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Am I the worst overclocker in history?

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April 6, 2008 11:39:01 AM

My first post, and before you all point me to the guides I have done nothing else but read and try them all for weeks.
My problem is this:-
My Q6600 is stuck at a FSB of 300x9(which it performs rock solid) 301 to 319 stuck on post screen and only clear cmos will work. At 320x9,8,7 or 6 has booted into windows a couple of times but usually locks(no mouse) or restarts. I have booted into windows at 333x9 and I thought i has sussed it but when I checked in cpu-z I was at stock 266x9.
321x9,8,7 or 6 upwards it will post fine but get a overclock failed screen cpu/memory which gives me the option to default or last known good config, I prefer this screen cos I am sick of clearing cmos.
The reason I ask am I the worst overclocker is that my fist system used an E6600 and Asus p5n-32sli se deluxe which I couldn't get past 2.7ghz. The southbridge chip died on that mobo so i got the Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4 and fitted the same E6600 Which was still stuck at 2.7ghz, so that says to me must be a bad chip and not 2 poor mobo's. So I buy a Q6600 and guess what the same poor overclock. Now the only constant between the 2 systems now is my Corsair xmx2 800mhz c4 Ram which I have had in both, could this be my problem?. I have tryed everything I have read and don't get any further, have even considered getting a pro overclocker on it but don't know wher to go in the West Yorkshire area ( any suggestions?).
What ever other info you need just ask and i will post straight back.
Thanks for your time,

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April 6, 2008 1:32:53 PM

did you apply enough power to every component?never see you mention in your post.
April 6, 2008 1:43:05 PM

your ram isnt the issue. In bios set the ram to 1:1 ratio with the fsb.
Again you havnt mentioned your voltage settings.
Set all voltages to normal (you dont want to increase pci-e voltage). Maybe increase the NB and FSB volts one step. Again what are your current settings?
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April 6, 2008 1:50:50 PM

overclocking is a personal thing and trying to push things yourself.or you just want performance gain.then you need to pay someone to do it.or you sign a piece of paper says "IM THE ONLY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OVERCLOCK AND ALL THE DAMAGE CAUSED"
April 6, 2008 2:03:00 PM

Have tried changing vcore in stages upto 1.4v, also increased fsb and northbridge from 1.2v( think mobo's std) in stages to +.3v which is max. If i set my bios to 300fsb linked then 1:1 then mobo sets ram speed to 1200mhz, if i set it to linked/sync it sets it to 600mhz this is 1:1 right? at the moment all voltages are set to normal exept memory which is set to +.2 as my ram is rated 2.1v. Can't understand how it is rock solid at 300fsb on stock voltages and no post at 301+ whatever voltage i set. I have disabled all virtualisation stuff etc. Thanks for your help if you have any more suggestions.
April 6, 2008 3:49:54 PM

just to let you know.650i chipset dont overclock well as P35 or even the P965.and the Nvidia chipset is specially poor with Quad core overclock.
April 6, 2008 4:17:48 PM

New mobo then me thinks.
Thanks anyway
April 10, 2008 11:28:56 PM

just to let you know.650i chipset dont overclock well as P35 or even the P965.and the Nvidia chipset is specially poor with Quad core overclock.

iluvgillgill is right. I had same problems w/ a ASUS P5N-E SLI 650i. I was totally unable to OC past 2.6Ghz. Tried everything and even asked for help on this forum. I found out that others w/quad core cpu's had no luck OC'ing with 650i & 6XXi (the next higher one) mobos. I switched to a p35 mobo and bam -- I'm OC'ed to 3.4Ghz 24/7 stable without even a sweat. I then paired the 650i mobo w/e6750 and it was able to oc....3.6Ghz 24/7 stable.
April 10, 2008 11:30:16 PM

i heard the new 750i had improve the overclocking can swap to that board and try it out.