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Hey guys.

Im currently working on my i5 2500k overclock and inevitably come across instabilities when experimenting with settings. Aside from BSOD, which i gather are normally voltage related, Ive also experianced things like cold boots, random shut downs, boot loops etc which i cannot explain making it difficult to take neccessary action and ensure stability.

If anyone could share their knowledge on the common causes and remedies for such instablities im sure it would help me and others in the same situation.

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it appears that bootloop issues happen on several different mobos. it just happens and is a PITA. some do it and some dont. as far as bsods, if its 124 it could be vcore but could also be pll or vtt. if its code 101 it is vcore. some people have had lick with low pll-1.71 and others need around 1.85. vtt seams to be around 1.14. for pll dont go any lower than 1.7 or higher than 1.9. for vtt dont go over 1.2
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I think it'd be safe to say that cold boots and boot loops can be solved in most cases by a BIOS update, in most cases. As far as random shutdowns go, it honestly depends. A random shutdown can be related and or caused by practically anything.

Another thing you can do is learn how to basic debug dump files using WinDebug. It gives you a process name and usually the error code and such, and you can try and work your way from there.
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i have yet to solve my bootloop issue through a bios update.
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