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Probably not a factor, but did you remove the CPU, clean it off and re-seat? What kind of cooling/TIM? Just wondering...

I did not recently. I'm using a antec 920 with gentle typhoons and the TIM is Prolimatech pk-1. But like a said the temps were fine, and even if I switch the bios settings manually to default speeds it refuses to boot. Only if I put everything on auto/bio's presets will it boot.
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No body has any ideas on this?
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Possible solution for "suddenly" unstable Overclocks! *MUST READ*

If your computer needs more voltage to run at the same speeds, is BSODing, locking up, or failing at Linx/IBT where it hadn't before, try this fix courtesy of Papasmurf, it helped fix my supposed "degraded" CPU!
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"OC,i7, no longer stable"

http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/905773-oc-i7-no-longer-stable.html
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;11877985 
Normally two should be sufficient. If you run too many it will start to force errors that really aren't. If you've completed 6 passes with no errors go ahead and end it.

Now open up an elevated Command Prompt (run as administrator) and type in sfc /scannow, hit enter, and allow it to see if it can fix anything in Windows. Once that is done open up0 another elevated Command Prompt and type in chkdsk /r, hit enter, and then reply with a Y when prompted that it can't run now, do you want to run it the next time you reboot (or something to that effect), then restart the system to allow it to run. Depending on how many errors it finds and the size of your OS partition this could take anywhere from 20 minutes to a couple of hours to complete.

You can use BlueScreen View to see what the BSOD's were about unless you've deleted the dump files.
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post #24 of 26
Clear you CMOS and boot with stock settings. Reboot and try your OC settings. In windows 8 go computer > right click on your hdd > properties > tools > optimize and defrag, it will check your hdd for errors.
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I don't think 6 months is enough to hurt a chip from overclocking. it took 4 YEARS running 1.5-1.52v through my 940BE before I saw any problems (and even now, I'm not sure it's the chips fault, I think something else may be going screwy in my system)
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post #26 of 26
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No body has any ideas on this?

Try upgrading or downgrading one level of the bios and see what happens.
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