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Is it possible that I may have slightly damaged my CPU or made it somewhat unstable?

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I was overclocking today, and when I was trying to lower vcore on my current overclock, rather than using '1.165' as desired, I accidently typed '1.65' without realizing. I only realized when I booted up and opened CPU-Z. Luckily I didn't press Start on IBT and immediately shut my PC down. Now it's barely stable at my original vcore before I attempted to bring it down a bit, and when I decided to hop back on to the 3570k's default clocks.. I wouldn't say it's unstable. It passed IBT all the way through but when I launched a game and changed a couple settings the game crashed. I tested this with several other games as well, and those crashed within 15-20 min. Curious if accidently bringing the vcore up to 1.65 was the cause of this what I could do about this. Thanks.
post #2 of 14
you dont run IBT to test stability.. thats to see max volts and performance.. use prime95 (run a blend test for atleast 10 hours)
post #3 of 14
It is possible. I would reset your CMOS to clear all settings and try some games again.
post #4 of 14
I will say that you MAY have damaged something....way too high vcore, that's like a suicide run. Look into Intel's Performance Tuning Plan, it covers stuff like this i believe.
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I will say that you MAY have damaged something....way too high vcore, that's like a suicide run. Look into Intel's Performance Tuning Plan, it covers stuff like this i believe.

Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking. Again, I accidently set it at that vcore and wanted to set it at 1.16 rather than 1.6, and I did nothing beforehand and went immediately to test and check before I started using the vcore. So I thought it was okay, and went off and I noticed the high vcore, which to that point I immediately shut it off. I also thought nothing would be broken since I'm using a Z77X-UD5H and it supposedly has really efficient power delivery. So I thought that was okay.

Anyways, I will try and attempt to reset CMOS, don't really know if that does anything as opposed to setting it back to stock defaults though.
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Anyways, I will try and attempt to reset CMOS, don't really know if that does anything as opposed to setting it back to stock defaults though.

Never hurts to try :/. Good luck.
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Which CPU?
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Quote:
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Which CPU?
3570K
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Quote:
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Which CPU?

I pointed it out in the post tongue.gif i5 3570k.
post #10 of 14
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Hmm, resetting CMOS seems to do the job. No random crashing. What's interesting though is that I temporarily touched the heatsink of my CPU while reaching for the clear CMOS button and it feels definitely hotter than what RealTemp/Core Temp is telling me. The VRM heatsinks feel extremely cool though, cooler than the chipset itself which is a plus I guess.
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