alcOre Posted December 9, 2008 Posted December 9, 2008 (edited) Hi, Complete nub here. Friend was trying to help me OC my new mobo/cpu, but I can barely barely overclock it before I can't even post. He says I should be able to get much higher numbers and still be stable. Motherboard : Asus P5QC CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Family 6 Model F Stepping B Revision G0 Memory : 1 GB DDR2 Kingston KVR667D2 Power Supply : 500W CPU Cooler : OCZ Vanquisher The default CPU Frequency is 266. I can't go above 280. Anything higher than that and my computer won't even post. It won't even display my video card bios/rom. I have to restart my computer twice so that it resets it so I can change my frequency back to 280. At 280 CPU Frequency, my CPU temp is 20 and system temp is 25 (idle.) I'm confused. I see lots of people getting much much higher settings without any problem. My friend said even with the stock cpu cooler I should be able to get it higher than 280. Any help would be appreciated. I built this system with video transcoding in mind, and would like to squeeze out more performance from the Q6600, which my friend said is a great cost-effective cpu for overclocking. Any insight as to why I'm not able to go any higher than 280 would be much appreciated. Maybe I should purchase a better motherboard? I don't think that's it though since I have read topics with people oc'ing using the P5QC and the Q6600. Edited December 9, 2008 by alcOre Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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