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Alrighty. Overclocked my i5 2500k last week to 4.7 GHz on 1.355 volts. Been stable and working since last Thursday. Yesterday I got my first BSOD. I lowered the voltages a bit. BSOD. Lowered some more. BSOD. Went HIGHER than before. BSOD. Wen't to 1.4 and BSOD. I was fine before, I don't get it now. It does it randomly. Anyone have stable clocks they wanna share? Or like, do I increase voltage if I BSOD or lower?
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Alrighty. Overclocked my i5 2500k last week to 4.7 GHz on 1.355 volts. Been stable and working since last Thursday. Yesterday I got my first BSOD. I lowered the voltages a bit. BSOD. Lowered some more. BSOD. Went HIGHER than before. BSOD. Wen't to 1.4 and BSOD. I was fine before, I don't get it now. It does it randomly. Anyone have stable clocks they wanna share? Or like, do I increase voltage if I BSOD or lower?
What BSOD code are you getting?

edit: Are you also certain this is overclocking related?
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Well...No I'm not. It just started happening. And How would I check for that? The code?
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Well...No I'm not. It just started happening. And How would I check for that? The code?
The only real way is by waiting for it to blue-screen again.
Right click My Computer > Left side pane, click System Properties > Under Advanced tab, Click settings in the "Startup and recovery" > Un-tick "Automatically restart"

This will give you time to fully review the BSOD code.
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Oh no, I get a straight BSOD, it doesnt restart ever.
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Oh no, I get a straight BSOD, it doesnt restart ever.
Ah, can't even get into windows?

Silly stuff out of the way first; Can you get into Safe-Mode? Have you installed any new drivers/programs before this started happening? Viruses?
And for later reference, do you have your windows disc?
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How are you running 12GB Tri Channel, on a 1155 board?

$10 bucks says the BSOD is memory related!
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post #8 of 33
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How so? My Ram is bad?
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How so? My Ram is bad?
1155 doesn't support triple-channel.
    
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And t's actually 8 GB since I have 2 GB sticks and only 4 slots.
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