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 SolvedNeed CPU overclocking help Forum Solvedhelp overclocking fx-6300 Forum Solvedneed help overclocking (first time) Forum SolvedOverclocking i7 2600k help needed Forum Solved[Build Help] Upgrading Gaming PC AMD 955 to i5-4690k (overclocking as well) // need help deciding few things before I buy!!! Forum SolvedWould overclocking my gtx 460 help with Planetside 2 performance Forum SolvedOverclocking help? FX-8350 Forum SolvedNeed Help - Overclocking and Cooling 4770K Forum SolvedOverclocking help on Gigabyte Z97 Forum SolvedHelp on Overclocking with AI Charger Please Forum SolvedFx-6300 Overclocking Help Forum SolvedGPU Overclocking Help? Forum SolvedIntel Pentium g3258 overclocking, help! Forum SolvedFirst Time Overclocking Help! AMD FX-8120 Forum Solvedhelp overclocking FSB Forum SolvedNeed help with overclocking the Pentium G3258 Forum SolvedFirst time overclocking on an R9 270 and I need a little noob help. Forum SolvedHelp Overclocking Clarkdale i5 Forum Solved9500 gt overclocking help! Forum SolvedNeed help with overclocking. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !