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Q6700 overclock problems

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September 9, 2008 6:23:04 PM

Hi there, I have a problem with my Q6700!

I have the MSI P7 Diamond 780i SLI Motherboard with 4x1GB OCZ1066mhz ram in dual channel. I can't clock past 3ghz and then it becomkes unstable. If I run 3DMark for example the system crashes. Anything over 3ghz then forget it, instant crash. I have heard of these processors reaching 3.2 to 3.4ghz easy. My cooling is ok as I am using an Arctic Freezer and the temps never go over 40deg even at 3ghz.

Any further questions please help as this is very frustrating

Any advice greatly received

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September 9, 2008 6:27:55 PM

I've heard that Nvidia chipset boards for intel cpu's dont offer nearly as good performance as the intel chipsets...might be the chipset thats holding you back...
September 9, 2008 6:54:11 PM



Try increasing the voltage of your ram "normally" 2.1 to 2.2 Volts is safe. I've done this on Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 (2.2v) and Corsair Dominator 1066 5-5-5-15 (2.1v), but i'm not sure about OCZ never had the chance to work with them.

On some occasion (Intel chipset) you need to increase the MCH just a very few volts (0.04v for example) when you have 4 DIMMS to have a stable system it happened to me with a abit IP35-Pro. Don't know about nvidia chipset

Good luck
September 10, 2008 1:52:31 AM

i had the same problem with the q6700 and i solved it by raising the northbridge voltage. try it out. i now have a stable overclock at 3.4 ghz
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