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Thread: Q6660 OC issues
07-15-08, 03:30 AM #1
Q6660 OC issues
hi all i am trying to overclock my q6600 to 3ghz i have managed to do it but at ramdom times it refuses to POST i then resets the bois to defaults and then re-overclock and it works or other times it POST then gets into windows i then get blue screen of death and it resets and returns all bios settings to stock i then yet again re do the overclock and it then works and boots in to windows normal could some one help me find the reason why i get this issue i am running 64bit prime95 right now at home on it to check to see for any erros but wont b able to report any thing back untill i finish work at 5.15GMT london i have a few screen shots of CPUID and core temp but wile prime 95 was runing before i left my house the temps were mad like 79c 82c 75c.
can any one help i am new to this stuff do i need to change a setting in the bios or what up the Vcore any thing some help me plaese
those readings of the temps were before i started to run prime95 so ignore themProcessor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping @ 3.01GHz
HDD: Maxtor STM3160215AS 160GB SATAII 7200RPM 2MB Cache - OEM
M/B: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX MotherboardeSATA 8channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Grfx: Asus 8500GT TOP Overclocked Edition 256MB DDR3 DVI VGA TVO PCI-E Graphics Card
RAM: Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2.
PSU: 650W ATX Silent PSU with 12cm fan/dual
Case:I-Cute White UL01 Mid Tower Case With Side Window and 12cm Blue LED Fan
07-15-08, 11:26 AM #2
need a pic with memory and spd tab open, as well you can open cpuz more then once.
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07-17-08, 03:14 AM #3
i have overclocked mine to 3.5 and had no issues on air ran prime 95 for 8 hours and not a problem
07-17-08, 10:48 AM #4
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even so those are some crazy high idle temps, mine is @ 3.1 right now and idles @ around 38° which is high imo load is about 58° and your core voltage is pretty high and so is your vid might just be a sour chip i have found that 1.375 is the sweetspot as far as voltage is concerned for my chip you might try to reseat your hsf and check your air flow?AsRock Z77 Extreme 4*3750K*XFX 7850*8 GB DDR3 1600*600W Corsair PSU
07-17-08, 10:52 AM #5
Maybe your CPU HSF isn't mounted properly? If it is, you should consider some aftermarket cooling.
From the information currently available, I'd take a guess and say running your memory out of spec is what's making the PC fail to POST at times.CPU: Q6600 @ 3.40 Ghz (378x9)
Mobo: Gigabyte X38-DS5
RAM: 4x1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
PSU: HEC 550watt
07-17-08, 11:36 AM #6
Use the following BIOS template to list all of your current settings (this template is from a GA-X38-DQ6 BIOS, but should be similar to the GA-P35C-DS3R)...
MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT) Robust Graphics Booster: CPU Clock Ratio: CPU Host Clock Control: CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) : PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) : C.I.A.2: Performance Enhance : System Memory Multiplier (SPD) Memory Frequency(Mhz): DRAM Timing Selectable : Standard Timing Control CAS Latency Time: : DRAM RAS# to CAS# : DRAM RAS# Precharge : Precharge Delay(tRAS) : Advanced Timing Control ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD) : Rank Write to READ Delay : Write To Precharge Delay : Refresh to ACT Delay : Read To Precharge Delay : tRD : tRD Phase Adjustment : Command to #CS Timing: : Clock Driving and Skew Control CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control : CPU Clock Skew Control : Normal (G)MCH Clock Skew Control : Normal System Voltage Control DDR2 OverVoltage Control : PCI-E OverVoltage Control : FSB OverVoltage Control : (G)MCH OverVoltage Control : MCH Reference Voltage Control : Normal DDR Reference Voltage Control : Normal DDR Termination Voltage Control : Normal CPU GTLREF1 Voltage* : CPU GTLREF2 Voltage* : CPU Voltage Control : Normal CPU Vcore : Advanced Bios Features CPU Multi-Threading Limit CPUID Max to 3 No-Execute Memory Protect CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE) CPU Thermal Monitor 2 CPU EIST Function Virtualization Technology Note: * Items are Hidden press [CTRL] + [F1] from the BIOS main menu to access.