Thanks for advice Eddy
I checked the BOIS settings and changed all setting on the chipset and RAM pages to default. The processor mulitiplier was set to 7 and resetting to default changed it to 10 (MAX). This, in turn, slowed the processor to 660Mhz. So, i went back and dropped the multiply to the lowest setting (6) and tried again. Now the processor, in system properties, is showing 1.1GHz. Now what??? I haven't tried overclocking at all but, could my processor be fried or is the BOIS playing up. I really don't have much of a clue.
Anyone else got any ideas?
Sorry youre still having problems. Intel spec for the Q6700 is a multiplier of 10 and cpu base frequency of 266, and an fsb at 1066 max. You could also see what happens with only one memory type present in case that makes a difference. Unfortunately, if it doesn't run at full speed on the recommended settings you could have physical issue with the processor or motherboard.