Q6600 on Asrock 4CoreTwins OC wall problem

gazdag6

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Morning all, I am fairly new to the OC process, but I have been reading tons and tons and I think I am at a point where I am just not sure where to go next. I can not get OCCT or Prime to run longer than 5 seconds give or take. I can run 3d Vantage and Mark with out issues and it has been stable all day like this.

My set up is:
Ram- 4GB (2X2GB) Patriot EPP 6400LL Series 800MHZ O/C to 926 on 5-5-5-15 2T @ 2.20V, CPUID shows the 926Mhz with 4:5 FSB:DRAM

CPU- Q6600 2400 O/C to 3340 idle 34 degress according to core temp (Stepping B3 Rev G0) Can't run a load to see what the loaded temps are , but CPUID shows 3340 -371 Bus 1484FSB @ 1.488V

Mobo- Asrock 4CoreTwins P35 Bios 1.40 w/ Water Cooled - Swiftech 220 Kit

Bios settings-
RAM- 5-5-5-15 @ 2.20V
CPU- 371 CPU Freq 1.50 CPU Voltage
NB/SB/VTT all set to Auto.

I have played with voltages for a while now.
I had to losen my RAM from 4-4-4-12. To get it to boot properly. Ran MemTest for 2 hours straight with out errors.

but no matter what it wont run a stable test past 2.9Ghz. I can boot fine, and I can use the PC fine, just not sure why none of the tests support the over clock. I can drop core volts to 1.48 and I get the same results.. any ideas? I would like to think I should be able to run at 3.3 or even higher given my temps. My goal is 3.4Ghz

Any advice / replies are appreciated.

Thanks!

Test results from OCCT shows
Core One temp goes from 37 down to 33 in a minute the load shown while tested started at 46% and went backwards???
Core Two temp went from 35 to 33
Core Three temp stayed at 25
Core Four temp stayed at 25
Vcore went from 1.46 to 1.49
3.3V shows 3.24 steady
5.0V shows 5.04 steady
12V shows 12.7X steady

I am not sure what I am missing here.
 

bobbknight

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No luck at hardware canucks eh? Lol I could not resist that.
Bump up the cpu voltage a bit more and see if you can get a more stable oc.
The Asrock boards are not the best base for an oc rig.
If you can uncouple the the ram from the freq of the cpu do that and run the ram at a bit of a slower speed.
I have my Q6600 at 3.2oc without any trouble on a DFI P965 board.
Personally I try to keep my cpu and ram at the lowest voltage that I can with the highest oc that is stable.
You may be able to get your rig to 3.4oc, but you might also kill a cpu or ram in the process.
But hey good luck.
 

gazdag6

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I can bump it to 1.5 but I am not sure if I should go any higher even if it is on water. I can try to lower the FSB and test again.

Yeah I posted there, but no replies, so I figured I would try here. I got alot of my information from these boards.

Thanks for the replies.
 

V3NOM

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yeah sorry to burst your bubble but Asrocks suck at ocing... sure they got some nice features and the company is very innovative but the BIOS options really are quite terrible :(
 

gazdag6

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I am seeing that now, but I guess I can be satisfied at 3.1. I'll save up for a different mobo and replace it within a couple months.

Thanks for the replies!