Problem overclocking Q6600
I have a P5Q Pro m/b .. and this Q6600 is a version 'gaurenteed' to run at 3.30GHz .....
I recently just bought a new CPU cooler, which works great .. temperatures are good, not a problem.
Before I just had a stock cooler, and overclocked the CPU for the hell of it .. slowly al the way up to 3.30GHz, no adjusting anything and all seemed well .. obviously it was hot, but they were idle, so it was ok. That was a while ago.
Since, Ive reformatted my computer and whatnot, stuck on new cooler, try overclocking and doesn't go well at all (there's no possibility of affecting the overclocking by damaging the CPU whilst trying to install the cooler is there? I doubt it at all, but just a thought .. we all press hard on it ^^)
So now, I'm using AI Suite to overclock .. it goesto 2.6, 2.8 and 2.9GHz no problem .. but if I try and get it up to 3 .. it dies before it can load up .. blue screen which encounters an error, restarts and whatever. I've tried adjusting the DRAM frequency so that it's always either slightly above or slightly beow 1000MHz (PC-8000) .. tried adjusting the CPU coltage from 1.3 to 1.425 .. to no avail. WHY WHY has it decided to become like this? It worked before! This is GAURENTEED to run at 3.30 ... my arse.
Edit: I aso try adjusting it from BIOS too.
Asus P5Q PRO | Intel Q6600, 3.40GHz | Core-Contact Freezer CPU cooler (36 idle) | (2x2)Gb Skillz DDR2 @ 978MHz | Radeon 4870 1Gb | Raptor 10K rpm 74Gb | Windows Vista x64 |