I used to have an Intel Dg35ec ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) But had to replace it because USB stopped working on it totally. With that board, I used to overclock the processor till 2960mhz. totally stable with SetFSB . With my new board, Using Asus' Easy OC tuner, (Software used to overclock and control fans from windows) I can't overclock over 2.7Ghz with the multiplier set to 9 and basically just changing the FSB but not the voltage.
Anything higher than 2.7 Ghz gives a BSOD just like anything higher than 2.96 did with my old board.
Thanks a lot. I hope someone can help, I understand I will not be able to overclock much with this aging hardware and stock cooling, but I should atleast be able to reach 2.8-3 Ghz? Thanks again.
Ok, Well i have a Core 2 Duo E4500 Which On My Previous Mobo (MSI 945GC) Overclocked To 2.75 Ghz Wuite Easily! (250 x 11). But Then Recently That mobo wouldnt boot(Bios chip problem), so i got a new motherboard, i.e the
Asrock G31M-S R2.0 and i couldnt go over 235 x 11 = 2.585 Ghz! Anything after that gave a BSOD!
The Asrock Program Showed That I Was At The Maximum(In That Meter).. I Tried Bios Overclocking And Asrock OC Tuner To No Avail!
I think its a problem with the motherboard or the chipsets (G31 And G41 Aren't great overclockers as i read)