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ACCIDENT!! HELP!! 3570K not stable anymore!!!

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Hi folks,My last PC was in 2005, I got a new rig here are the specs:

3570K
Asus p8z77-v
7950 OC 3GB
Hyper T4 Cooler
Hyper X Kingston Ram 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte PSU 720W

I overclocked my processor to 4.4 ghz @ 1.23V it was stable for 8 hour max Temp 75C using prime95 blend test , so I decided to lower the voltage more to 1.21V then 1.19V but ACCIDENTALLY I Input in the bios 1.9V and restarted the pc but got a bios error that voltage and temps are so high so I adjusted the voltage and restarted the PC to find that the PC isn't stable so I pumped the voltage up again to 1.21 and then to 1.23 but no use(Although it was stable before) and kept rising it to 1.30 and also not stable(Under full load but windows boots normally) WTH is going wrong did my chip fail? is something wrong how can the system be stable before at 1.21 and now its not even stable at 1.3? PLEASE HELP, Its so sad to buy a new rig and finding this to happen!!
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Clear CMOS and start over. Your chip is fine but your settings will have been messed up.
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voltage dosent kill chips, heat does. your chip's fine. do what andym95 said and reset the cmos (either pull battery from board for 30 seconds or hit cmos reset button)


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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

That is completely untrue. Excessive voltage causes electromigration, which can and does damage CPUs even when they're cool.

Greg

no...electron migration only occurs if the electrons are moving around too fast (being too hot) ...if they are adequately cooled, then they move slower, hence lots of voltage can be pumped through the chip without hurting it. if you did 2v through a chip on air it would die/degrade very quickly due to the heat. but if you did 2v on liquid nitrogen, it would still be alive as the electrons are moving around extremely slow.
Edited by srsparky32 - 3/27/13 at 12:49pm
 
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

voltage dosent kill chips, heat does. your chip's fine. do what andym95 said and reset the cmos (either pull battery from board for 30 seconds or hit cmos reset button)

Actually voltage has been shown to kill chips. The only reason I know that is because I thought the same thing until someone shoved a bunch of articles down my throat. I might be able to find them again if you want.
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First, welcome to OCN.
Second, please follow these instructions to get your rig in your posts, it will make it easier for people to help:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

While creating the instability during testing, you may have triggered the Asus bios bug. Please save your bios profile and export it to a fat32 usb stick. Reflash your same bios again, this should fix the bug for now. Then reload your bios profile from the usb. Profiles only work with the same bios, so if you flash a different one, then take screen shots to remember your settings. Clearing CMOS will not affect the bug, reflashing bios will.

If you are not an expert overclocker already, I highly recommend reading and following everything in this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
It will give you ever setting you need. Any questions after reading it, just post in the thread.
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What the 2 comments above recommended (i let out a slight smirk after reading the OP explanation, thats that make me too cold?) Your chip is fine bro:D
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Thanks that's a relief ill try to clear the cmos and tell you what happens!
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Ha...I think everybody has gone through something similar to this at one time in their OCing journey or another...preferably the beginning. But you came to the right place. I've gotten a very good education from OCN! Good luck.
 
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post #9 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

voltage dosent kill chips, heat does.

That is completely untrue. Excessive voltage causes electromigration, which can and does damage CPUs even when they're cool.

Greg
post #10 of 74
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Originally Posted by Ahmoody View Post

Thanks that's a relief ill try to clear the cmos and tell you what happens!
As I posted above, clearing CMOS will not fix the Asus bios bug, if it did many people would have saved a lot of time. It may help in your case because we don’t know if you triggered it or not, but while testing an oc you will encounter it at some point.

A new bios has been posted for Asus ROG mobos, so I expect a new one for P8Z77 in the near future to address the bug.
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