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I am trying to overclock and now I can't boot into windows or boot into BIOS. When I turn my computer on I hit delete to get into the bios but it just goes to a blank screen with the cursor flashing in the upper left corner. If I don't touch anything and try and get it to boot into windows, I get to a black screen with some numbers and letters on it. Help me fix this. I have a P35C mobo with an e6600. I was at 380fsb with a 9 times mutiplier and 1.375 vcore. I can take pictures if anybody needs them.
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post #2 of 11
Reset the CMOS.
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How do I do that?
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How do I do that?
Resetting CMOS--

1. Locate a silver circular battery on your motherboard
2. Remove that battery
3. Let it sit there without the battery for at least 1 minute, sometimes longer.
4. Put back in the battery and boot.

Doing this will reset and put your BIOS back into factory default.

You can also use jumpers, but I've never done that method before.
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Well after rebooting it multiple times, it seems that BIOS reset itself. Thanks. Why do you think this happened?
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Well after rebooting it multiple times, it seems that BIOS reset itself. Thanks. Why do you think this happened?
I've heard some motherboard have auto BIOS reset, or something similar to that. No idea, I don't have information to back this up, but resetting CMOS like how I explained above are used a lot.
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post #7 of 11
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Well after rebooting it multiple times, it seems that BIOS reset itself. Thanks. Why do you think this happened?
Your overclock failed most likely. Have you done any stability testing?(orthos, prime 95 ect)
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post #8 of 11
Also on my asus board, if I shut down and turn off the psu, and then fire it all back up that resets my bios.
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post #9 of 11
your battery is probably dead so when u turn off the psu your motherboard is cut off its power and wil not remember things withouth power hehe
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I am currently at 3ghz running orthos and have been stable for just over two hours. So did this happen just because of a failed overclock?
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