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Early in the week I decided to overclock my Q6700 and I took it slow. I read on here that the Q6700 could get to 3.0ghz on stock voltage so I slowly crept up to 3.0ghz and sure enough it got there on the stock vcore (1.25v). It was stable on prime95 for a couple hours so I decided to keep going. I put it at 3.1 on the stock vcore and it was stable for a couple hours. So I knocked it up to 3.2ghz and ran prime and it was stable for two hours as usual. This was probably around Tuesday or Wednesday and then I became busy with school and work so I didn't have time to really watch it and run prime for more than a couple hours. Well today I decided to let Prime95 run for longer than usual so before I left for dinner I started up Prime95 well I came back a couple hours later to see my computer restarting. I just figured that it had crashed and that I needed to up the vcore. I increased the vcore by a notch and restarted my computer. Well it got to the "Welcome" screen on XP and I got a BSOD and it restarted again. So I increased the vcore again and it did the exact same thing. So I turned off my computer and let it sit for about 15 minutes and then I started it up again, it posted and came up with a message saying that my overclock had failed. I set the FSB back to 2.67ghz and put the vcore back at 1.25v and it still gave me the BSOD and restarted my computer. By now I am really starting to worry, so i set the vcore to auto and left the FSB at 2.67ghz and it booted up windows. I was like "phew it works!" so then I left to take my little brother and his friends downtown to see the fireworks and stuff and then I come back 15 minutes later and my computer is restarting itself over and over. Ok. I have been running my computer all-day. Played a little css and that's it well just now I got a BSOD and my computer restarts itself except it just keeps restarting itself, it only gets to the welcome screen on XP. I havent touched my BIOS since I put it back to default values on Friday night. I turned off my computer and let it sit for over 30 minutes and I just tried to turn it on and it is doing the same thing: Posts, and then gets to the XP "welcome" screen and then I get a BSOD and it restarts my computer. I just tried to restart my computer a few minutes ago and it prompted a message saying that my "Overclock had failed" so I selected the option that set my BIOS to the default settings and it starts loading up windows and it gets to the "Welcome" and gives me a BSOD and restarts my computer.
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Clear CMOS
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To clear the CMOS I just take out the big watch battery looking thing and then put it back in a few minutes?
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Originally Posted by AlphaDog11790 View Post
To clear the CMOS I just take out the big watch battery looking thing and then put it back in a few minutes?
Yes that's correct.
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post #5 of 121
Yeah, that or read your motherboard manual and it will show you where to place jumpers on your motherboard. Removing and putting the battery back in is the easiest option though.
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post #6 of 121
unplug the computer,
take the battery out,
press and hold the power button for 5 seconds
put computer back together and boot.
to me it sound like a os problem.
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Took the battery out and replaced it a few minutes later. Started up my computer and it told me that blah blah had been cleared and I entered into Setup and set the time and date and tried to boot into windows. And I got the same BSOD a second after the "Welcome" screen came up.
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post #8 of 121
Well, what was the error message on the blue screen?
Google it.........

But, yeah, I agree the OS is borked.

And next time don't bump the CPU 100mhz at a time. That's just asking for trouble. You were probably real close to a OC failure at 3.1, and then pushed it way into failure territory by jumping another 100mhz. There are many reasons for an OC to fail, some of which do really bad stuff to an OS. You just made sure that the nasty stuff happened. Stability tools are used to tell you when you're getting close to an OC that will fail.

Kind of like "I drove at the speed limit, no problem. I drove 5mph over the speed limit, No problem. I drove 10mph over the speed limit. Uh oh, got a warming ticket. I drove 15mph over the speed limit ...and hit a dump truck!
Edited by billbartuska - 7/6/08 at 7:28pm
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The BSOD is only displayed for a split second; I cant read what it says.
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bump
What should I do to see if it is an OS problem or not?
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