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So I recently decided that I would try to overclock my AMD Phenom 1055t. I purchased the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to aid me. Taking out my old heatsink/fan the processor was stuck to it, so I had to go through some **** getting that off, and then straightening out a bunch of pins I bent. I installed the Evo and you can kind of twist it left and right on top of the processor but I read that this was acceptable.

Thankfully, my computer started right up fine and seemed hunky dory. So I came back home tonight to begin trying to overclock it, something i've not done before. And after a bunch of miserably failed attempts, it suddenly would not turn on. I restarted it, and happened to be looking at one of the fans on the Evo that's plugged into the motherboard. I saw it start up, and then saw it just stop. Won't turn on anymore. Computer won't POST. I'm afraid either the mobo or the processor is ruined and I'm not sure what to do.

I tried taking the CMOS battery out for 10 minutes to clear the settings maybe i should do longer?

Phenom II X6 1055t
Biostar TA890FXE
4 x 2GB Corsair XMS 3
1 x 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
2 x 1TB WDEALS10 HDD
Raidmax 530W PSU
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
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So I recently decided that I would try to overclock my AMD Phenom 1055t. I purchased the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to aid me. Taking out my old heatsink/fan the processor was stuck to it, so I had to go through some **** getting that off, and then straightening out a bunch of pins I bent. I installed the Evo and you can kind of twist it left and right on top of the processor but I read that this was acceptable.

Thankfully, my computer started right up fine and seemed hunky dory. So I came back home tonight to begin trying to overclock it, something i've not done before. And after a bunch of miserably failed attempts, it suddenly would not turn on. I restarted it, and happened to be looking at one of the fans on the Evo that's plugged into the motherboard. I saw it start up, and then saw it just stop. Won't turn on anymore. Computer won't POST. I'm afraid either the mobo or the processor is ruined and I'm not sure what to do.

I tried taking the CMOS battery out for 10 minutes to clear the settings maybe i should do longer?

Phenom II X6 1055t
Biostar TA890FXE
4 x 2GB Corsair XMS 3
1 x 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
2 x 1TB WDEALS10 HDD
Raidmax 530W PSU
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB

Try replacing the cooler with your stock cooler and see if it posts.
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i had the computer still plugged in the first time, let the battery sit out for a bit longer this time. I am in BIOS. I am so terribly relieved. Now I don't suppose anyone could tell me how to overclock with this clunky ta890fxe bios could they
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i had the computer still plugged in the first time, let the battery sit out for a bit longer this time. I am in BIOS. I am so terribly relieved. Now I don't suppose anyone could tell me how to overclock with this clunky ta890fxe bios could they

Always, always, always 1) Unplug the power cable 2) Turn off the power switch 3) Touch the inside of the PC case with one hand, and something metallic with the other hand.

I have seen too many PCs die because someone (or even I once) forgot such simple steps. Even if it's just to take out the CMOS battery - do it.

Anyway, I am glad to hear your PC is working again! thumb.gif Maybe you should try to overclock just very lightly, bit by bit and see what you can hit. Don't go for a big number right at the start.

-Rich
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well the bios is not as user friendly as many of the ones i see posted. the multiplier is locked at 14, but there is a value of 200 i can change and i think that's what I change to get the clock speed up. I think my problem was i was setting some other voltages way too high or something and it messed with something, even though I thought those were the voltages posted by other people.
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well the bios is not as user friendly as many of the ones i see posted. the multiplier is locked at 14, but there is a value of 200 i can change and i think that's what I change to get the clock speed up. I think my problem was i was setting some other voltages way too high or something and it messed with something, even though I thought those were the voltages posted by other people.

What exactly is this value of 200?

If you can't change the multiplier, then you can't really overclock much I think.
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I believe it's labeled as some CPU/HT ratio or something
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First off, welcome to the forum smile.gif.

Second. You can indeed overclock with a locked multiplier. In fact, it is how it was first done, and its the "old school" way of doing it now that intel has made it impossible to adjust the reference clock (BLK), and AMD ships most of their processors with unlocked multipliers. And whats even better, is I almost can't even think of a time that a locked multiplier has limited an overclock, at least since the early AMD 64 days where some of the chips had multipliers of 8 and 9. The cliff notes version is that the frequency of a processor is determined by a base clock (reference clock, or ref clock), and a multiplier. So in your case, you have 200 x 14 == 2.8GHz. Most motherboards can easily hit 250 or so ref clock, so with your multiplier of 14, that could theoretically mean that you could get a max OC of somewhere around 3.5GHz, and even likely higher.

Third. I hope you learned how to clear the CMOS successfully (the directions above are perfect by the way, unplug, cycle the power switch a few times (the PSU holds residual power for a bit that can be discharged by pressing the on button a few times), ground yourself, and THEN take out the battery). Whenever you OC, and particularly when you're near the limit (or blindly following other peoples settings), it happens much more frequently.

Fourth. Taking other peoples settings for overclocking and trying them outright and expecting them to work is a bit like buying lottery tickets at the same gas station as a buddy who won, and expecting to win as well. Each processor while the same, is actually very, very different, and while you can use information others use as a guideline to help you, almost never do they work exactly the same. You can check my sig for an Phenom II overclocking guide that can get you started with how to properly get going. Once you do that, you can post back here with specific questions and we can help from there.

Fifth. BIOS's are all clunky, its how they are. Instead of thinking of it as a bad thing, think of it as "retro" and revel in the nerdyness that comes from delving into the BIOS and overclocking like a man. And so you know, there are two major types of BIOS. Phoenix, and Award. From the sound, I bet you got a Phoenix tongue.gif. Don't worry though, the interface is no big deal, and the settings can all be adjusted like normal.

And finally, if you ever get a Heatsink stuck to the processor again, try heating it up before removing it. This can mean running a stress test right before shutting down, or even something like a hair drier. The heat looses up the thermal paste, and it should come out a lot easier, and you won't have a panic attack because of bent pins.

Good luck man, and welcome to the fun thumb.gif.
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