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Backstory:

I fried my on-board sound, either because of static shock or pushing voltages too high. Recorded audio would always play back super high pitched like a chipmunk.

So to make sure it wasn't a software issue, I performed a clean installation of Windows. Not that it's relevant, but it turns out I need a new sound card

Now:

I have (or should I say HAD) an overclock on my CPU. I had overclocked my Core i5 760 comfortably to 3.8GHz. This was apparently perfectly stable for months on end.

After about 24 hours of re-installing beloved programs and updating Windows, I found my PC apparently... sleeping? The front LED was blinking, but nothing in the case was making any noise. So I tried turning it back on.

The PC turned back on, apparently, but nothing was being outputted to the display. In other words, the monitor wasn't receiving a signal.

Now, looking back on the situation, I should have just turned off the monitor and turned it on again. But that's not what I did. Instead, I held down the power button on my PC to force it to shut off. Then I turned it on again.

And then the BSODs came. BSOD every time Windows tried to load. Every time. Until I restored my default BIOS settings (took off my overclock). Then it works fine.

Right now I got Windows to load at 3.4GHz, but I have no idea how stable it is, and it's still not close to what I had it running at.

Specs:
CPU: Core i5 760 @ 3.4GHz currently (no idea how stable)
Hyper 212+
Mobo: ASRock P55 Extreme4
GPU: GTX 460 1GB
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
HDD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3


Any preliminary ideas or thoughts? Anyone experienced anything like this before?

My theory is that I accidentally powered down my PC while it was installing Windows updates, which somehow corrupted my Windows installation, which somehow affected the ability of the OS to load with the CPU heavily overclocked. Or my motherboard is slowly dying (first the on-board sound, then OC problems, what next?).
Edited by pnoozi - 8/7/11 at 10:56am
    
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my i7 950 did this to me one day... random BSOD while playing netflix of all things, after being stable for months of heavy gaming.

I reset everything to stock for a bit, and gradually increased my OC back to where it was. I was at 4.0 before BSOD now I'm at 3.8, if that stays stable for awhile I'll go back to 4.0.
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post #3 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techprimus View Post
my i7 950 did this to me one day... random BSOD while playing netflix of all things, after being stable for months of heavy gaming.

I reset everything to stock for a bit, and gradually increased my OC back to where it was. I was at 4.0 before BSOD now I'm at 3.8, if that stays stable for awhile I'll go back to 4.0.
Any idea why a system tends to behave this way?
    
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make sure your hard drive is ahci mode? :?
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I have had some problems installing Win 7 64 bit while being overclocked or haveing cores unlocked. I only install operating system while stock.

I don't seem to have the same problem with xp 32 bit though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knika View Post
I have had some problems installing Win 7 64 bit while being overclocked or haveing cores unlocked. I only install operating system while stock.

I don't seem to have the same problem with xp 32 bit though.
What kind of problems?
    
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW CM Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro Acer KG240 Acer KG240 Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition 
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