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cant overclock asus a5n-d at all, advice please?

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Nov 4, 2009
hey guys i was wondering if you could offer any helpful advice to me.
i have made a new rig, salvaging some parts from my old one, and am wishing to oc it to juice a bit more preformance out of it. i have very minimal expirence overclocked before this, but ive read a bunch of forums so i have a fairly good idea of what the process was, or so i thought.

ive got a q9400, asus p5n-d and some fairly budget ram (the manufacturing name escapes me now it, was stolen from a dell 530s), 667 ddr2 4x1gig, 5-5-5-12.

i just cant seem to overclock this ******* at all. things run fine stock, but when i go into the jumper settings in the bios (i believe im running the latest revision as well 1101) and push the fsb past 1333, even 1 mhz past, linked or unlinked, my system will not boot. i can here it cycling up, but i never get any video out of it.

i have tried increasing the cvore voltages,nb, dram ht a bit and then pushing the fsb past 1333, and im still getting no love.

i was wondering if anyone could offer up some help to me. maybe there is something really simple setting that i am missing here in the bios, anyways much thanks everyone.


Nov 5, 2009
what's the stock FSB speed? and has your CPU voltage gone above 1.3625v


Oct 5, 2008
Cumbria (UK)
Well I will let you know now that I'm a experianced overclocker. I also have a Asus P5N-D that won't overclock my Q9650 even 1mhz!!!! I've had a E5200 @ 4Ghz on this board and a dual core celly heavily overclocked. Seems like this board just doesn't like the 45nm Quads! :(