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 SolvedBeginner need help with overclocking Forum SolvedOverclocking Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Help! Forum Solvednew to overclocking please help... Forum Solvedoverclocking help request Forum SolvedHelp with overclocking Forum SolvedOverclocking Help (athlon 760K) Forum Solvedoverclocking cpu question. HELP!!!! Forum SolvedOverclocking Help Please. Forum Solvedi need help overclocking my AMD athlon ii x2 260 3.2Ghz Forum SolvedOver-Clocking Help Needed! Forum SolvedHelp Overclocking 6800k Past 4.8Ghz, Thoughts? Forum SolvedGtx 670 Overclocking Help Forum SolvedHELP Noob at overclocking with new Rig. Forum SolvedSoliciting Help in Overclocking R9 270X Forum SolvedWill vrm heatsinks help overclocking Forum SolvedOverclocking with AMD Overdrive help! Forum SolvedOverclocking ram/memory help. Forum SolvedNeed CPU overclocking help Forum Solvedhelp overclocking fx-6300 Forum Solvedneed help overclocking (first time) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !