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Need help overclock Q6600 to 3 ghz +

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August 1, 2010 7:42:27 PM

Hopefully i am providing all the info to knock this out pretty quickly.
Currently i am running this system....

Motherboard
ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600

Video Card
EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Memory (x2) 4 gig total
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804

Cooling unit
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

I run my games pretty good (Aion) until i get into massive PvP battles, FPS drops from about 50-60 down to 4-10 which makes things really difficult to compete. I am looking to upgrade and get things fixed to run better. Also i am currently using windows xp if that makes a difference, I know its not a 64 bit system and plan to swap to windows 7 64 bit soon. But need some help and suggestions to make performance better and massive PvP playable.

I can set it to 1333 mhz and it acts like its starting fine but restarts itself when it begins to load windows.

FSB memory clock mode set at unlinked, mem DDR is set at 800. Any other info needed to come to a conclusion? Left voltage settings all to auto, wasn't sure about changing them so I'm sure that may be the problem. Should i be looking to increase VCore Voltage, Memory Voltage, NB Core Voltage, or VCore offset Voltage, those are the options I have under Advanced>Voltage Control

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August 1, 2010 7:51:31 PM

This should be your first stop.
Core2 Overclocking Guide
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-over...

Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend. If you can't find anything, google something like "680i overclock" - same basic chipset.

Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Set your memory to "Linked" and at stock frequency, set your memory clock to 533 MHz. FSB freq should be 266 MHz, FSB clock should be 1066 MHz.

You should be able to run at 3.0 GHz with the stock cooler and little if any CPU voltage increase.
August 5, 2010 9:28:50 PM

I tried but i can't seem to get it to load into windows. i'm so confused with this tried everything i can think of and all the guides. maybe my bios just sucks and doesn't want to overclock.
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