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cathal ferry Mar 31, 2008, 06:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I recently bought an intel core 2 quad q6600 with an asus striker extreme motherboard,
The problem i have is that i want to gt the q6600 to 3ghz but when i try to overclock it to a fsb of 1333mhz or 333mhz*9 cpu multiplier the system wont boot up. i have tried to change the voltages but its not stable, The in built utility in the striker extreme will allow it to be overclocked by up to 20%, The only setting that works for me is a 15% overclock but i want to manually set it to 3ghz, Does anyone have this mobo or can you guys give me some advice? Thanks
by the way the cpu has the G0 stepping, im using a thermaltake toughpower 750watt modular, 4gb ddr2 pc8000 1000mhz ocz platinum, nvidia 8800ultra and an akasa evo cpu coooler.


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cathal ferry Apr 01, 2008, 05:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
I managed to get the cpu overclocked to 3ghz using 1333mhz fsb or 9*333 and i disbaled all spread spectrum controls as well as set the timings for the ram to 5-5-5-15-2
the cpu vcore to 1.350v, 1.2vht to 1.55v, cpu vtt to 1.55v, North chipset 1.55v ,south chipset 1.55v, ddr to 2.1v. These settings which i tried which were used by a guy on the net enable my machine to boot a 3ghz, Then before booting into to vista i pick a boot method i just start windows normally a blank black screen and then it restarts, it is still unstable i tried loads of voltage settings, the ones i find which make most difference are the chipset voltages. too high fail to boot to low fail to boot. Does anyone know what i could do?

_MD_ Apr 01, 2008, 10:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
I used to have striker extreme with E6600 and were able to boot at 3.5GHz no probs...
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8356/md10704338me6.jpg

What kind of cooling do you have?
And remember, since Q6600 doesn't have an unlocked multipler, you will have to be running higher FSB. Higher FSB means taht voltages throughout the system have to be increased - especially NB.

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cathal ferry Apr 01, 2008, 11:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
I have an akasa evo blue cpu cooler http://www.akasa.co.uk/ its the ak922. i have cpu core at 1.350v and the NB at 1.55v it boots but not into windows.

cathal ferry Apr 02, 2008, 01:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
I can get the clock 1333 or 333mhz*9. it shows 3ghz, i changed the ram voltage to 2.4v and it went past the boot problem and started booting but when it was nearly finished it restarted. i then tried changing the ram voltage to 2.425 same thing happens, then changed it to 2.450 and nothing, i thin the timings are affecting this, it seems stable at 6 6 6 20, but still, cpu core voltage is 1.2875v, anyone got any ideas,
the ram is pc8500 ocz platinum 1000mhz running unlinked with the cpu @ a frequency of 800mhz, im confused nearly boots, i seem to be almost there but further tweking is required,

_MD_ Apr 02, 2008, 03:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Either give more juice to the cpu (play up to 1.5V... but at 1.5 you should be able to pull 3.6ghz out of that 6600) or check if it's not overheating.
Remember, there is no identical overclock, so your personal settings are achieved by trial and error.
As for the ram, it should do just fine at 5-5-5-12 at 2.4V. Even 850mhz 4-4-4-4 at 2.0V, but you will experiment upon the system boot

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cathal ferry Apr 02, 2008, 04:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
My cpu's temps are core 1= 44 core 2=43 core 3=43 c ore 4=42 (degrees celcius)
the +12v is reading 11.77v in the bios, the +5v is 4.97v and the +3.3v is 3.23v. should this make a difference. What about that ram it is 1000mhz should i run it at 800 or 1000, mobo's default is 800.

Meats_Of_Evil Apr 02, 2008, 06:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
You should update to the latest bios. Disabale Speedstep, SpreadSpectrum and the other utilities that underclock the cpu when in standby mode. Also try overclocking with your memory unlinked to the FSB.

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cathal ferry Apr 02, 2008, 07:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
My god, what a difference, updating the bios from 1305 to the new 1505 version made a huge difference, overclocked to 3ghz first time without changing anything except c1e, and thermal and the ddr voltage. Thank for all your help, im gonna tweak this thing more.
ANYONE HAVING TROUBLE OVERCLOCKING WITH A BOARD THATS MEANT TO BE GOOD AT OVERCLOCKING SHOULD UPDATE THE BIOS. IT WORKS
Or just ask the helpful guys here, thanks guys

Clemence Mlambo Apr 20, 2008, 01:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Can I have a download link to this BIOS 1505 or higher for the Striker Extreme. My email is clemencemlambo@YAHOO.CO.UK

please !!!!


cathal ferry said:
My god, what a difference, updating the bios from 1305 to the new 1505 version made a huge difference, overclocked to 3ghz first time without changing anything except c1e, and thermal and the ddr voltage. Thank for all your help, im gonna tweak this thing more.
ANYONE HAVING TROUBLE OVERCLOCKING WITH A BOARD THATS MEANT TO BE GOOD AT OVERCLOCKING SHOULD UPDATE THE BIOS. IT WORKS
Or just ask the helpful guys here, thanks guys


_MD_ Apr 20, 2008, 12:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Clemence Mlambo said:
Can I have a download link to this BIOS 1505 or higher for the Striker Extreme. My email is clemencemlambo@YAHOO.CO.UK


Dude, you don't know how to use asus website???

