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Last night i pushed my chip to 4ghz stable (or so i thought). Was running O.C.C.T and watching a bit of youtube at the same time, then BAM. Screen froze, computer started buzzing and wouldn't even reboot itself. After a good few hours of trying to restart (and failing each time) i unplugged the motherboard, reseated the hsf, then removed and replaced the bios battery. I honestly thought i buggered my computer completely. Finally managed to load into bios (just about), set it to default - and everything seems to be okay now.

It's a real shame - i was getting good results by overclocking. 10-15fps more in F1-2010 just by O/Cing the cpu, with much improved gameplay. Benchmarks were improving massively, about 20% increase in some circumstances. I was having fun in seeing how far my system could go by overclokcing my RAM and 460 aswell.

But now i'm unsure as to whether it's safe to overclock again. It's no problem updating in the near future, but i just wanted to max out my system before doing so, maybe even wait for keplar/northan islands/ivy/bulldozer etc on my current rig.

Is what happened last night simply an overclocking blip or cause for serious concern?

Any thoughts.
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Originally Posted by lyster;11958365 
Last night i pushed my chip to 4ghz stable (or so i thought). Was running O.C.C.T and watching a bit of youtube at the same time, then BAM. Screen froze, computer started buzzing and wouldn't even reboot itself. After a good few hours of trying to restart (and failing each time) i unplugged the motherboard, reseated the hsf, then removed and replaced the bios battery. I honestly thought i buggered my computer completely. Finally managed to load into bios (just about), set it to default - and everything seems to be okay now.

It's a real shame - i was getting good results by overclocking. 10-15fps more in F1-2010 just by O/Cing the cpu, with much improved gameplay. Benchmarks were improving massively, about 20% increase in some circumstances. I was having fun in seeing how far my system could go by overclokcing my RAM and 460 aswell.

But now i'm unsure as to whether it's safe to overclock again. It's no problem updating in the near future, but i just wanted to max out my system before doing so, maybe even wait for keplar/northan islands/ivy/bulldozer etc on my current rig.

Is what happened last night simply an overclocking blip or cause for serious concern?

Any thoughts.

That's a good thing if it froze, because that's telling you that your overclock might be too high and unstable. What you need to do is increase the volt's a little more and stay under 62C when under full load.

Next time when you overclock, Run a program called Prime95 for at least 30minutes, longer preferabley, And this will tell you if your overclock is stable so you won't see any crashes like that happen again.

It took me time to get my 1055T at 4.27GHz from 2.8GHz, but with patience, i managed to get it stable all day long 24/7

Don't worry, Iv'e been there myself, But with alot of internet reaserch, you will find that these crashes while overclocking is normal.

Overclocking my CPU is like taking drugs to me haha! it get's me high like my CPU. To many people, Overclocking is a hobby and it get's highly addictive... Trust me tongue.gif
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Sounds to me like you just need to add more voltage to get it stable.
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Its all good, no damage just some stress testing like IBT or Linx to see if its stable and raise the Vcore Cautiously...
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You're good.

All you probably had to do was jump the CMOS reset on the bios--instead of removing the battery, most motherboards just have a jumper on the motherboard to bridge the two pins to set the BIOS settings back to stock.

Other than hard drive corruption--which has the potential (however unlikely) to happen anytime you start overclocking--you're not going to damage your components appreciably beyond if you ran them at stock.
    
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I once cleared my CMOS 7 times in an hour, trying to get the most out of my rig. And apparently I'm being held back by my motherboard cause it has no voltage control.
    
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss;11958664 
I once cleared my CMOS 7 times in an hour, trying to get the most out of my rig. And apparently I'm being held back by my motherboard cause it has no voltage control.

BIOS update to the latest version?
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hell i did moderate oc my new Q6700 and the mobo dies during testing I'm gonna have to ship it out. other people on new egg were able to do the same with a Q6600 with out it dieing.
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Your at 1.25...



I need 1.55v for 3.8ghz on my Phenom X4 955.


MOAR VOOOOLTAGE PLEASEEEE... Seriously, get that vcore up.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;11958673 
BIOS update to the latest version?

I'm already at the latest one.

I just hope MSI-AMI makes one that supports voltage control..
    
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