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I recently built a i7 970 rig (see sig below), and it have tested it using IBT maximum stress for 20pass and Prime95 blend for 12 hours. Today i got overclocking failed. However, i just entered bios and used the existing overclocking setting and rebooted and everything was fine. Does this mean my computer is still unstable or this is a common occurrence. Thanks in advance
    
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You had "Overclocking Failed press f1 to enter bios" after a shutdown or after a BSOD? Were you OCing your rig? if you have everything on stock speeds and voltage it may happen because of an electrical power unstability, like a power failure at your residence. Otherwise it may ocurred because of some board instability. Do you have the latest bios for your board?
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It only happens after shutdown. I never get BSOD with this overclocking. So you are saying it is due to electrical power unstability? My power supply suppose to be top notch so i hope i don't have to switch it.
    
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i'm not saying it is...if you shutdown the computer and that happens it doesn't seem to be due to electrical failure but the board instead... when you enter the bios you see your previous configuration or it loads everything to default? if everything is loaded to deafult try checking your board's battery, if it is placed right. Have you checked on the bios?
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