Make sure you hit enter after a change then F10 and enter again when you are all done. Make sure speedstep and C1E are disabled also and that memory is set to optimal. I've got my E8400 clocked 600 MHZ over and I think thats all I did. Hope you get it going.
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Non-Overclockable Yorkfield Quad Core Q8200, Q9300, QX9300, Q9400, Q9450, Q9550, Q9650
Overclockable Wolfdale Dual Core E6750, E6850, E8300, E8400, E8500,
Overclockable Conroe E6750, E6850,
Overclockable Kentsfield Quad Core Kit, Q6600, QX6850 (QX6850 is CPU unlocked)
read shdbcamping's post - he quotes that your processor is not overclockable in the 630 via the BIOS....
See this thread (page 3).
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Thanks as I was wondering if I was the only one that could read my posts . I'm just passing along info from Chris_M to save some people some headache 'til this all gets sorted out.
Here's a link to fellow consumer's in your predicament... Start a revolution. It's how the last bout of refund offers happened. Spread the word.
unlink memory and fsb. Set the fsb to whatever 1400 or what not leave memory alone. Now go into the voltage settings and apply a manual voltage to the CPU and FSB leaving the mem and chipset voltage to auto.
Add .05 to what ever the default was to start. And see if you post.
I know i couldn't post if i didn't have both the CPU and FSB voltage set to manual values.
read this, it should help you get a better understanding of ocing. Though it says 680 and the 700 series board it applies to most mobos as well. This guide just has more settings. The one nice thing about the 630 is that it is for newbies to OCing. Since i'm not a hardcore gamer the 630 fits the bill for me.
Anyways, when adjusting voltages of one component you don't have to adjust the others unless needed.
Usually, you set the FSB and see if you post if not then try upping the CPU voltage a little till you do post.
Each time a successful launch of windows run stress test software like, Prime95 or OCCT for 2+ hours.
Don't go over the recommended CPU voltage though. Once you get close to that number start upping the other voltages and see if you can get stable.
For me i have a q6600 (only because i heard it overclocks real nicely, i've hit 3.2 from a 2.4 stock) and i have my voltages at 1.45.