Ok, so I followed this guide, and got up to 4.5Ghz on my i5 3570k in an Asrock z77 extreme6 with a cooler master hyper 212 evo. 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 processes it seems, then stopped responding and windows shut it down. Now when I start my computer all the fans whir up, but I get nothing but a black screen. 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." Did I mess it up by trying to update the bios when the settings weren't stock? Did I fry the cpu or the motherboard with that teensy bit of extra voltage? Is it possible to recover from this problem or do I have to haggle a replacement motherboard/cpu from microcenter?
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12/27/12 at 10:02am