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Hello

today something very weird happened to my PC, i was running Prime95 Blend test and i let it run for 4 hours to make sure my PC is stable, anyways after i was sure that everything is running ok i restarted my PC.

when my PC booted i got into the BIOS but suddenly my PC freeze in the BIOS !!!!, so i restarted it again and it didn't work at all and the light on my motherboard to check the CPU, RAM and motherboard kept going on and off.

So i turned it off and turned it on after 1 min and i got into the BIOS and i tried to change the RAM timing but before i finish and save the settings my PC freeze again.

Long story short i turned it off several times and my PC still freeze either after i get into the BIOS or even before showing ROG logo.
One of the times when i restarted my PC i heard three Beeps sound and after two seconds it made 1 Beep sound.

anyways i turned off my PC for an hour and then turned it on and now its working perfectly, but i just want to know what the hell happened to it ?!
    
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post #2 of 8
Just sounds like an unstable clock, unfortunately.

To be safe, you could reset BIOS through the mobo and start fresh. Or if you're up and running, just restore defaults and try again.
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post #3 of 8
Could have been something overheating. If (and I hope you do) have all your setting on paper, load optimized defaults next time and see if is the overclock.
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What my be happening is that your CPU when hot is not stable at 1.375v. Because when running prime95 the Vcore increases due to LLC but if you just booted the Vcore hasn't risen yet. then when you let it cool down for an hour it was able to start at that voltage again. I have never heard of this happening but if you think about it that could be possible. as the die temp increases the thermal energy of all the transistors increases which means that to reliably switch states more energy is required. thus a higher Vcore is required. and besides 4.00GHz with only 1.375v is incredible going up to 1.38v or 1.4v is still way better than most everybody else. hell I had to go to 1.462 to get stable 4.00GHz.
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post #5 of 8
Clear CMOS, and get back to the drawing board on that OC.
post #6 of 8
Actually, if you're freezing in the BIOS - something is seriously incorrectly set with your RAM timings/speed. You shouldn't be freezing in BIOS.

Incompatible RAM that worked for a while and is now bad, incorrect RAM timings/settings, board juiced the RAM too much or voltage was too high, any of these are problems that could be the culprit.

I suggest you clear the CMOS and try different RAM at stock settings - or try the RAM you have in there now after a CMOS clear and failsafe boot.
    
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i did clear the CMOS but it didn't help, that's what is weird about it. i know for a fact the all the settings rest to default like CPU went back to 3.2GHz and RAM was set to 1333 @ 9-9-9-24 because when i entered the BIOS before it froze on me i saw the settings.

i guess its my ram cuz its giving me headache since the day i bought it, its ratted for 1866MHz @ 9-11-9-27 for intel and now its set to 1600 @ 8-10-9-25, if i even try to set it at 1601MHz my PC will BSOD

anyways my PC is running ok and it only froze once and i dont think it will happen again, at lease i hope so.
i just wanted to know why it did what it did.
Edited by Fantasy - 10/10/11 at 10:04am
    
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i did clear the CMOS but it didn't help, that's what is weird about it. i know for a fact the all the settings rest to default like CPU went back to 3.2GHz and RAM was set to 1333 @ 9-9-9-24 because when i entered the BIOS before it froze on me i saw the settings.

i guess its my ram cuz its giving me headache since the day i bought it, its ratted for 1866MHz @ 9-11-9-27 for intel and now its set to 1600 @ 8-10-9-25, if i even try to set it at 1601MHz my PC will BSOD

anyways my PC is running ok and it only froze once and i dont think it will happen again, at lease i hope so.
i just wanted to know why it did what it did.
Get compatible RAM or find RAM listed on the QVL for your board. Best way to pair RAM and motherboards and is often overlooked.
    
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