Originally Posted by roflolol
So today, my day to day OC failed :O bluescreen was one to bump the Vcore. I never exceeded 37 during my testing- I was at about 16 when I got my screenshot! Is it possible I just never detected this instability (I only ran prime for ~3 hours when I did the OC) or did I degrade my chip?
If this is the same OS partition/drive you were using for your extreme OC'ing you probably just corrupted the OS with all of the lockups and BSOD's.
First, open up an Elevated Command Prompt (re: Run As Administrator), type in sfc /scannow
, then hit enter. This should take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on what it finds. After that finishes open up another Elevated Command Prompt and type in chkdsk /r
and hit enter. You will be prompted that it can't run now and do you want to run it the next time the system boots. Type in Y
, hit enter, then reboot the computer and let it run. Depending on the size of the OS partition and how many problems it finds and needs to fix this could take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more as it is very thorough.
What happens is that when the system shuts down like it does when you pull the plug, have a power outage, BSOD, etc. without going through the normal Windows Shutdown Routine some of the files that are open become corrupted and/or some of the clusters on the hard drive become corrupted. Running those two utilities (sfc is System File Checker) will normally clean up and fix the problems leaving you with a more stable and responsive system. Otherwise the corruption leads to more problems. less stability, loss of performance, and quite often more corruption.
I normally run these two utilities once a month or so even if I don't have any problems, and anytime I have some problems.