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post #1 of 10
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I think I have a problem with the new board. Every morning I get these alerts that happen thru the night when the PC is idling. I have reset the CMOS and am overclocking with the auto feature to 4.327 GHz ...lowest setting available. Anyone else experiencing this? Have any opinions?

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Probably a software bug or something. Or it may be a new bios will fix this. Those Z68 boards are very fresh.

Also, AVG is out, MS Security Essentials is the way to go now
Edited by turrican9 - 5/30/11 at 6:37am
    
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Have you tried OC'ing manually and seeing if it gives you the same errors?
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Have you tried OC'ing manually and seeing if it gives you the same errors?
There's an idea. I think maybe I should reset the CMOS back to stock and see if I get errors at that setting.

I want to get this issue resolved before my 30 day New Egg return period is up
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Well, I reset the CMOS...chose Optimal Defaults...saved and exited and it still wanted to overclock to the last setting. I am now manually clocked to 100x33.

The funny thing is it does not give me any alerts thru the day when I am using the PC...only when it sits idle thru the night does it happen. I don't want to turn it off coz I stream movies to the bedroom before going to sleep...and I'm not going to get up and stumble thru the house to turn the PC off.

All opinions and advice welcome
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post #6 of 10
You could try disabling all the power saving features in BIOS including C3 and
C6. I am assuming Windows is not set for sleep mode.
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Asus monitoring software is junk, don't bother using it. use HWMonitor instead
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Albatross1991 View Post
You could try disabling all the power saving features in BIOS including C3 and
C6. I am assuming Windows is not set for sleep mode.
This ^

Enhanced Speed Step is downvolting your chip.

EDIT: If you are not getting a BSOD because of it, you do not have a problem. People dissable power saving features because overclocking normally will cause BSOD's etc. when the downclock and voltage reduction occurs. If you are not having problems, leave it all alone and take advantage of the power saving features. They can extend the life of your hardware and reduce your energy consumption. But, it sounds like you are having issues so turn off C1, C3, C6, and Enhanced Speed Step and the issue should go away. Also set Windows to Performance power settings, turn off hibernation, and turn off sleep.
Edited by BWG - 5/30/11 at 10:35am
 
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BWG View Post
This ^

Enhanced Speed Step is downvolting your chip.

EDIT: If you are not getting a BSOD because of it, you do not have a problem. People dissable power saving features because overclocking normally will cause BSOD's etc. when the downclock and voltage reduction occurs. If you are not having problems, leave it all alone and take advantage of the power saving features. They can extend the life of your hardware and reduce your energy consumption. But, it sounds like you are having issues so turn off C1, C3, C6, and Enhanced Speed Step and the issue should go away. Also set Windows to Performance power settings, turn off hibernation, and turn off sleep.
I have the power feature set to "never" . I also found this thread

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ard-123-c.html

which points to software glitch causing the problem...and HWINFO 32 as a good substitute. I have it downloaded and running.

Everything seems fine now...am manually clocked @ 44x100 ...voltage on auto. I turned the ASUS AI Suite off as it seems to be the problem.

I hope I am good to go coz i don't really want to RMA the board if I don't have to
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post #10 of 10
Yeah, you should be just fine now. Overclocking and Power Saving do not play nicely with each other on any board. Some people can get it to work though.

These sensors are not very reliable. I saw a temp hit 82C on HWMonitor once while running Prime95. It was my VRM temps. It never hit that temp ever again. It stayed below 40C every time thereafter.

HWMonitor is better, but it still can have false readings.
 
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