(Im more than happy with these GPU clocks, when i think about people getting 800Mhz-850Mhz overclocks on core, i remember that every card is different, so maybe this is my card's limit!! - Without artifacting etc).
I then thought about overclocking via the bios!! I tried upping the PCI-E Bus speed, but that failed miserably, all i got was the Graphics Card Error tones from the onboard speaker, i then did a CMOS reset, that worked ok, booted up the PC and everything was fine!! So i then went back to the bios and tried upping my CPU/RAM speeds..
Weirdly i cant get past 2.56Ghz on my Core 2 Quad - Q6600 (G0 stepping) without problems..
CPU-Z shows -
And for RAM -
RAM speed - 700Mhz..
Everytime i try to 'up' anything, i keep getting BSoD or crashing.. *confuzzled* Please help!!
Almost forgot, my temps!! -
If there's any further information i could provide, please feel free to ask =)
Your vcore is way too low. Try upping it to 1.35v or 1.3v. Just remember that this will effect your temps greatly so watch those carefully. Not sure how far you will get with that cooler though. It is a great low noise and cost effective hsfu, but it really can't handle quad heat loads. Also, P965 defaults ram voltage to 1.8v which is pretty low. I would also recommend upping that to manufacturer specifications.
Hi, i took your advice and upped my vcore to roughly 1.31v and my ram to 2.20v ... This gave me a maximum stable overclock to 2.59Ghz (0.04Ghz extra).. What could be causing this? Im so confused... Ive taken some time and money to invest into some new CPU cooling (Ultra-120 Extreme) with a 120mm PWM fan attached to it!! Temps are much lower, but still no difference in overclocking..
I think the Q6700 will be easier to OC since it has a 10x multi instead of 9x on the Q6600, although the G0 OC quite well. It would be a better investment (OCing wise) to buy a better mobo. MSI doesn't make very good OCing mobos.
Hmm, well i apparently i broke my Q6600 + MSI motherboard!! Well my Q6600 doesnt have warranty.. ah well, i got a Q6700 now xP and i RMA'd my MSI motherboard, they want 2 months for replace/repair!!! So i thought.. ok il buy a different one and sell that on ebay whn i get it back So i bought a ASUS P5Q Pro (P45) motherboard, which i got today.. Chose it after seeing a good few reviews about it on the net.. And was within my budget. So il try it out this evening =) Hopefully it'll overclock better than my MSI!!