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Oddly enough I'm pretty sure there's some karma involved-- I have a final tomorrow and have been studying all evening. I decided to take a break and fire up starcraft II for a bit, at which point CPU utilization pegged at 100% for awhile until I finally managed to get a shutdown -r -t 00 -f into the run command. (Because that's how cool people restart their computers!)

Now if it does manage to boot, none of my hardware is recognized. I get several "this usb device has malfunctioned" messages, and even my PCI soundcard doesn't work. (USB mouse and keyboard work fine however.) I haven't spent too much time troubleshooting yet, but it sure seems like something's wrong with the mobo to me...

The funny thing is on a whim I imaged the SSD to a backup drive earlier today; is it even worth trying a restore, or should i just go ahead and buy the sandy bridge setup that just so happens to be in my cart in another tab as I'm typing this?
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As much as I would love to say go for the sandy, clear cmos and try booting it at stock.
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If you want to go for the upgrade, do it! smile.gif Make sure you can't restore though first. Or just use it as an excuse to upgrade.
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Haha mind games... To be honest it's so slow I'd completely forgotten I'd even overclocked it. I'll give that a shot.
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No dice resetting it back to stock clocks. I need to dig up a blank CD-R to restore (burn the imaging software to a bootable disk), but TBH I can't give it up for dead without at least trying. The only reason I'm hesitant is $500 would hurt a bit right now, and I've been planning on doing the whole thing at once rather than upgrading piecemeal.
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In slightly unrelated news, apparently my stock CPU speed is 2.6 GHz rather than 3.0 like I'd thought. Guess my overclock wasn't too shabby biggrin.gif (Like I said, I OCed this thing a LONG time ago)
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its your rigs way of saying it cares and get back to school work he he.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Traches;13285415 
In slightly unrelated news, apparently my stock CPU speed is 2.6 GHz rather than 3.0 like I'd thought. Guess my overclock wasn't too shabby biggrin.gif (Like I said, I OCed this thing a LONG time ago)

I had the same cpu. Stock clock is actually 3.0Ghz. This is AM2 correct?
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Originally Posted by jach11;13285540 
I had the same cpu. Stock clock is actually 3.0Ghz. This is AM2 correct?

It is, but when I set the bios to auto it ends up at 2.4.

Ah, now I remember. I had set the multiplier lower to get my reference clock up a bit and OC my ram some more, and I forgot to set it back. Not like it matters though...
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Went ahead ordered a 2500k and some stuff to go with it. I am poor now, and I'm going to be running a 4 year old GPU on a brand spanking new CPU, and putting it in an ugly old case, but i's happy smile.gif

Updated my sig rig even though the stuff's not here yet. Because.

Anyway rep all around, thanks guys.
Edited by Traches - 4/28/11 at 4:26am
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