Ok, so I'm new to overclocking, I just wanted to overclock my Q6600 to 3.0 GHz because everyone says that is a safe zone for it.
I do have an aftermarket CPU Zalman cooler, but heat is not the problem.
First, I went into the BIOS and changes the FSB to 333 because that is supposed to be 3GHZ, there were a couple red things flashing by the memory and something else, but I just saved the settings and rebooted my computer, everything was fine but when I checked the CPU speed it was the same as before(2.4). So, I went into the BIOS again, changed it to 333 again and this time I set the memory timing to auto and the red thing stopped flashing, I saved settings and restarted, but ran into a blue screen this time so I went into the BIOS again, and set it to fail-safe defaults.
This time everything booted up fine, but, when I went to CPU-Z to check the speeds, it says the core speed is 1600.00 MHz and the multiplier is x6.0, isn't it supposed to be 2400 MHz and x9.0 at stock? Well, idk, maybe I'm wrong but I just want to overclock my Q6600 to 3.0GHz, can someone help me please?
You had the OC in the first place C1E was causing the multiplier to go to 6 for power saving. You screwed the pooch when you set the RAM to auto because the mobo OCed the RAM to 1000 and that is what caused your crash. It doesn't matter what your VID is for a 3G OC.
1. In Advanced BIOS Features Temporarily set C1E and EIST to Disable. After you see the OC you can enable C1E again.
2. In MIT set the PCIe to 100.
3. In MIT set Performance Enhance to standard.
4. In MIT set CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) to 333.
5. in MIT set Memory Frequency (Mhz) to 2.4.
6. In MIT set DDR2 OverVoltage Control to +0.1 that will give you the 1.9V that that is the RAM spec.
Leave all other settings on auto and boot. Done.
You can look at Normal CPU Vcore in MIT or run Core Temp with EIST disabled, to see your VID. You can lower the Vcore, also in MIT, by small increments and use the lowest stable Vcore to reduce heat.
Later if you want, you can change the memory freq. setting from 2.4 to 2 and tighten the timings on the RAM. depending on the BIOS you may have to press CTRL and F1 and then go into MIT to get to the RAM timings. Running 2.4 - 800 or 2 - 667 with tighter timings makes no real difference, but some people like running the RAM at the lower speed.
Ok, I need help again PLEASE! I turned my computer off last night after we overclocked it and when I go to turn it on this morning the fans and lights go on for about 5 seconds and then it shuts off and then tries to restart but it just does the same thing PLEASE HELP!