MSI P55-GD85 with I5 750

I have read numerous articles as well as suggestions on overclocking. I am stepping the cpu to raise clock speed, setting voltages, adjusting memory clocks and still I am unable to manually oc this system beyond what the OC genie onboard button will do. I have searched for info and guides specific for this motherboard and is been frustrating to say the least. I just want to do this manually to try to raise the clock speed beyond 3.6 ghz and possibly lower my temps. 40c no load, 55-70c on full load. I have seen many other systems with higher clocks and temps lower. I cant figure out why I am unable to get this right. Maybe I am just overlooking something simple, but with all the settings this board provides for overclocking, I feel overwhelmed. I hate the fact I spent the money I did and all I can do is get better results with the Overclock Genie button the board provides. If anyone has a guide or any experience with this board please let me know. Thanks

1st System-Windows 7 / Ubuntu / I5-750@ 3.6 Ghz / MSI P55-GD85 / 4 GB Corsair 1600 Mhz / XFX Radeon 5850 / Silverstone Element 750 watt PSU / Cooler Master CM690 II advanced case with Hyper 212 plus / 1 TB Caviar Black

2nd System- Windows XP / AMD xp 2600@ 2.2Ghz / Asus A7N8X / 1.5 gb Kingston PC3200 / 3-150 gb Maxtor IDE / MSI Video Capture Card / XFX 7600 GS /
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  1. Actually I figured it out. I didn't turn of Turbo. EIST, and C states. Once I did, everything worked out. My memory is stable at 1800mhz and cpu is 3.6ghz manually and lowered my temps by 10c . I am stoked.

    1st System-Windows 7 / Ubuntu / I5-750@ 3.6 Ghz / MSI P55-GD85 / 4 GB Corsair 1600 Mhz / XFX Radeon 5850 / Silverstone Element 750 watt PSU / Cooler Master CM690 II advanced case with Hyper 212 plus / 1 TB Caviar Black

    2nd System- Windows XP / AMD xp 2600@ 2.2Ghz / Asus A7N8X / 1.5 gb Kingston PC3200 / 3-150 gb Maxtor IDE / MSI Video Capture Card / XFX 7600 GS /
  2. Grats on solving it, but you may want to keep EIST and C states on as it does save power. Turbo is the OC killer unless you're doing super crazy OCing.

    I'm curious about your RAM, did you increase the voltage and timings?
  3. I did have to increase the voltage and timings alittle on the corsair memory which I was a bit disappointed in. They were advertised at 1600 Mhz at 1.5v 7-7-7 . Instead I set voltage at 1.6v and 9-9-9 to achieve the 1800 mhz speed.
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