Ok, so i flashed my bios (p5n-e sli) to the latest revision, and im managing to actually overclock the q6600. Before i was lucky to get anything, but after the update, im getting 3.2Ghz easy (played colin mcrae dirt easy for 1 hour), and im currently on now at 3.4Ghz! Although im not sure what to make of the stability:
vcore 1.5v mem auto nbcore 1.56v offset +100mv fsb 378/667mhz unlinked all memory timings at auto
Currently i have had no system errors inside windows itself, the only problems i seem to have is if i restart the pc, it wont boot, i have to click the reset button (but then it boots ok with the overclock still). Also in everest and core temp, it doesnt even read the actual overclock settings, they are reading the stock 2.4Ghz (but in the bios it clearly is 3.4Ghz)
Is there a reason why it isnt detecting, and why do i need to reset twice every time to get into windows?
Oh, and it definately is overclocked, i played colin mcrae dirt on ultra high, not a single jigger, unlike at stock 2.4Ghz
is there a way i can run a test to measure cpu times for runningsay a task, i need to know this is inface booted at 3.6Ghz as we speek. I had to raise me vcore a further 1.39v so hopefully this is safe enough