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I've purchased the CPU only a week ago along with a M5A99X R2.0 and Noctua NH-D14. I believe the CPU may have become faulty after what I believe to be a mild overclock. I had successfully overclocked it to a very stable 4.2 ghz @ 1.344v with all power saving features off, LLC to extreme, CPU/NB LLC to extreme, and both current capabilities set to 120%. I decided to overclock the CPU/NB frequency and set it to 2.4 ghz along with the HTT set to 2.4 ghz. Offset voltage was increased to 1.1875 and 1.223 respectively. Stability tests began and the system was very stable. I upped the CPU/NB frequency to 2.6 ghz and the HTT to 2.6 ghz (the maximum value) and the system would not load windows (it did post however). I reset the computer intending to up the voltages but ever since the reset the computer will not post. In fact, no signal was sent to the monitor. I reset the CMOS with the power supply off and waited 10 seconds. The bios displayed the big logo prompting me to hit F2 or DEL to enter bios. The computer does not react (usb devices are on initiated after 20 seconds), the logo disappears (text prompt does not) and for some reason the motherboard increases the speed of the PWM CPU fans incrementally the longer I leave it running. If I reset the computer at this stage the screen simply remains blank or no signal is sent at all. I have tried numerous times to reset the bios and I get the same result every time. I have reseated the cpu as well. There is no fried component smell nor are there any visible charred remains of a component. Has anyone any ideas as to what is going on and perhaps a resolution? Was I handed the runt of the CPU litter?
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Asus M5A99X R2.0 GTX 560 ti SOC G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Seagate Barracuda 
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Generic DVD drive Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w 
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post #2 of 5
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Offset voltage was increased to 1.1875 and 1.223 respectively.

First off, your numbers are wrong. The highest offset voltage the mobo will allow is .7000, which on my VID would give a vcore of 2.0 volts.

Also, why only suspect the cpu or mobo ? It could be psu or ram also. Post your complete system specs or better yet, put your system in your sig. smile.gif

Off hand, I see nothing that you did that would kill the cpu or mobo, assuming .11875 and .1223 offset voltages.

Also, before using offset voltages, you need to know your cpus VID, each processor is different. The offset voltage is added to the VID.

When initially overclocking, its easier to use manual voltages. You only need offset voltages when using CnQ, which you should only turn on after finding a stable max overclock. CnQ does save a significant amount of watts in idle and thats why I use it.
Edited by cpmee - 4/18/14 at 2:14am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
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FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
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Sorry, by offset voltage I meant after entering a positive integer. The number I listed was the displayed value in the bios and within AMD overdrive after I adjusted the offset from the ascertained VID. I decided to adjust using offset first because that's the way I have become accustomed to from my previous Intel setups.

Signature with specs added as per request. I decided to try different ram modules as well to no avail. I have removed all storage devices and no difference is noted. Power supply removed and tested to be functional on another setup.
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Asus M5A99X R2.0 GTX 560 ti SOC G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Seagate Barracuda 
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Generic DVD drive Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w 
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Asus M5A99X R2.0 GTX 560 ti SOC G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Seagate Barracuda 
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Generic DVD drive Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775w 
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I see nothing wrong with your components. The G.Skill Ripjaws is generally very compatible with the M5A99 boards. (probably one of the most compatible) And youre not underpowered.

Maybe your bios is corrupted. On a failed overclock, my board tries to boot, then reboots and I get a notice that I have to push F1? (or something like that, I cant remember posivitely offhand ) to go into bios.

You can do a usb bios flashback with your board, even without having a cpu or memory installed. Download the latest bios for your board on a usb stick and follow the directions in the manual. (and there are Youtube videos on it)

Also you have small red LED lights on your mobo, besides the green ON one, that aid in diagnosing problems. Are any of those lit ?
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Asus M5A99X R2.0
Small typo there. Is it the M5A99X EVO R2.0 or the M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ? Both the same, except for 8X8 or 16X16 sli/crossfire and other minor back connector differences.

When you do get this straightened out, here are some useful overclocking guides for your mobo:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard/0_20

and

http://sites.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_FX_Performance_Tuning_Guide.pdf
Edited by cpmee - 4/18/14 at 3:34am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Combo Mouse Pad, Calculator, USB ports USB stereo speakers Custom 5.1 digital sound system 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Combo Mouse Pad, Calculator, USB ports USB stereo speakers Custom 5.1 digital sound system 
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Originally Posted by cpmee View Post

I see nothing wrong with your components. The G.Skill Ripjaws is generally very compatible with the M5A99 boards. (probably one of the most compatible) And youre not underpowered.

Maybe your bios is corrupted. On a failed overclock, my board tries to boot, then reboots and I get a notice that I have to push F1? (or something like that, I cant remember posivitely offhand ) to go into bios.

You can do a usb bios flashback with your board, even without having a cpu or memory installed. Download the latest bios for your board on a usb stick and follow the directions in the manual. (and there are Youtube videos on it)

Also you have small red LED lights on your mobo, besides the green ON one, that aid in diagnosing problems. Are any of those lit ?
Small typo there. Is it the M5A99X EVO R2.0 or the M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ? Both the same, except for 8X8 or 16X16 sli/crossfire and other minor back connector differences.

When you do get this straightened out, here are some useful overclocking guides for your mobo:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard/0_20

and

http://sites.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_FX_Performance_Tuning_Guide.pdf

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