I'm a complete noob at overclocking, however i learnt that changing the FSB on my Q6600 B3 was a simple way to get it to 3Ghz.
Q6600 B3 @ 3Ghz / Noctua u12p
OCZ 8GB (4x2G
PC2-6400C5 (JUST changed today)
Ever since changing it (from Corsair XMS2 PC6400C4), the memory timings were changed to default as they used to be on 4-4-4-12 with my other mem, and now it seems my quad is much hotter than it should be, and im not sure why:
Here's a pic of my bios:
Surely the vCore is way too high here? yet its set to auto in bios :S
CoreTemp + others:
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(as you can see in this pic, i have even set the ram timings back to really slow speeds just to make sure it wasnt these)
The CPU used to idle at around 30-33C, but now it's idling nearly 50C so something cant be right?
I've even reseated the heatsink today and applied new compound, but it's made bugger all difference!
I just wondered if someone could take me step by step through what bios settings should be what, so i dont knacker my system up!