Help with Overclocking Tags: Overclocking Cooling Last response: May 10, 2009 6:54 PM in Overclocking Share assassin1402 May 9, 2009 1:41:50 PM I have a machine that I'm trying to overclock (I'm a beginner at this) but failing miserably and would like any assistance possible: CPU: Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz Motherboard: MSI P43 NEOF-R Cooling System: Artic Cooler and Heat Sink, 2 case fans (front and back) If I increase it even up to 2.5ghz, it falls over (boots up then restarts itself, in a loop) and I have to reset the bios. Below is a screen shot of the current voltage levels with the CPU at native speed: If anyone has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. If you require further screenshots or stats/details, just ask. Many thanks More about : overclocking Maziar a b K Overclocking May 9, 2009 4:33:17 PM You read the OC guide in this section ? Its very useful http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc... jsc a c 197 K Overclocking May 10, 2009 6:54:20 PM And the temperature guide: Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-t... Temperatures look high for and idle temp. Your cooler is sort of mediocre. It's a great economy cooler, but I wouldn't try to push a Q6600 past about 3.2 - 3.3 GHz. And if the picture shows the default setup, you apparently got a chip with a relatively high VID. OTOH, you should be able to reach 3.2 - 3.3 GHz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help CPU Overclocking I7 3770K/GPU Overclock Forum Help overclocking Intel Q6600 on a EVGA nForce 750i Board Forum Help with AMD overclocking Forum Looking for help on overclocking my laptop Forum Amd a6 3420m overclocking help Forum HELP ! Overclocking the i5-2500k Forum HELP cant loggin after overclocking Forum Overclocking /Performance Help Forum Help with overclocking Forum Overclocking Help ! Forum Help overclocking 6770 Sapphire Vapor-x Forum Help 3570k overclocking !! Forum Need help with overclocking Core 2 Duo E8500 Forum I need some help WITH I7 3820 Overclocking ... Forum Help Overclocking my new system Forum Need help overclocking on msi-g46! Forum HELP ! overclocking my ram Forum CPU fan clicking? Forum Help Overclocking Phenom II x4 3.0 ghz with asus m4a79 deluxe motherboard Forum Help with overclocking E8400 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !