I recently upgraded from my e6600 Core2Duo to a Q8400 Core2Quad. Using the same motherboard, fan, and everything, I figured I could over clock my Q8400 from 2.66 (stock) to at least 3.3 because I had OCed the e6600 from 2.4 (stock) to 3.4 with just a big typhoon CPU fan. I reset the jumpers on the motherboard to clear the CMOS, and rebooted the machine, but now if I touch any setting on the CPU in the bios (trying to overclock it) the machine won't boot. I have no idea what is going on. I can't even get it to boot at 2.7 even though stock is just 2.66 . I figured updating the bios might help but BFG no longer makes motherboards and there's no easy way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?
How do I know if my processor is Yorkfield? I don't remember which one I purchased. I recently got it to boot at stock speeds and now I'm having a bitch of a time trying to get it to be stable at 3.2 Ghz with a 400 FSB .
Used CPU Z yeah it is a Yorkfield. Ugh. Why is it booting at all then if its not supported?