I'd like some help getting into overclocking since 2.4Ghz is no longer working my games perfectly.
I have a:
650W PSU (don't worry about this)
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz with a 110mm cooler fan keeping my CPU to 30 C idle and 50 under full load (DayZ)
Asus P5K pro motherboard
Can anyone please guide me through the steps? I want to reach about 3.0 Ghz or higher if possible.
I'm not sure what the bios is like on that motherboard, but you need to go into that and find a section with something called clock speed and multiplier. You want to change your clock speed to something that when multiplied by the multiplier will give you 2.8ghz. Run prime95 for an hour, report your temperatures.
The Q6600 can be overclocked to 3 ghz on stock voltage (usually), and higher with increased voltage. I'm not familiar with your motherboard but I had to overclock via the front side bus - 9 X 333 = 3 ghz. 8 x 400 is popular but you will need to increase the voltage slightly. You will want to unlink your memory if that is an option in your BIOS, otherwise you will also be increasing your memory speed. The Q6600 was and is a popular CPU, if you google you will find many links on overclock settings people have used.
I overclocked my CPU with AI suite from Asus (my mobo manufacturer) to 2.9 Ghz after crashing Windows from 3.1 Ghz, it was unstable at 2.96 but now it's stable and everything works well. If Anyone is nervous about BIOS either look up how to overclock well or search your Mobo maker for software to help.