Abit aw9d-max and Q6600 incompatible?

By killershadow
Aug 5, 2007
  1. Hi,
    Ever since i have updated my hardware components to :
    Abit aw9d-max motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHz (1066FSB), g.skill 2GB DDR2 NQ PC2-6400 (2x1GB), my computer reboots at random intervals (especially when attempting to try and play PC Games, 3D Mark 2006. I have ordered and tried new ram-OCZ 2GB PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC DDR2(OCZ2P800R22GK). I have tried changing voltages and frequency etc etc but still reboots. Then i installed the minimum hardware/drivers (just incase drivers clashing etc) and the computer still reboots. I think it is a CPU or Motherboard problem or can the OCZ ram also be faulty?
    My previous config was amd 64 dual core 3800+, ECS Extreme Lite Motherboard.

    Motherboard: Abit aw9d-max
    Motherboard Driver:
    Motherboard Chipset: i975x
    Motherboard BIOS: 15
    CPU: Intel core 2 quad q6600, 2.40GHz
    Memory: G.skill, 2x1gig, 800mhz, dual channel ddr2 NQ PC2-6400
    Memory Latency: 5-5-5-15
    Memory (2nd attempt): OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK)
    Memory Latency (2nd attempt): 4-4-4-15
    PSU: jeantech storm 700w
    Graphics: Inno 3d 8800GTX
    Graphics Driver:
    Sound Card: n/a
    Sound Driver: n/a
    Operating system: vista 64bit
    Changes prior to problem: changed cpu/motherboard/ram
    As Above you can see that i have no sound card installed=i am trying out the comp with the most minimum config as possible. the sound card i use is creative labs elite pro X-Fi, driver: still reboots) doh.

    I heard that there is a little chance the CPU is faulty?
    Can also a faulty motherboard cause these random reboots? Or a faulty motherboard just will not boot up?
    Also have tried playing around with the voltages/frequencies of the Ram, still no happiness.
    Any Ideas anyone?
    Hope to hear from you soon
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