Hello guys, Nice to meet you all~
Before I go into it, i have looked at all other threads, and I can't find any settings, that help me out, I read over the Overclocking guides in the forums, that's where I learned how to do it so far, but I cant get the PC stable, so on witht he topic~
I recently bought a new PC, built it myself, it's my 3rd build within a year. but this is my first attempt at overclocking. I'll start with a list of specs-
Case: Antec 900
Mobo: Asus striker II formula, 780i nvidia chipset
CPU: Intel Q6600 G0 stepping - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
CPU cooler: Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler
Ram: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX (2x2gb)
PSU: Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Modular
GPU: 8600 GTS, soon to be 9800gx2 SLI, or might wait for 9900s release
I think thats all of it, I listed everything just incase something was making it hard for me to OC, this is my first time trying to OC a system, so im not 100% what I'm doing yet.
I'll post pictures with my Bios settings here: to many to list myself lol
So my problem starts with, in prime95 sometimes my 4th core cuts out after 15-30mins, but not the others, only the 4th.
I run ---in place-large FFTs (max heat/power some ram).
When I finally change my voltages a little and make it stable for an hour or so, I leave it over night/while im at work, but when i come home its either reset/crashed.
I try giving CPU a little more juice, but nothing. I try giving NB/SB a bit, and nothing.
I really not sure how to fix the problem, I cant find the answer in any of the other threads, on any forums.
I've tried using setups from other people that have posted, but they dont seem to be working either. So I'm totally lost.
Any help is welcome, I would love to run at 3.2ghz because I know I should be able to, my airflow and cooling seem fine to get 3.2ghz without a problem.
hello, I would worry that you have disabled thermal throttling in your bios, I would enabled just in case it does overheat and having it disabled will cook the cpu if it gets to hot, I have different bios settings to you but it looks fine, Your vcore seems to be set to high so i would start by reducing your oc to stock speed, Run Orthos cpu grommacs core test for nine hours then run the memory test for nine hours, If both these pass at stock speed then you will have narrowed it down. Quads can be a pain to overclock, If your ram can take the extra i would try lowering the cpu multiplier by one and raising the FSB to compensate, my mate did this to get stability but you need headroom in your ram. Put it back to stock speed, Run both Orthos tests and this will show if it is component related or an oc problem.
First off, Man, its an NVidia chipset, enable Load line Calibration!
Link the Ram with the FSB unless you plan on going over 1660 QDR. Once you select linked, use Sync mode for the Ram divider. That will make it run at twice the FSB, as it should.
Try manually turning your Trd under Ram timings to 7.
Lower the VTT to 1.3000 unless you have determined that its the only way it will work.
Here is the big secret. Run Core Temp, the program, and list what it tells you the VID of your chip is.
NVidia chipsets have the biggest VDrop and droop of them all!
Once you see what Core Temp says it is, you can then manually select it from your Bios, using stock settings, and boot into windows. Then run CPUz and look at the Idle VCore, make note of it, as well as the VID, and then run Prime 95 Small FFTs on all cores for 30 seconds, and list the lower Value, if its lower, as well!
That way we know what the drop and droop of your board it, hopefully, LLC will disable VDroop, like it does on my board!!