Originally Posted by CaptNKILL
The board is cheap but it should handle 375Mhz FSB no problem (up from 333). Its a Gigabyte G41M-ES2L and the north bridge heatsink doesn't show any signs of overheating.
The rest of the specs...
XFX Radeon 4870 1Gb
2x2Gb OCZ PC2-6400
Corsair 400W (30A 12v rail... its plenty)
WD Blue 500Gb
Samsung SATA DVDRW
You're making a big assumption there CaptNKILL. At 375 that's already a 1500 FSB. I cannot run that on my 780i. Anything over 1490mhz and it won't post correctly. There are some huge holes in there and you can get it to post and boot at like 1600, but it won't run stable. I think you're just expecting too much out of your components.
If the computer reboots a 2nd time it means that the overclock settings did not work and it was reverting back to stock settings. So whatever you're setting it obviously doesn't feel it can boot with it like that. One more thing to consider is vdroop. Your P35 might have a much lower vdroop so you can get away with lower voltages and get it to boot. A cheaper board is going have a larger drop requiring more voltage for the same settings.
Check out the CPU support list. They show it will run with a QX9770, but it will only run them with a 1333 fsb. So they must know their boards won't do 1600 fsb if they won't run it for that processor. http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ProductID=3022