So I recently installed a Q6600 in a system with a BIOSTAR TP43D-A7 motherboard.
At first it worked fine. Then I tried to overclock it to 2.8-3.0GHz, and the system locked up and refused to post.
After several tries at restarting the computer with no success, I took out the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS.
After that, it booted up successfully, but it can't load up the OS. I can go into BIOS settings, etc, but it doesn't boot after that.
It successfully loads past the BIOS screen, and hangs on the screen that shows the mobo-monitored hardware info. It just gets stuck there without going into the OS. I've checked the settings to make sure my HDD with the OS is the primary boot configuration.
Q6600 + Biostar TP43D-A7 mobo with 2008 BIOS
OCZ 500watt PSU
4GB DDR2 800MHz Corsair RAM
ATI 5770 1GB
1x 320GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD with Windows Vista 64bit as the OS