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First time overclocking, using a e6400. Problem?

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So I'm having a problem I don't really understand.

Right now I have overclocked my FSB to 480x7, system memory multiplier 2.0.. The other option I've done is 370x8, same Memory.. I haven't messed with memory timings, or voltages cause I'm not real comfortable with that stuff. I'm using the Award BIOS.

So my problem is the computer starts up fine after using these settings, I've stress tested with Orthos for a couple hours on both set ups.

However sometimes when I turn off the computer, then turn it back on later, he doesn't start up! It turns on no problem, but it never POSTs. Everything is on, fans, discs drives, but it doesn't POST. Sometimes I have to remove the CMOS battery to fix it, other times a restart fixes it, but it wipes my settings.

What could be causing this?
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WD Caviar 1TBg Samsung DVD-RW Win 7 Home Asus 27" LED 
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post #2 of 3
could be a bios related issue or it could be a problem from overclocking, see if you have any bios updates from your boards manufacturer website, if you do flash your bios and see if you still have the same problem. Just a word of caution make sure you follow the procedure correctly for flashing your bios, its not hard but doing it incorrectly will render your computer useless, I recommend using a utility that runs in dos or if your board has a utility that runs at startup like my Asus board does go with that, steer clear of flashing from windows, alot of people have had windows crash during a bios flash, especially due to instable overclocks, and wound up ruining there bios chip. Good luck!
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Well I've updated my Award BIOS to f13. Still having this problem.

I don't understand. I'm rock solid, I've run Prime overnight a couple times. But when I turn off the computer for some reason my computer will not POST. I haveta unplug the comp, and try to power it on with no power, plug it back in, then reset the FSB.

What the hell is the deal? I've read quite a bit on Overclocking, and I haven't been able to find this problem. I've read where people can't post, but that's cayuse the settings aren't working. My settings DO work, but after a shut down they for some reason stop working.

Someone please help!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Asus Sabertooth Gigabyte 6850 G.skill 6gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 1TBg Samsung DVD-RW Win 7 Home Asus 27" LED 
PowerCase
Cool Master eXtreme 650w 1200 Antec 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Asus Sabertooth Gigabyte 6850 G.skill 6gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 1TBg Samsung DVD-RW Win 7 Home Asus 27" LED 
PowerCase
Cool Master eXtreme 650w 1200 Antec 
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