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hi,
i'm new to the forum as well as to the concept of overclocking.
all i knew before today was that my system was overclocked & today the overclocking failed. so just trying to fix it.
i'm really sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

But I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how i should go about it?

TIA
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searching the forum or looking at the stickied threads is the best place to start, there is more to overclocking than can be said in a few words.

But basically it's very dependant on your hardware and configuration, to get worthwhile results from overclocking that outweigh the risks you need a motherboard that is suitable for overclocking, and at least some improved cooling for your components.

Stock can only get you so far.
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hi,
i'm new to the forum as well as to the concept of overclocking.
all i knew before today was that my system was overclocked & today the overclocking failed. so just trying to fix it.
i'm really sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

But I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how i should go about it?

TIA
well we need to know what you have in your system and please be a little bit more specific about your problem. you can enter your system specs in the user CP tab at the top of the page.
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ud0013: First, welcome. Second, please go to user cp at the top of the page and fill in your system specs. It will help eveyone help you (each machine is different).

If you didn't know about the concept of oc'ing before today, how do you know your rig was oc'ed to begin with? Did someone do it for you? Also what do you mean by failed?
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post #5 of 7
indeed, your specs could help.

But I must ask - you say you're new to Ocing (welcome to the forum BTW ) - how do you KNOW that your system IS in fact, overclocked.

And what makes you think that it has failed (what exactly is the prob?), is the rig just not coming up? (as the title would suggest).

Fill us in with a few details and we'll have you well on your way to repairing your Rig ^_^
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hi again,
thanks for replying & i'm sorry for posting this in the wrong section earlier.

also sorry for all the blanks i left out, but i've updated it now, hope the info. is appropriate.

The reason i got to know about my system being OC'ed was because i turned it on today & it said -
Overclocking has failed Press F1 to enter setup
Press F2 to use default values

I think when i got this machine it was already OC'ed because i didn't do it.

I tried correcting this problem by changing the settings too, it gave a few choices like OC by 10%,20% or 30%, i chose 30%, it again gave that same failed message on reboot. then i tried OCing it 10%, its working fine now though, but its really slow.
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post #7 of 7
Ahh, I see ^_^

(dont mind about your thread not being under the CPU () section - the mods will move it soon enough )

Suffice to say , your machine shouldnt be moving "slow" at 2.80GHZ at all! (provided thats the stock10% overclock speed), 2.80 is plenty enough for computing (unless you meant in games/encoding and the sort). If you're talking about.. just regular computing however - something else may be the issue - perhaps your windows installation/file system needs come clearing up (in which case I'd have the perfect appps to reccomend to you _

But yeah, tell me something - does your machine show you (in MHZ) the frequency at which your CPU is working at (when you just turn it on?)

(It should say something like... 2.xxGHZ) - Just trying to figure out how much you've overclocked it.

You should go into your bios, and look around for anything about CPU frequency adjustment, look for something about FSB (Front side Bus) and in that dialoge they should tell you what your FSB is at (which would help is furthur ^_^).

Do you know what speed your RAM is rated for? (check the packaging - or maybe you could search online.

To be clear though, a few things could cause your overclock "to fail".
It could be that someone messed with the settings, it could be that the CPU isnt being cooled adequatly (anymore/?) and so, the bios detects the instability brought on by the heat, it could also be that your FSB was running a bit faster than the memory liked all along - and now the RAM is complaining .

But before we finger point the prob, see if you can tell us what speed your FSB is working at, as well as what speed your RAM was rated for eh? :]

(you should also check to see if you find anything about RAM, or "DRAM" timing.)


Gl - get to work
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