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I have the computer in my sig( a pile of ****, but whatever), and in order to speed it up a little, I wanted to overclock it.

I can easily up it to 3.8Ghz (any higher and it won't boot), and at 3.7Ghz it's stable on two stability tests for several hours.

However, whenever I reboot, the overclock resets to stock speeds. I don't change the voltage, just the Bus speed.

Motherboard is a Gigabyte 8ANXP-D with drivers updated ~2 months ago.
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are you overclocking in windows or in the bios ?
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Is it stable after you overclock it? Are you sure it doesn't go back to stock because of instability?
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Are you exit with saving settings in bios? OC might be too high and resetting to default.
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are you overclocking in windows or in the bios ?
BIOS...

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Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
Is it stable after you overclock it? Are you sure it doesn't go back to stock because of instability?
Several hours on two stress tests are perfectly fine.

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Are you exit with saving settings in bios? OC might be too high and resetting to default.
It's a %10 increase... I'm 3.2Ghz stock, and I up it to 3.6Ghz. I boot up, run tests & **** with the overclock. On my next reboot it resets.
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bad cmos battery
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bad cmos battery
Nice thought! Does OC save after standby mode?
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no, it saves after you exit the cmos that is if you save the settings
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post #9 of 13
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bad cmos battery
Possible, but I'm doubtful. When I save and exit after overclocking, I have to reboot, so its technically the second reboot that resets it... No?
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no, it saves after you exit the cmos that is if you save the settings
Sorry, question was 4 OP.
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