Lol that's an awesome comeback. How high is your v-core? also what speed and timings is your RAM at?
I would love to get a 3.6 ghz overclock on my Q6600 but the v-core increments that I need to make it stable generate too much heat for my cpu.
Here is all that I have done to finally have some success. I think I am finally learning a bit. I’ve done a lot of Goggling to see e\what other people have for OC settings but usually I got confused or lost because they always had a different BIOS. My Blackbird came with an HP 5.5 BIOS which I upgraded to 5.6. Using the AI Overclock I could get 15% or after upgrading to 8 gigs of RAM 20%. It didn’t like 8 gigs and I noticed the Dominator RAM said 2.1 V on it while the Striker called for 1.8 V RAM. I then read that I could up the NB voltage to 1.4. This solved the RAM problem.
I then tried the latest ASUS BIOS 1901 but it was actually worse for Overclocking i.e. only 15% using the AI Overclock. I still felt like a total amateur for using the AI OC with its 5, 10 15 and 20% settings.
I then read about DOWNgrading the ASUS Bios to the 1300 series one but my computer would not accept that. I then tried the next one up i.e. 1504 and now this I think was a huge breakthrough. Now I was finding other peoples settings that actually read like the ones in my 1504 so I could start plugging in numbers. I found one in particular where the guy lowered the multiplier to 8 and raised the FSB to 1700. I went to 1700 but then quickly upped it to 1800. I have not tried to go higher (yet) .Here is what I have now. I’ve played around with the voltages a bit. It seems quite stable.
FSB - Memory Clock Mode [Unlinked]
FSB (QDR), MHz 
MEM (DDR), MHz  (increased this from 800.) It actually reads 843.8 now.
CPU Multiplier [8.0]
VCore Voltage [1.51250]
Memory Voltage set to 2.1V to match my Dominator RAM
1.2v HT Voltage [1.50]
NB Core Voltage [1.45]
SB Core Voltage [1.50]
CPU VTT Voltage [Auto]
DDR II Controller Ref Voltage [Auto]
DDR II Channel A Ref Voltage [Auto]
DDR II Channel B Ref Voltage [Auto]
• HP Blackbird 002
• Quad Core Q6600 GO version OC’d to 3600 (from 2400)
• Windows 7 64 bit
• 2 x 150 gig Raptors in RAID 0
• Many other drives both internal and USB
• Blu Ray Burner
• DVD Burner
• 4 x 2 gig DIMMS of Corsair Dominator RAM PC2-8500 1066 MHz - OK on my RAM it says latency 5-5-5-15. In the BIOS it says 4-4-4-12. Should I change this in the BIOS to the 5-5-5-15 or even something else? And what is meant by “loosen up your RAM”? I keep reading this in Overclocking forums and instructions.
In the System Clocks Page I added 1 to each setting so now they read 101, 101, 101 and 201. Maybe you can tell me why I did this. I copied it from someone else’s settings but don’t even know what they mean LOL. Should I even put them back to where they were?
Temps hit 70C after up to 2.5 hours of Prime 95 – no problems. When idling they are in the 40’s, maybe even hit 50 when doing usual work or surfing.
However I get the odd minor problem such as just now I woke it from sleeping since yesterday and got a BSOD “memory_management”. This has happened several times under same circumstances. What does it mean??? When this happens if I push the reset button that restarts it then it can not detect the RAID array. However if I shut it OFF and re-start, then no problemo at all. This seems minor to me but on the other hand I don’t like BSOD’s due to some very bad past experiences.
Also in Windows Control Panel the 3 power option choices are still there in Control panel but you can not change each one’s settings or timings anymore.
Anything you can suggest or teach me about RAM timings would be greatly appreciated and if I have left anything out just let me know.