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I had once heard that a Brisbane 5000+ could reach at least 3.3-3.4Ghz. I had been sitting at 3.2 and said "You know...Everyone and their mom sits at 3.2 and is content. Screw that!"

So, I went on Toms Hardware, looked around here, grabbed myself a list of Voltages, CPU Mulipliers, and CPU Frequencies, and started to delve into my BIOS screen!

So, all my attempts at getting close to 3.4 were getting pretty messed up. No stability at all once I had left 3.2Ghz, and I was in the constant loop of "CPU IN SAFE MODE" and me hitting the restart button.

So, One time, I restart it, and find myself a "CMOS Checksum Error".

At this point, I realize, "Oh Damn, James, You've done it now".

And I had.

I set everything back to default (Default, being stock), and rushed to see if my files and OS were safe.

They werent.

Every time I went to load Windows, I saw 1/4th of a second of B.S.O.D., and my computer had to restart itself.

I am now on a new-slate of windows.

Thank God I kept all my files on a seperate drive than my system drive...

What the hell happened?
    
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You screwed your system files up. Happens sometimes... you probably could have gotten away with a Windows repair.
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^Tried. Still got the ole' BSOD
    
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Did you try clearing the CMOS?
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As Jameskelsey asked, did you reset the CMOS? You said you set everything back to default, resetting the CMOS is the best way to do that.

If that doesn't work, I'd try flashing to a different BIOS. Download the newest BIOS on another computer, save it to a floppy disk, and flash the BIOS. Some motherboards will also flash the BIOS via a USB device or CD.

If it still gives you that error, you might have a dead battery. This can be replaced for cheap, but it seems unlikely that your battery died at the same time you pushed your computer too hard.
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post #6 of 7
Sounds to me like you pushed the chip too far, or didnt properly configure it for >3.2 and borked your OS files. Everything should be ok, but take this as a lesson, either make sure you can get 3.4, and know how to do it reliably, or stay with your mom at 3.2
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post #7 of 7
You see the people that are getting the 3.5Ghz out of their chips aren't using the 4 year old GeForce 6100 chipset. They're using nForce 590SLI's and AMD 580x
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