My problem is whenever I try to overclock it, my PC will not POST. It powers on and all my fans run, but nothing appears on the screen. I have to reset the CMOS to get it POST. I adjust the CPU frequency to overclock since the multiplier is locked. I have tried 250MHz, 230MHz, 225MHz and even 210MHz, (Default is 200MHz x 14 = 2.8GHz). I have a Corsair H60 WaterCooler, Corsair XMS3-DDR3 1333 RAM, and XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB. I was wondering if it might be my RAM is overclocking to much. Default is 6.6 x whatever the CPU base frequency is. Should I drop that to 5.x or 4.x even? I really want to squeeze more performance out of my chip.
idle temperature is not important, but fulload used as a benchmark when the test temperature stability, and i can't see your mobo(your link is Bad) ... just for safely OC if raise FSB over 220 you must drop RAM ratio to 1066(500)
I did what you said and dropped the RAM speed down, it posted and I thought it was gonna work fine, then I was informed that BOOTMGR IMAGE is Corrupted and Windows cannot boot. So I restarted the PC and it wouldn't post. Had to reset the CMOS again to get it POST and it booted fine after that.