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My system below is what I am running right now, anyway, I decided to get bawlsy and do a sloppy quick overclock. I ususally run 3.5ghz with no problem so I just upped my multiplier two notches and all the sudden my WinVista x86 is not booting. I kept gettin BSOD but it just restarted too quick to see what my error is. Anyway I tried everything, and it basically came down to reformatting and restoring everything. Is this possible? Thanks
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Reset the multi in the BIOS if it's BSOD'ing.
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Clear your CMOS.
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post #4 of 14
^ what he said -
Remove the battery
Change the jumpers over one and then back to original
    
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post #5 of 14
Overclock it back to the stable speeds! Simple
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorryBasler View Post
De-clock it back to the stable speeds! Simple
Fixed it.
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post #7 of 14
no need to reinstall.....surly

its probably a lac of ram or cpu voltage causing the BSOD..
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post #8 of 14
Depending if you can into the BIOS then lower the multi or set things everything to default, If you cannot, go to your motherboard manual and look for the CMOS jumper pin.
Move it over, start system let it sit for 20~30seconds and then turn off, move jumper back and turn on.
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post #9 of 14
It's perfectly possible for an unstable OC to corrupt a Windows install beyond repair.

Upon boot, and during use, things are constantly being written to the drive(s). If you have an unstable OC bad information can be stored, permanently (well untill it's reinstalled) disrupting the function of your install. Unstable memory subsystems are a prime cause of this, but highly flaky CPU OCs can do it too.

I try not to ever boot into windows on a system that cannot pass a few loops of Memtest86+. While far from ensuring complete stability, this is normally sufficent to get into windows without corrupting anything so more complete testing can be done.

If clearing the CMOS does not help, it's time for a reformat. Also, never install windows or do a bios flash when OCed, unless you are 110% that your over clock is absolutely and completely stable.
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post #10 of 14
It isn't unheard off on this particular nVidia southbridge. The 680i and 790i have the same southbridge and those chipsets are affected by data corruption, I suppose you got unlucky too.
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