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Infinite Boot Loop?

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I've heard about this before, apparently if you OC your computer turns on but never actually boots up. and then it requires a manual reset of the motherboard.

how often does this happen when OCing, is it mainly just BSODs that happen or what?
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Only during unstable overclocks. Resetting the system is relatively painless to do.

O/C in small increments and test for stability with Prime95 and Intel Burn in test and you'll be fine.
    
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Happens when you're unstable to the point where you can't even post in bios. In other words, way overshot your overclock. Many boards will self recover after a couple failed boot attempts, using a conservative/stock setting.

Be glad you don't have a Gigabyte. My cmos reset doesn't even work, so when I ended up in the infinite loop I had to force a re-flash of bios.
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