few times) in case of FSB holes?
Yep, none of that is working. It just will not go any farther than 3 Ghz. 3 Ghz is honestly fine with me, but it'd be good to know what's wrong.
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These threads with people having problems getting past 3ghz on the Q8XXX series CPU's make me feel better about my Q6600, an older quad with lower base frequency that does 3.6ghz easily. Right now though I am happy with 3.33ghz at 1.3000v.

I don't know what it is with the Q8XXX cpu's that makes them not overclock well, backwards step in infrastructure maybe.

EDIT: your problem is that your running at 7.5 multi, try going higher with a higher multiplier. Try 400x8?
Edited by james_ant - 1/25/11 at 4:07pm
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post #15 of 27
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These threads with people having problems getting past 3ghz on the Q8XXX series CPU's make me feel better about my Q6600, an older quad with lower base frequency that does 3.6ghz easily. Right now though I am happy with 3.33ghz at 1.3000v.

I don't know what it is with the Q8XXX cpu's that makes them not overclock well, backwards step in infrastructure maybe.

EDIT: your problem is that your running at 7.5 multi, try going higher with a higher multiplier. Try 400x8?
It doesn't go any higher, 7.5 max. It has a low multiplier is why they are bad to OC with.
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It doesn't go any higher, 7.5 max. It has a low multiplier is why they are bad to OC with.
wow that sucks
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post #17 of 27
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wow that sucks
Thank you for pointing out the obvious. But now it's more important to OC my cpu again, I got a new HD in today, and I'm back with RAID 0. I need to figure out what's wrong so I can get it going faster!
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post #18 of 27
Does the bios let you tweak CPU or Northbridge reference voltages? That might help if it does.

Also, you running the latest bios? The CPU itself almost certainly will do over 3.0 ghz if the motherboard and ram will allow it.
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post #19 of 27
I know my P5N-D and Q9300 can do more than 3.2 but it all depends on how much voltage you want to give it. After 3.2 for me I don't like the voltages required for stability. The P5N-D is really not a high oc board.
    
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post #20 of 27
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Finally! Oh my god, after a week, of trying to figure this out, it was just because I needed to set the RAM timings. I'm pushing 3.5 Ghz right now. My load is literally 50c. I have NO idea why it is so low.
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