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post #11 of 34
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No matter what I do it goes to x1, I can Oc it to +1mhz and it still pushed the graphic card to x1.
post #12 of 34
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And I had a stable 3.3ghz OC before with no voltage increases, but after trying to push it to 3.75ghz (with 1.31V) this x1 issue started happening on any OC.
post #13 of 34
What are all the specs of your rig?
Also, what revision is your mobo?
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post #14 of 34
Reseat the card, maybe that solves it
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post #15 of 34
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Rly should go to sleep now but just to clerify. I had a stable OC before, I was playing around with 3.75ghz(1.31V) which was unstable, switched back to 3.3ghz. Now the 3.3ghz was also unstable, had random windows crashes and this x1 issue. Only way I can get the normal x16 is when I update/remove bios battery. Any playing with the clock speeds leads to x1. Even when switching back from lets say OC to 3ghz, get x1, switch back to default values manually -> will be x1 UNLESS I either update the bios or remove the battery.
post #16 of 34
Turn off the power and unplug. I would take out the GPU, memory, and any usb devices that are plugged into the mobo. Then reset CMOS. Install GPU and memory and attach any ubs devices then plug in and turn on. Go into the BIOS and change a few things like IDE to AHCI if you installed Windows in AHCI mode. Then save to BIOS and restart. Then try OCing and see what happens.
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post #17 of 34
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Yeah I played with the card physically as well, removing the graphic card, going to OC with onboard card, then putting back the graphic card again yielded the same results. Tried cleaning the pci-e slot too, was no good, always come back to the same outcome. As for other info on the rig is kinda unnecessary in my opinion (people tend to cling on some detail (as in if they dont know the psu -> THAT MUST BE THE PROB)), so I try avoiding it but here goes:
RAM: 2x4gb Kingstone PC2-6400
PSU: Chieftec Smart GPS-500A8 (OEM is CWT, pretty reputable brand in East Europe, was about 70$, and I swear if somebody tries to blame the psu for not being corsair I will feast on little kittens)
HDD: i dont know how this could possibly be relevant since the error occurs in the BIOS
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C v1
Id understand if it didn't work at all, but it worked - i fooled around a bit - suddenly get the x1 issue.

Im gonna give a try removing the ram as well and resetting the cmos and see what happens. Im srsly off to bed now, thank you guys I really appreciate it and all other ideas are more than welcome smile.gif
Edited by Meas - 2/18/13 at 9:11pm
post #18 of 34
Since you didn't specify.. I assume you are using the stock intel cooler. I would strongly advise against using that cooler whilst increasing the voltages and FSB speeds.
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post #19 of 34
Isn't the PCIe tied to the southbridge? Overclocking the cpu should not touch any southbridge related stuff. This is either a bios bug or something happened when you overvolted the cpu. Overheating mosfets damaged the board maybe?! still, it doesn't explain why it defaults to 1x only when you change the FSB...

Look over your bios settings, maybe when you messed up and gave it too much OC and had to restore defaults some settings changed to new values. I feel your pain on the PSU part btw tongue.gif
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post #20 of 34
Man, that is an odd problem you are having there. Like everyone here, I do have my "one trick" that I think will solve the problem tongue.gif

Download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2961#bios
Flash the bios with the new version. I think if anything will help, this probably maybe could!
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