Help getting past overclock barrier.

April 8, 2012 at 13:23:10
Specs: Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Q6600 process/ 4 GB DDR2 RAM

Hi,

I am trying to overclock my Intel Q6600 to 3.0 MHz (stock is 2.4 MHz). I have an ECS G31T-M motherboard (cheap, not a lot of OC options, can't change multiplier, can't customize voltage).

I have stepped up my processor speed incrementally from 266 MHz to 306 MHz and the computer works fine. At next step (316 MHz), computer will not boot. What is likely the problem and how can I get around it?

Thanks!


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#1
April 8, 2012 at 14:06:28

The problem is almost certainly the voltage. If you can't change that I would say that you have discoverd your upper limit. Even that may not be stable over a protacted time period.

If you want to stick with that m/b you'll just have to live with its limitations.


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#2
April 8, 2012 at 14:43:48

I kind of suspected that. Thanks for the info!

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