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post #2271 of 9459
HELP!!!!!!!!

Ok, so I followed the guide, and got up to 4.5Ghz on my i5 3570k in an Asrock z77 extreme6. It ran the prime95 test just fine, but when I tried to run 3dmark or battlefield 3, they would hang the system. I increased the turbo voltage by one step, and same problem. Then I saw that I hadn't updated the BIOS, so I downloaded the update, closed all my programs, and started running it. It got through a few things it seems, then stopped responding and windows shut it down. Now when I start my computer I all the fans whir up, but I get nothing but a black screen. The Dr. Debug screen on the motherboard says "f2" which apparently means recovery process started, but that's it, nothing happens. I have a feeling I've seriously screwed something up here. Have I destroyed my system?

EDIT: I pressed the reset button on the motherboard, and the clr cmos button, and now after saying 4F, the mobo says d0, which means "CPU initialization error" on a scale of 1 to 10, how ****ed am I?
Edited by ChilledGrease - 12/27/12 at 9:12am
post #2272 of 9459
@HuwSharpe
In all seriousness, are you just shooting for a benchmark? Or are you looking for 24/7 clocks. I'm not sure if even your noctua is up for the task of cooling over 1.5 reliably. Not to mention the degredation you'll get if you push that or higher volts for too long. If you don't mind me asking, what are your temps at 5.1 under P95. And also, just curious what settings you're using in P95.
Edited by spidey81 - 12/27/12 at 9:13am
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HELP!!!!!!!!
Ok, so I followed the guide, and got up to 4.5Ghz on my i5 3570k in an Asrock z77 extreme6. It ran the prime95 test just fine, but when I tried to run 3dmark or battlefield 3, they would hang the system. I increased the turbo voltage by one step, and same problem. Then I saw that I hadn't updated the BIOS, so I downloaded the update, closed all my programs, and started running it. It got through a few things it seems, then stopped responding and windows shut it down. Now when I start my computer I all the fans whir up, but I get nothing but a black screen. The Dr. Debug screen on the motherboard says "f2" which apparently means recovery process started, but that's it, nothing happens. I have a feeling I've seriously screwed something up here. Have I destroyed my system?

I'm assuming you've tried starting with the clear cmos switch on. If that doesn't get you into bios then try to pull the cmos battery for a good bit to make sure there is no charge going to your bios chip.

Also, you said your clocks passed P95. How long and with what settings? If you didn't do an extended stress test then you may not be as stable as you thought. Overclocking properly takes time and patience and loads upon loads of testing. I used the guide as an initial step in my testing and then used the Sandy Stable Club guide to be sure of rock solid stability.
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post #2274 of 9459
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I'm assuming you've tried starting with the clear cmos switch on. If that doesn't get you into bios then try to pull the cmos battery for a good bit to make sure there is no charge going to your bios chip.
Also, you said your clocks passed P95. How long and with what settings? If you didn't do an extended stress test then you may not be as stable as you thought. Overclocking properly takes time and patience and loads upon loads of testing. I used the guide as an initial step in my testing and then used the Sandy Stable Club guide to be sure of rock solid stability.

I ran it for 1 hour on the settings OP recommended. Should I put the CMOS battery back in before I boot again?
post #2275 of 9459
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Originally Posted by spidey81 View Post

I'm assuming you've tried starting with the clear cmos switch on. If that doesn't get you into bios then try to pull the cmos battery for a good bit to make sure there is no charge going to your bios chip.
Also, you said your clocks passed P95. How long and with what settings? If you didn't do an extended stress test then you may not be as stable as you thought. Overclocking properly takes time and patience and loads upon loads of testing. I used the guide as an initial step in my testing and then used the Sandy Stable Club guide to be sure of rock solid stability.

What do you mean by starting with the clear cmos switch on? The fans turn off and the system reboots when I press it.
post #2276 of 9459
I took out the cmos battery for a few mins and put it back in, same deal. Mobo says 4f (DXE IPL is started) for a few seconds, then sticks on D0 (CPU initialization error) Does this mean either my cpu or motherboard is fried? I think I still am within the 30-day warranty for them both at the store I bought them at.
post #2277 of 9459
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What do you mean by starting with the clear cmos switch on? The fans turn off and the system reboots when I press it.

The cmos switch on the io port. Push it in and it will "click". Try to reboot and see if that gets you into the bios.
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The cmos switch on the io port. Push it in and it will "click". Try to reboot and see if that gets you into the bios.

Nope, nothing. I'm seriously worried about that CPU initialization error. I might have a $200 paperweight on my hands
post #2279 of 9459
Ok, have you taken the cpu out and checked for bent pins on the board? Also, try removing your cpu cooler and see if it will post. You won't harm the cpu. It has safeguards to shut itself down if it gets to it's thermal limits. Another test is to remove your graphics card and all but one stick of RAM and hook your monitor up to the mobo. You want to limit the possibilities of anything else causing any type of issues.
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post #2280 of 9459
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@HuwSharpe
In all seriousness, are you just shooting for a benchmark? Or are you looking for 24/7 clocks. I'm not sure if even your noctua is up for the task of cooling over 1.5 reliably. Not to mention the degredation you'll get if you push that or higher volts for too long. If you don't mind me asking, what are your temps at 5.1 under P95. And also, just curious what settings you're using in P95.

Why do most people overclock... because you can =) But yes, benchmarking reasons at the moment. Happy enough with 4800MHz for normal use, which is about the limits of the Noctua. Just pushing it to see how far it can go, so far at 5200MHz when running Prime95 it hits 95degrees, which is a little warmer than i would like, though i am not running it dual fan, but have several others in close proximity. Thank you for the interest anyway.
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