Originally Posted by ET900
because its not a beta bios right? i didn't realize the ram gets stressed by cpu overclocking if the ram is running at the spec its supposed to be running at - first time ive heard that. i'll go back to 1.10 bios and try running 1 stick of ram at a time then. i think this is the only thing left to try out of everything that people have said so far. thanks again
Edit: Tried each stick of ram individually and tried all the things suggested about settings - no luck. i have noticed something i didn't think to much about before which could be something here. normally when you change some bios settings then save and exit, the computer restarts and you get the bios beep. whenever i go for a 4.3Ghz overclock that doesn't happen. the signal to the screen just goes and my mouse and keyboard turn off but the computer doesn't restart. the bios code usually shows "70", sometimes "60". 60 = DXE Core is started and 70 = South Bridge DXE Initilization is started.if i force the computer to shut down and turn the psu off for a few minutes, then turn it back on i can get back into the bios (keep in mind this shouldn't have reset anything because i haven't cleared the cmos). when i get back into the bios the cpu clock will be at what it was before i set it to 4.3Ghz.. So basically it fails to set the cpu clock to 4.3Ghz and just freezes without saving the settings to the bios. i thought when you changed settings in the bios they weren't applied until the computer was actually restarted, so wondering why its crashing before thats happened... what do you make of this? thanks man.
Right, and there are a lot of inconsistancies with Beta bios'/ram/voltages/ and especially XMP settings
....Sorry it took so long to reply ... NFL madness
... I'm a long time 49'r fan ... and I could still strangle Kyle Williams (rookie) 24hrs later :O
Anyway if I understand you correctly, that all sounds normal to me? But why don't you use that "awesomely convienient"
CMOS reset button(s) (you shouldn't ever have to do a "hard' shutdown?)--> go to your "User profile saves" (pick a favorite) and reload/boot?This is overkill
, but if I'm getting really frustrated, I will sometimes, load my last stable OC from "User Profile Saves" boot into windows, then do a complete shutdown, restart --> bios--> double check all settings, sometimes the saved profiles do mess-up and the settings aren't what you thought they'd be :O --> complete restart again, but let it boot straight to windows --> restart off of the "start" menu desktop and back to the bios--> then try OC settings again, but not all at once, especially when changing your (BLCK) ,spread spectrum, or ram timings ... Also what is your "Boot Failure Guard" settings? This can be a useful safety net at times, other times frustrating/time consuming and people won't give it enough time to do it's checks
I really wish we had another machine to test that chip in ...one last shot in the dark, and I bet you tried it already, but CMOS reset/put every thing back to stock/ don't forget AHCI? if needed/ reboot, reboot again into the bios, go directly to preset Turbo 4.6(don't change anything)... if fail? rince/repeat with Turbo 50 ...