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so I was bored and thought to myself that I should get around to overclocking my i5 from stock speeds up to 3.7ghz. I already had a freezer 7 pro rev.2 installed since the stock fan on the i5 was way too loud. I have a msi P55A-G55 mobo which has really sparse options in the bios so it was hard following the i5 overclocking guides. I've overclocked before but I was still kinda doing everything by trial and error. I messed around with my voltage settings a bit and seemed to get a decently stable overclock after a few crashes and bsods. I ran prime95 with large FFTs tests and checked my core temps after a few minutes and it was averaging out at around 79C. Now I'm sure I had a complete retard moment since I should have stopped right there but I let it run and my computer powered off. I could smell the distinct smell of burning in the air and I knew I had really ****ed it up now.

I tried changing the thermal paste on the cpu and reset the CMOS battery but no luck. When I tried to power it on, it would light up for a second and then power off, no display at all. Is my i5 completely dead? Would I be able to RMA it?
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lol if anything you blew your mobo, not your chip.

Buy a quality mobo, after having the cpu tested at a local shop if you don't have a backup.
    
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lol @ everyone who thought this was a Sandy Bridge thread when they clicked on it.. .
Cuz I did ...
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lol if anything you blew your mobo, not your chip.

Buy a quality mobo, after having the cpu tested at a local shop if you don't have a backup.

^^adding to the above...

Yer chip will just shutoff if it gets too hot. Yer board on the other hand...
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lol @ everyone who thought this was a Sandy Bridge thread when they clicked on it.. .
Cuz I did ...
same here lol
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oh that makes sense. I am derping hard today .__.
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lol same, then I saw P55 and figured it was a troll
    
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Why would it be that my mobo is fried and not the i5?
Because most of the stress is going to be on the board as you're using a fsb overclock.

You have a poor quality board with no mosfet cooling.

Welcome to overclock.net btw!


Even Best Buy can test your parts for you, call around and see if anyone will let you bring in your gear to be tested.
    
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Well... Probably burned your motherboard... CPUs rarely get damaged by heat.

Looking at your MSI P55A-G55, it looks to have poor mosfets cooling...

    
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Here,

Well if it is like the P55-G55 except with usb 3.0 on it then it should be a decent low budget board. But if it is also like it's USB 2.0 Sibling - be wary of doing ANY overclocking on it. Due to lack of proper cooling on the chipsets and VRM's I had an MSI P55-G55 burn and melt on me with a mild overclock recently.

So if running stock they are great boards as I generally have had good luck with MSI boards - (and Asus and Gigabyte to a lesser extent).


http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...l#post11680707

and here. Look at the last post
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