Uh...wth...all of a sudden my system started freezing on me under load. No BSOD at previously stable clocks.
I'll boot windows, and start running prime, or just start opening programs and it will just freeze and get a blank screen (colors vary) after a few minutes.
I tried reseating my cpu and mega, and clearing the cmos. I also tried reflashing the bios but I can't manage to do it so I used my the second bios chip which was on P06, and I thought it was ok so I stopped prime after about 12mins and started opening other programs and it froze.
Could this be from physical strain on the board? I've been moving it around and finally got it on a mobo tray. Before I had a less than desirable setup. It was on a piece of plywood, but it was in the middle, so the gfx card couldn't hang off the edge. I put two plastic standoffs under the back of the board so it would raise the back and the card would fit. I felt a little uncomfortable with this, but it seemed to be ok.
About a week later I tried to re-test my 4.4ghz clock, and it froze right away, at the same settings that had got about 1hr before. I tried a couple different clocks, and now even my previously stable 4.1 froze. It also just froze at stock speeds. It seems to happen when I open a lot of programs quickly when it first boots.
The only thing I changed that week was overvolting my gpu, but I did not save those settings. I also used the "force reset" button, if that could possibly do anything. The gpu is at stock speeds when I boot.
Did I ruin my board?
Sorry if this doesn't make sense.
*edit* swapped my gfx card to the lower slot, and when i rebooted windows reported restarting because of a BSOD 117. I think maybe CCC had my gpu clocks set to my high clocks.
*edit 2* I think CCC just set my default clocks to 1000/1149
Reset to default, back to 4.1 (24/7 clock) priming now, hopefully it is fine. 4.4 still gave me errors within seconds :/ I guess that's a whole different battle.
If so, sorry for my noob-ish post /facepalmEdited by drjoey1500 - 11/22/09 at 8:10pm