I have all current drivers, latest bios version, etc etc and I cannot figure out what could be the problem? (before I overclocked the computer at all, I ran 3dmark2006 and got 5950 3dmarks, MORE than after I overclocked it!) there is obviously something simple I am overlooking here. Any help/advice would be appreciated. thank you.
You have listed what type of ram you have, but how much? Also, you should easily be able to tighten the timings to atleast cas4 possibly even 3 on that mushkin ram. Their stuff is quality and expensive. I would have bought mushkin ram myself, except on newegg the price is outragous for ram with good timings ($379) so I went with corsair, but still that is a small basic tweak that should get you some extra points. Also, the 6300 at stock isn't that great, only once you take it up to 3ghz will you start to see the results others are having with it. But be careful if you are going to clock it that high, the stock cooler is pretty cheesy