So I have a 5960x that I have running at 4.4GHz with a vcore of around 1.3 volts. It's stable and I haven't had it crash at 1.3 while Windows is actually running. I've tested it with Prime95 for about 3 hours or so.
Sometimes, when I turn my computer on, the bios posts, shows the Windows logo (the one you see right after the bios finishes loading and it begins to boot from the drive) and then freezes. When I restart, it sometimes shows the "overclock failed" screen. If I increment the voltage up but the smallest increment (like from 1.3 to 1.30875 or whatever) it will boot but then like a week or two later not boot up again. I don't want to increase the voltage again for no reason especially since its stable once it actually boots. No matter how many times I reattempt to restart it, it always goes back to either freezing at the Windows boot logo screen or showing a blank ms-dos style thing with only a dos typing cursor thingy which is frozen.
If I turn it off, unplug the power, press the power button, plug it back in and then power it on, it will boot at 1.3 volts again.
If I boot into Linux, it doesn't have any problems.
I used to have a 3930k running at 4.5GHz. I don't remember the voltage. I used that system for quite a few years. I had done like a 48 hour Prime95 test before it to get it super stable and also sometimes ran F@H. It did the exact same bull****. It would never have problems while Windows is actually running but it would bluescreen or freeze during bootup sometimes. It would also boot into Linux with no problems everytime.
Does anyone else have this problem?
It's not really that big of a problem since the easy fix is a hard-restart and I only have to do this every few weeks (unless I just leave my computer on 24/7 because I'm too lazy to turn it off like I usually do anyway). It's just that if there's a bios setting for "disable random crashes which are just for lulz" that I'm missing, can someone show me where it is?
Explanation for edits: Accidentally pressed post before I was done typing so I had to just wing it.