i just bought a q9550 from newegg to replace my e6400, and i cant get it to overclock more then 3ghz. i am pretty noobish when it comes to oc ing, but i was able to get my e6400 to 2.8. when i try to go past 3ghz with the q9550 the computer wont even start. even at 3ghz i get errors and blue screens during heavy gaming. during a prime95 test i get errors on three of the cores. i have tried uping the voltage by small increments and it doesn't change anything.
could it be my board? or a bad cpu? or am i just missing something obvious
my board is a ga-p35-ds3l, ram 2x2gb gskill ddr2 1066