View Full Version : q6600 quad overclock, plz help (G0 version)
03-03-2008, 07:35 PM
i need help overclocking my 2.67ghz q6600 further, to at least 3ghz.
as one of the members stated that the q6600 at that frequency is the bottleneck to the lack of the full performance of the 2x 8800gt. i agree.
so i have this asus mobo, and its p5n-d model, supposedly 750i model.
and it has AI overclocking already built with increments of 5,10,15, and 20%.
since i dont know how to overclock, i use the AI. i have it on 10%. if i set it to 15%, it wont post. it turns on, then just starts showing vista logo loading screen, then just resets, and tells me to start windows normally, and other options. 20% obviously doesnt post either.
i have a 750w power supply..em, 4 gigs ram at 800mhz, and 8800gt.
so i dunno how to overclock manually.
do you think if it doesnt post with automatic AI of 15%, then there is no use of manually overclocking since it will tell me the same thing? i also have stock cooling, but the cpu runs very cold actually. around 40C on web browsing, listeing to media player, and liek typing in word. during gaming its maybe 50.
so i thought heat wouldnt be an issue. it was 40C at stock speeds, and still 40C at 2.67ghz.
well if you dont want to assisst me in writing a long essay on how to overclock, thats fine. can you find me some good sites maybe? i tried, and they were unsuccessful lol.
Thanks mucho for any advice, hints, or whatever!
I learn :)
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03-03-2008, 08:12 PM
I think your issue is probably heat. The standard heatsinks that intel gives you are not really meant for much overclocking. Maybe a little if that but not a lot they can't dissipate heat fast enough. I think if you are gonna want to overclock you should look into a differnt heatsink and fan or maybe watercooling if you want to give that a shot.
03-03-2008, 08:43 PM
thanks a lot man for looking at this thread, i will try to invest in some bigger heatsink.
before i do that, you dont think its my mobo or anything do u? everything is stable, nothing is mulfunctioning. bios is at default, well 10% OC anyway.
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03-04-2008, 03:49 AM
After doing some quick research, it sounds like a lot of people are having the same problem with this board. Since the board is relatively new, you can try looking your MB up on the ASUS site and see if there is a BIOS update, however there may not be one. Typically these updates allow for more stable overclocking. OCing via the BIOS is your best bet, and typically yields better results than the AI programs.
I don't work with Intel boards very often, so I scrounged up some pictures I may be able to use to help.
The first step is to get familiar with the BIOS. When you boot up your computer just pop into the BIOS and take a look a round. I'm not absolutely certain where these menus are located on Intel boards but try and see if you can locate them.
Now take a look at the first one. Settings should go as follows:
Leave everything in the menu in the second image as you see it in the image. You need not change these unless you are getting blue screens or are not booting, or are planning on seriously getting into overclocking.
For the third image, you will probably see the same thing when you go in there, and if not, change FSB Memory Clock Mode to Unlinked. Now go down to FSB (QDR) MHz. You are aiming at 3.0GHz so set this to 1333. The idea behind the FSB is that you take whatever speed you are wanting in MHz (GHz = 1000 MHz) and divide it by 9 (the multiplier). Then you multiply that number by 4, and you have your FSB. So 3000 / 9 = 333, and 333 x 4 = 1333.
Now when you exit the BIOS, normally F10, it will ask you to save. Hit Y, then enter. Your computer will (hopefully) reboot. But before you load into windows, go back into the BIOS and find the temperature control menu. This will show your processors temperature in its native state, without load. Typically you don't want that reading to go above 75*C. Watch this reading for a while and if it remains stable, go on the the next few instructions. If it is not stable, go back to your FSB and set it back to 1066 (default 2.4GHz) or the 1190 you have it at. You do not want to overheat anything.
If you are uncomfortable with the temperature readings, say it's in the 50's or 60's *C, then see if you have an option to manually set your heatsink fan speed. Typically you can do it as it hits a certain temperature, or just have it at a constant speed, say 65%. This can drop temperatures and provide a little more stable overclock. Once you are happy with the temps, save and reboot.
Now when you are in Windows, try downloading a program called CoreTemp. This will provide readings of the temperature of your CPU and will also create a log file for you (log filing can be turned off). I would also recommend a program called Prime95. This is a good program to test overclocks because it will push your system to limits. In Prime95, go to Options>Torture Test>Blend. This will test your CPU as well as your RAM. Watch CoreTemp as the test runs. It typically takes an hour or two. This is where the logging of CoreTemp comes in handy. Try not to get past that 75*C mark. If your system blue screens or automatically restarts during this test, it is a sign of instability. You should go back to your BIOS and reset the FSB to a known good setting, or in between the target setting and the last known good setting. Repeat the test and watch your temps.
The process can be tedious, but the results outway the work involved, at least in my opinion. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
03-04-2008, 04:08 AM
thanks so much avalanche, especially for posting pics so i can get a general idea. that was really good!:)
i will try as u said, and deff will get back.
thanks again ppl!
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03-05-2008, 04:27 PM
ok, im back
so i tried to set the settings just u said avalanche.
i set fsb to 1333, and unlinked ram.
and restarted. it says system halted. what does that mean?
i gave it a few more tries, and i just quickly went into bios before it could tell me the message. i let the comp run in the bios for about 10 mins. the cpu temps is 50C. i dont think thats very bad at all with stock cooling. although if i resume it, it halts.
what do you think could be another problem? i cant say that the motherboard is very cheap. it cost me 160 dollars, so i would hope it has some potential or something.
please write back ppl, thanks ppl! :)
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03-05-2008, 09:38 PM
Did you reset it back to where you had it and make sure that it worked again. I assume so saying that you were able to post results.
Now is where you go up from the 1190 FSB you had it at. Try 1242 (2.8Ghz) and see if that works.
03-05-2008, 10:01 PM
hey avalanche. yea it tried going lower and lower away from 1333. i have mine at 1147fsb. even if i try 1150 it still doesnt post. 1147 is AI's 10% auto overclock sooo..
i went on asus's website to look for a new bios.
they have this one bios 0302, the description clearly states that it improves stability with cpu overclocking. now i dont know maybe my bios is already that one? i dont even know what bios i have, i dont even know where to look for that. the bios screen dont tell me what bios version it is. soo
and im kinda scared flashing the bios. is it easy?
thanks for replies man! :)
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03-06-2008, 06:31 PM
Yes I would recommend getting that BIOS. I did look it up as well and here are the links you should use.
The BIOS: http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5N-D/P5ND0304.zip
The Flash Utility: http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AWDFLASH132.zip
Now make sure you unzip them to the same location. I find the desktop to be an easy spot. Run AWDFLASH.exe and it should automatically detect your board. It may ask you to locate the .BIN file. If so, point it to where you have it on your desktop. If it finds the .BIN file automatically, great, then it will update automatically. Once it's done it should restart your PC. If not, do so yourself. Reboot into Windows to make sure it works correctly. Then try the steps I had above.
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