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Hey everyone. So I accidentally messed up my bios and cleared the CMOS to start my OC over on my 3960x C1. Upon trying to do so, I found it nearly impossible to get my CPU back up even 4.6GHz at 1.39vcore. Now my cpu wont go past 4.2-4.3 @ 1.36vcore.

Anyone have any ideas as to what might be up? I'm worried the CPU is dying. Even with it only spending most of it's life @ 4.4GHz. / 1.385Vcore. (yes i know, my OC voltages were a little high, but it's the only voltages it would take)

EDIT: 3960x C1.
Edited by Jessekin32 - 3/27/13 at 11:36am
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Hey everyone. So I accidentally messed up my bios and cleared the CMOS to start my OC over on my 3960x C1. Upon trying to do so, I found it nearly impossible to get my CPU back up even 4.6GHz at 1.39vcore. Now my cpu wont go past 4.2-4.3 @ 1.36vcore.

Anyone have any ideas as to what might be up? I'm worried the CPU is dying. Even with it only spending most of it's life @ 4.4GHz. / 1.385Vcore. (yes i know, my OC voltages were a little high, but it's the only voltages it would take)

EDIT: 3960x C1.

1.39v might not be enough voltage for 4.6ghz. I needed 1.32 for 4.5ghz on my 3930k. When i tried to bump it up to 4.8ghz I had to raise the voltage a lot. It took me 1.45v for 4.8. I lowered it back down to 4.5 because I think 1.45v is too high.

I'm just saying that 4.3 and 1.36 might not be that terrible. It does sound like a lot of volts but if I needed 1.32 for 4.5 then we are in the same range. Your chip might just need more volts than mine which is normal.

How many volts do you need now for 4.6ghz.
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1.39v might not be enough voltage for 4.6ghz. I needed 1.32 for 4.5ghz on my 3930k. When i tried to bump it up to 4.8ghz I had to raise the voltage a lot. It took me 1.45v for 4.8. I lowered it back down to 4.5 because I think 1.45v is too high.

I'm just saying that 4.3 and 1.36 might not be that terrible. It does sound like a lot of volts but if I needed 1.32 for 4.5 then we are in the same range. Your chip might just need more volts than mine which is normal.

How many volts do you need now for 4.6ghz.
I can't actually get it to boot into windows anymore at 4.6GHz. Before I had any of these issues, it was about 1.39v or 1.395v.
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Hey,

I'm not a 100% sure if this will be helpful, but it can't hurt to try.
I had a "similar" problem a few days back. I messed around with a few settings, wanted to start over fresh and cleared the CMOS. After that my mainboard wouldn't take any changes to the multiplier anymore, no matter what I did. Long story short I had to re-flash the bios with the same version again, after that everything worked like a charm again.
Might be worth a try. Just don't flash the bios in Windows.
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