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Trying to figure out what the hell is going on here. So I've had this chip for at least a year now I think, all that time running 4.6GHz / 1.28v. Took all the usual steps to keep it safe.. well below 80c in benching, under 1.3v, adaptive mode..

I know for a fact that as of last year/early this year, this OC was passing 8hrs Aida64, Realbench stress test and at least 1hr of its x264 + Multitasking benchmarks looped. Plus 100s of hrs of GTA 5 without issue.

Had been running an old bios (1902) all this time which proved stable. Then a couple days ago I tried the newest bios and found it to be unstable (yes identical settings) so flashed back down to 1902. Well, since doing that, it seems I'm now no longer RB stable. BSOD at 40mins, when running the benchmarks. Bumping the vcore slightly has no effect. Aida seemed fine.

Is it possible that bios I tried (3301) actually damaged my CPU or is it just a coincidence? Am I experiencing normal degradation here? Cause I would find that hard to believe..
Edited by Tideman - 8/20/16 at 3:38pm
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did you remove the over clock before updating the bios?
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did you remove the over clock before updating the bios?
No I don't think I did, didn't realise that was needed. Can not doing so actually cause damage despite the flash being successful?
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No I don't think I did, didn't realise that was needed. Can not doing so actually cause damage despite the flash being successful?

I'm not 100% positive but I believe the cpu should be at stock settings before updating the bios, maybe someone else with more
knowledge of this can chime in.
I have always put everything to stock in my system or any I work on before updating the bios
but thats my preference. I even put my gpu back to stock.
I don't think it will damage the cpu but it could cause the system to read your over clock settings differently than what they are.
Edited by jlhawn - 8/20/16 at 3:50pm
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I'm not an expert by any means but I don't think updating your BIOS with an OC system can cause any damage at all. I think most people say reset you everything before updating the BIOS because they are afraid that the system might crash during BIOS update due to unstable OC.

Personally, I never reset my OC settings before OC, because I'm 100% sure that my OC settings are stable. Besides sometimes resetting all the settings to default might actually make the system unstable.

Also, whenever you update your BIOS the default settings will be set anyways, so I don't think BIOS update anything to your CPU. But as always, I might be wrong. I'm actually interested to see how things turn out for you.

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Thanks, will update tomorrow. I've had to switch my system off for now to avoid kicking it or launching it out the window or something.

Really hope I can get to the bottom of this. Another thought I've had is that W10 1607 anniversary update.. I would guess that could not cause such an issue right? I mean the Realbench bsod. I would love to think it's RB being buggy as usual rolleyes.gif
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