Cause Im not :(
Just built a new pc, core 2 duo e6850 (3GHz), gigabyte mobo with p35 chipset, 4gb 800mhz ddr ram, gigabyte nvidia 8800gt 512mb and a 500gb hard disk and want to really crank it up.
I've played with gigabytes software "easy tune" and can get it to go at 3.6Ghz but my results arent constant, sometimes I'll give it my settings commit the changes and all will be fine, I can run 3d mark 06 and get a good score (about 15500), but other times I make my changes, hit the button to commit them and the machine freezes all together.
Both situations have nothing running other than the easytune software itself, coretemp and speedfan. So Im confused as to why it works sometimes and not others.
The reason I'm using the easytune software and not doing it through the bios is that its 'easier' to fix a problem this way by simply resetting my PC.
Had a look at overclocking my graphics card yesterday, added 10% to both speeds (i think ones gpu speed and the other is ram speed) and that made a little difference to my 3d mark score, think i will try it at 20 or 30% and see what happens.
If Im playing with fire here please let me know, but any thoughts would help. I really want to see a chart of speeds vs required cpu voltages for my processor but cant seem to find it.
Yikes what a long post, thanks for reading it all.