I just finished building my rig a few hours ago, and this baby was designed to be overclocked to the max. Here are my specs:
ASUS P5B-E w/ WiFi
Core 2 Duo E6400
Zalman 9700 with Arctic Silver 5
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 800 Corsair XMS2
Case with great airflow
I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate
Alright, I followed a guide that I found online, but that ended in disaster. (Maybe because all the "guide" was were screenshots of someone else's OC setup.)
Then I tried to overclock it myself, which also ended in disaster. Both times, I had to take out the battery in the motherboard to reset it to defaults, because it wasn't booting at all after I tampered with it.
Anyway, if someone could just put me closer to where I need to be, that'd be great. These forums have been extremely helpful in the past.
[Edit] Ok, I think I sort of overclocked it, but I'm nowhere near where I want to be. CPU-Z is saying my E6400 is running at 2300Mhz. How do I seriously jack that up?
1. don't ever use win apps to oc!!! (not saying you have just a word of advise) tweak bios instead!
2. use wusy's c2d oc guide as a reference (sticky in oc/cpu section)
3. use dual prime95, orthos, memtest86, TAT to test stability/monitor temps under 100% load(TAT).