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Hey, I recently overclocked my i7 870 Lynnfield to 3.5Ghz with a Bus Speed of 160.66Mhz and a multiplier of X22.0

I ran Prime (Blend test) for close to 4hrs. I have a feeling I should have ran it longer but, I had no errors. Long short of it is that my computer when I put it to sleep at night doesn't want to resume and I usually get a black screen and end up restarting the computer. It turns on fine and shuts down fine. I have a feeling that I goofed my OC somehow rolleyes.gif but since this is my first OC ever, I thought I would post my question to the community. Oh lastly I turned off power saving and "intel turbo mode/boost".

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I don't think it is a problem with your overclock. My computer does that sometimes too, although it is quite stable. If I had to guess, it is a windows problem, possibly related to the power saving features of the cpu. If you disabled SpeedStep, try enabling it again.

Anyway, although I can't really help, I have noticed this as well but I don't think it is worth worrying about too much.
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Ah, I hadn't thought about that. I'll try re-enabling speed step and any power saving options and try sleeping/hibernating the computer again.

Thanks rep++
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It isn't linked to SpeedStep, but I will be trying some other things and keep you posted, since I do want to fix this on my computer as well.
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This is quite common and I think it windows's fault
 
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I wasn't sure if this was an isolated incident or a common problem, but it sounds like it's more common. Thanks for the help thus far
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post #7 of 10
edit, my response pertained to problems going into sleep mode, not coming out. Sorry.
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FishCommander, what are the rest of your system's specs? (you can put them in your signature with the "create a new rig" on your profile). I ask because this seems to be common with Asus x50 series motherboards, for what it's worth.

It is not overclocking related, since I still have the problem when I set everything back to defaults.
Edited by frogger4 - 4/9/12 at 7:22pm
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post #10 of 10
This seems to be a common problem with Asus P5/ P6/ P7 boards - that isn't necessarily the problem, it is just an observation. A while back there was a Windows patch that was supposed to fix this problem, but it obviously still exists rolleyes.gif

I tried changing the sleep mode to S1 rather than S3 (in the power settings in BIOS), but that made no difference. I'll keep looking for other things though.
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