Hey guys. I'm running into some trouble. I'm trying to Overclock my Q6600 on my Nforce 780i mobo with the updated bios. After configuring many different clock speeds, I will go through the rest of my settings as I normally would, except when I save and exit, upon the reboot I get a long beep, followed by another reboot which doesn't include any of my saved overclock settings, and often times it will ask me to load bios defaults.
This is essentially my first time overclocking, and if anyone here has experience with overclocking the Q6600, I would greatly appreciate any advice. I really want to pull 3.4ghz out of it.
Update: I fixed my long beep. Memory speeds were wrong. However, I can only get a stable run up to 3 ghz, which is much lower than I anticipated. It's probably because I leave the voltages on auto. Can anyone recommend safe voltages to clock up to 3.4 ghz?
Ok, after several tries I could not get it to boot past windows. I never got to my desktop. Setting my cpu to 3.6 ghz and leaving ram and 800 seems to cause instability. I tried multiple voltage settings. 1.45, and about 5 presets under it. None of them allowed me to get past loading windows.
Edit: I have no idea what the VID they're referring to is.
The VID is the voltage that the CPU chip programs the motherboard power regulator to produce. It is sort of the "stock" voltage for that particular chip.
My Q6600 VID is 1.2625 volts - about average. It will run at 3.6 GHz in an EP45-UD3P at 1.42 volts with a TRUE/S-Flex SFF21F in an Antec 900 case. 24 hour Prime 95 stable, load temps 61 - 66 C. CPU hits a brick wall at 3.65 GHz. 3.65 GHz works. 3.66 GHz doesn't.