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p7h55-M Overclock problems

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Hi all,

I recently tried to OC my intel core i5 650 on my Asus p7h55-M, but it failed miserably. I copied some moderate settings from another guy on this forum which yielding significant perfomance for him, only changing the following:

set to DCOP with 1600 memory profile
multiplier to 25
BLCK to 150 MHz

it did got past POST and started booting the OS, but I got a messed up screen and the system rebooted. It tried to boot again but it failed to detect my boot drive. Somehow my board keeps messing up the drive order and I need to reconfigure the drives and the boot priority. After that the board prompted a OC failure and opted to load the default settings, which I did. It failed to load the OS because it (somehow) caused permanent damage to the OS, and it needed to be reverted to a previous recovery point. I mean, wth, how can a failed OC attempt cause damage to an OS?

anyway, I really wonder what I did wrong. I must say I run a stock version of the BIOS. but I can't install the update utility from the driver DVD due to compatibilty issues in windows 10. But I figured I could do this in stock BIOS since I'm attempting modest tweaks anyway, not even touching the voltages.

can anyone help me to understand OC on this particular board+CPU combination?

thanks in advance smile.gif
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Not going to be much help with you overclock, but:

Windows has a lot of stuff going on in the background that involves memory reads/writes and disk reads/writes.
If an overclock fails during one of those there is the possibility (no, likelihood) of data and/or disk corruption. Data, the OS, and/or programs can get FUBARed

The safe thing to do for beginning overclockers is to install a separate copy of Windows on another partition (You can use your existing key). Install only your monitoring and stress testing software, and maybe bench marking software if you want that available too. Then back-up that install, or even better clone it. Then if you overclocking causes a problem you can just restore the backup or clone.

As for your current predicament, I'd also be running a disk check as some of your programs and/or data may have also been corrupted.
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