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post #1 of 10
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I don't know how many of you have tried changing your clocks in Windows 8, but I've noticed that nearly every time I try to play around with my ram timings, northbridge, or CPU it almost always results in me having to repair Windows 8 itself.

I am only bringing this up because I a stumped. Completely stumped. The strangest thing is, once it repairs the clocks tend to stick just fine. It's just annoying that it seems to corrupt my Windows 8 files just to play around with some clocks and voltages.

My question is, is ANYONE else experiencing this? Am I alone? Did I miss a meeting about how to properly play around with clocks in my bios from now on?

Anyone?
post #2 of 10
hmm I am using Windows 8 Pro and a OCed i3770k @ 4.4 GHZ and i don't have any issues with it ... i used both AI Suite or Bios to do this ... rolleyes.gif maybe try not overclock ur ram
post #3 of 10
I kept my (light) overclock on while I installed Windows 8 and worked fine. This makes me rather nervous because I've been toying with the idea of raising my clocks now that winter is upon us, but I'm not sure if it'll make Windows freak out. redface.gif
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My OC been working great for me.
I'm assuming you updated your bios to latest version.
     
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I came across this when messing around with my clocks a bit as well, then a bit more when trying to figure out if there was a pattern.

For me, it gave me the repair wizard every third time it didn't boot succesfully, but as far as I can tell that's just a built-in trigger, so you don't HAVE to repair w8 (I cancelled out of it every time just fine).

If this is the issue you're having, don't worry about it, you can just cancel out of it without any problems.
If not, that's really odd, I don't see how changing your clocks could corrupt your w8-files...
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post

My OC been working great for me.
I'm assuming you updated your bios to latest version.

I did my friend. It's bizzare to say the least. Even at clocks I easily achieved in Windows 7 my rig responds by booting into recovery and demanding my repair disk. Even if I put the clocks back.

Sigh. Anyone else sees this please let me know. I'm stuck currently at 2700 nb and 3640 CPU clock (fsb) in the meantime.
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I came across this when messing around with my clocks a bit as well, then a bit more when trying to figure out if there was a pattern.
For me, it gave me the repair wizard every third time it didn't boot succesfully, but as far as I can tell that's just a built-in trigger, so you don't HAVE to repair w8 (I cancelled out of it every time just fine).
If this is the issue you're having, don't worry about it, you can just cancel out of it without any problems.
If not, that's really odd, I don't see how changing your clocks could corrupt your w8-files...
No, every time i reverted Windows was corrupt. Like even when I disabled recovery, it was missing boot able files
post #8 of 10
Last night I tried to lower my voltage on my overclocked CPU, even the slightest decrease caused my system to fail to get passed BIOS. After resetting the BIOS and setting it back to what it was I got the prompt to repair, until I remembered to set my memory timings manually even tho auto was detecting them correctly. After I set the timings, it boot without the prompt, although somehow it corrupted my Nvidia drivers, a simply reinstall fix it.
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Last night I tried to lower my voltage on my overclocked CPU, even the slightest decrease caused my system to fail to get passed BIOS. After resetting the BIOS and setting it back to what it was I got the prompt to repair, until I remembered to set my memory timings manually even tho auto was detecting them correctly. After I set the timings, it boot without the prompt, although somehow it corrupted my Nvidia drivers, a simply reinstall fix it.

Pretty similar to me what I'm talking about. Except Something always seems to be missing from my Windows 8 install that won't let me boot, even when I correct timings, voltage, and clock, and turn off recovery. Worst part is this is off of a completely clean install.

Sigh. Well if something like this happened to you, at least I'm not crazy.
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Why is it that i have OC my AMD FX 6300 to 4.4Ghz, Windows 8 task manager only recognizes 3.92Ghz but CPU-Z and CoreTemps will show 4.4Ghz
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