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: ForumHelp CPU Overclocking I7 3770K/GPU Overclock ForumHelp overclocking Intel Q6600 on a EVGA nForce 750i Board ForumHelp with AMD overclocking ForumLooking for help on overclocking my laptop ForumAmd a6 3420m overclocking help ForumHELP ! Overclocking the i5-2500k ForumHELP cant loggin after overclocking ForumOverclocking /Performance Help ForumHelp with overclocking ForumOverclocking Help ! ForumHelp overclocking 6770 Sapphire Vapor-x ForumHelp 3570k overclocking !! ForumNeed help with overclocking Core 2 Duo E8500 ForumI need some help WITH I7 3820 Overclocking ... ForumHelp Overclocking my new system ForumNeed help overclocking on msi-g46! ForumHELP ! overclocking my ram ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumHelp Overclocking Phenom II x4 3.0 ghz with asus m4a79 deluxe motherboard ForumHelp with overclocking E8400 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !