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Overclocking Q6600 with P5N32-e sli plus

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November 7, 2007 2:34:42 PM

Earlier I was trying to overclock my Q6600 to 3.0Ghz, but no matter how much I increased the voltage it wouldn't go past the XP loading screen. I went up to 1.4v and still no luck. Does anyone know what the problem can be? Could it possibly be the RAM? I have 667Mhz RAM at 5-5-5-15 timings. Right now I have it stable t 2.7Ghz at 1.23v. At 2.9Ghz the computer freezes at POST. Thanks in advanced.
November 7, 2007 2:42:01 PM

I take it it's 333 Bus speed x 9?

Make sure your memory is set 1:1 with your bus speed. If that doesn't work try increasing the NB core voltage. Is it a B3 or G0 Q6600?
November 7, 2007 2:44:26 PM

Its a G0 stepping. I'll try doing what you suggested.
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February 11, 2008 9:43:54 AM

I have the same problem. It seems that P5n32-E SLI has a hardware problem in overclocking quads. The funny thing is that i've encountered folks with the same config that have upped the frequency to 3,6Ghz.

I have G0 stepping, 2 GB A-Data Extreme Vitesta Dual Channel @ 833Mhz 4-4-4-10 2,05V. I have 1,08 Vcore, at 2,8GHz with stock cooling. I don't want to invest in a aftermarket cooler if the board can't go with the CPU. It seems that 1203 BIOS it the most OC Friendly. Has anyone tryed it?
February 14, 2008 6:44:45 AM

I have the 1203 and so do alot of people that I have read. It doesnt do much of anything. P5n32 E Sli + B3 q6600. Ram doesnt appear to be an issue at all. It simply wont post at 2.9ish. You might get a kick out of this, try a X 9 mulit, 1485 FSB, Mem at stock, I have a b3 so the voltage is high, but up Vcore a few notches, 1.2 HT to 1.30, NB at 1.40, CPU VTT 1.40ish.
Cant remember the speed, like 3.39 or some such, but for some reason I can get into Vista 32 with those settings, change them around even the smallest amount, and No Post, or freezes at the CPU detection phase of post, requiring a full bios re set to get shi* going! Let me know if it posts and loads windows for ya!! (For me, I cant seem to get past that part, Up the vcore and such, and it still freezes when I try to execute a complicated file. (BSOD!)
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