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Clemence Mlambo Apr 20, 2008, 12:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Offcourse I know how do you think i am posting on this site? It's not listed on their BIOS site. Most beta BIOSes are not posted. For example I am using 1504 which Sky Liu from ASUS Taiwan sent to me direct and it's not their website

You understand now?

happy camper Apr 30, 2008, 06:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
im also not sure where this 1505 bios is
not seeing bios 1505 on asus download page for striker extreme?

im currently using 1504 i got from a member on here
still my Q6600 isnt overclocking that great and it is watercooled
very disapointed with this board

tom cauley Aug 31, 2009, 02:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 01, 2009, 01:51am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Hi Cathal,

I understand that there should have been a CD with my Striker extreme that had utilities that would allow me to overclock from within windows. I did not get the CD and can't seem to find it anywhere either with Asus or Voodoo. Did you use such software? Do you know where I can get the CD or download this overclocking program?

Thanks,
Tom

Shawn Langley Aug 31, 2009, 05:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
http://support.asus.com
Click downloads on the right and lookup your motherboard...its under utilities "AI Booster" I think it was....although most people will overclock from the bios id recommend you do the same.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/nvidia_system_tools_6.05_uk.html
Nvidia system tools should also do the same job having a quick look......

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cathal ferry Aug 31, 2009, 06:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 06:06pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Hi, you should overclock from the bios as shawn said, the AI booster is pretty crummy and so is the nvidia program.

cathal ferry Aug 31, 2009, 06:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
To be honest, I gave up on the striker cause its not really a stable board. A lot of people including me have had problems with it. Tell me how you get on anyway Tom. Hope you get better results than me.

tom cauley Sep 01, 2009, 01:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Thanks very much. I'll look there

tom cauley Sep 01, 2009, 01:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 01, 2009, 01:50am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
Thanks very much Cathal. I've never done this before so I've been holding off for a long time because I'm kinda chicken. I've had a lot of problems with this Voodoo computer and have had to send it back 3 times and it's still not totally fixed. I want to bitr the bullet though and give this overclocking a go. I just don't know all the steps which is why I thought the windows program would be helpful. Sounds like I'd better do it from the BIOS though and I will report back.

tom cauley Sep 05, 2009, 04:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
cathal ferry said:
To be honest, I gave up on the striker cause its not really a stable board. A lot of people including me have had problems with it. Tell me how you get on anyway Tom. Hope you get better results than me.


OK so far I've only been able to do it with AiBooster. It's because of my incompetance with the BIOS. I keep looking on the internet to se how everyone else did it but they either have a different mobo or their BIOS screens look different and I can't seem to find the right settings to change. I'll just keep trying.

With AiBooster I've increased by 17% to about 2808mhz. If I choose the 20% setting which is the highest one it will boot into Vista but then freeze and I have to use the power button to shut down and go into the BIOS and undo the 20%. I am able to use the 15% option and then tweak it up to 17% which is about the highest I've gone. I keep reading about and seeing Youtube videos where people are getting up to 4000 with the q6600 but I'm just too thick to inderstand all they are doing. From what I'm reading this is a great processor for overclocking but as you said maybe it's not the best mobo.

Shawn Langley Sep 06, 2009, 05:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus striker extreme overclocking with c2q q6600
I think you are going about this overclocking thing the wrong way..... are you using the standard OC options of percentages under the AI thing?

You need to be looking into FSB and multipliers (cpu ratio) it gets a little complex from here with a million bits in between but the basic jist....turn off speed step and thermal throttling and lock the multiplier in at 9 and slowly(5mhz a time) start raising the FSB from 266 if you have decent cooling try whacking in multiplier of 9 and FSB 333 should be an interesting exercise but ultimately you may have to go lower.

Increasing the voltage will let you go higher but do it in TINY increments I'm talking 0.025 at a time it will get much much hotter the more voltage you put in it and there's a very real risk of damaging components by modifying the voltage might be an idea to lay off it for now till your more experienced.

Most bios's are different so its a little tricky to guide you but the principle is the same good luck.

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles.php?type=3&id=57&p...processors
Take a little read might help you

PS. If it didn't click FSB x Multiplier gives you the final speed 333 x 9 = 3ghz ect

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