I have always been able to overclock my e6750 (G0 stepping) from 2.66 GHz to at least 3.4 GHz easily without a hitch. Recently I decided to put my drives into RAID 0 from the BIOS. Everything working fine...I'm running Vista x64. But this caused my BIOS to reset to default settings and since then, whenever I try to bump up my frequency even my as little as 10 MHz, the BIOS resets and no OC is implemented. I have never had a problem overclocking and this is a little disappointing. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
edit: motherboard is actually a gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
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Recently I decided to put my drives into RAID 0 from the BIOS.
You CAN'T use RAID on the P35-DS3L. Are you talking about ACHI?
I selected RAID in the bios (as opposed to ACHI) and when I start up it says "RAID0 (striping)" Status: Normal Member Disks...(it lists them and continues)
I have an ICH9 chipset...and, unless I am horribly mistaken, I am using RAID
^Ahhh.... I thought so. Any ways, have you tried clearing CMOS?
Yeah I've done it multiple times to no avail.
Have you tried updating BIOS?
yep... updated and reverted a few times
Try un-doing the RAID and see. Would you happen to have a spare HDD? If so you could disconnect the RAID array and install Vista/XP on the new drive and see if it will let you OC.
nope no spare hard drive...but I can tell you it was working before when I didn't have the drives in RAID. The bios resets when it's on the memory testing part of the boot-up. Usually it says "Memory tes" and then when it's done it says "Memory Testing: 2xxxxxxx kb", but it cuts out before the second part appears.
OK so I figured out that it wouldn't boot when I had an external drive plugged in....thats it. I can't explain it.