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P67A-GD65: BIOS update or something else?

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My computer has been doing something weird ever since I overclocked (or at least that's when I started noticing it I think). Every time I start it up it acts like it is going to boot up, then after about 3 seconds it shuts down and THEN it powers up just fine. It only ever does this once and it always successfully boots. I know it's not an unstable overclock because once it boots up I've done several stress tests (prime95, Intel Burntest, and OCCT for the GPU) without any problems.

I looked at the descriptions of the new BIOS versions for my motherboard and it doesn't seem like there is an upgrade for it that fixes this issue. I also have a pretty recent version (1.B, 1.E is the newest). Here's a link to the changes made for each new version http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD65.html#?div=BIOS.

The settings I changed in the BIOS to overclock my i5-2500k are the ones shown in this guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26...clocking-guide
(I also set the VCore to manual as opposed to auto). RAM is at stock settings and I overclocked my gtx 460 using MSI Afterburner.

Does this seem like a BIOS issue to you? I am afraid to update the BIOS unless absolutely necessary and I don't see anything to suggest that this bug will be fixed with an update.
    
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Is your BIOS failure LED blinking? Had a similar problem where everytime I oc'ed my CPU, the BIOS LED would blink and my rig would reboot...a BIOS reset fixed it


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Yeah I don't know why I hadn't tried that before. I looked at the motherboard while it was turning on but the BIOS LED didn't turn on (meaning it's working fine). I reset the CMOS anyways and changed it back to my old overclocked settings. At first it seemed to have worked, but then it started to do the same thing again. I think it was working fine with the default settings but it's hard to tell since it worked fine with the overclocked settings at first too.

Could it be from one of the settings I changed from this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26...clocking-guide ?

Honestly I don't know enough about overclocking yet to know what most of the settings mean so I'd rather not mess with them unless they're from a well-written guide . Maybe it's from disabling power technology or something?
    
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Oops, the problem may have been that one of the CPU power connectors was loose and so it may have been running on just one 4-pin connector...

I'll let you know if it starts doing it again but I think that was the only problem. I feel kind of stupid
    
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