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Hey there guys, a month ago I upgraded my case, psu and cpu cooler to the ones in my sig.I'll write from what I upgrade later on.

THe problem is, with the old parts I was able to clock my cpu to 4.2 and no problems at all. But now when I try to overclock it no matter what amount, it just won't boot. I enter to the bios set up everything right and then F10. First boot, I'm in the windows. I shut down the computer and try to start it again; but nothing happens. Only a small flash on my lights of my mobo and the fans trying to turn but fail. Then it doesn't even do that flash thing in the second push of the power button. I need to push cmos reset from the rear I/O shield or take out and put back the bios battery to get it working again. Ofc then it wants to recover the bios pressing f2 to return to the stock clocks etc. In standart use, everything on stock, nothing happens. Just normally working.

I mean I know how to overclock those i7's, even mine wants a bit more juice to get to 4.0 Ghz. But that's not the problem I guess. I gave my mobo to RMA, got a new one but same thing all over again. I'm thiking of the psu but I'm too lazy to put the old one back to test. (I'll do it if I need to tho)


Old parts which I upgraded:

Thermaltake Litepower 700W PSU
Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler
Thermaltake Element T case

New parts in my sig below.

So, any ideas? Some help would be great and I'll give rep to anything useful.

Thanks, Marcelo.
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post #2 of 11
I would bet its the PSU. I used to have a power supply that wouldn't boot unless it was cold. The computer couldn't do a restart. If I wanted to restart it I would have to shut off the computer and wait for an hour or so for the PSU to "cool down" after which it would boot normally. To test your PSU you could just set it outside your case and plug all the cables in, just leave the old one in place. I've done this numerous times, its not pretty but it gets the job done.
    
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post #3 of 11
If I were you I would once again reset bios, input the previous oc settings, boot up and run multiple benchmarks to see if there were any crashes and try to figure out what the problem was... i mean the source. I dont know if you have done it yet, anyway... its probably due to a bad psu but who knows!
    
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post #4 of 11
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I did run tests with overclocked to 4.2 Ghz but only in the first boot. No crashes, nothing. heat is ok voltage doesnt drop etc. But when I shut it down. It just doesn't open and it drives me crazy. I don't have a clue what it is but meybe it's the PSU as you guys told me.
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post #5 of 11
Yep, if thats the case then PSU should be the culprit...... but what bothers me most is that if the psu is bad, why is it running ok for the first boot !!!
I think you will have to find a spare psu after all.
    
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post #6 of 11
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I have my old Litepower 700W which was running pretty good. So a test should be done right? I need to see if my old one is good to go...I guess :/
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post #7 of 11
yeah, do that and do remember to update here..... one more thing, after switching the smps, reset the bios first and apply the oc settings once more.
    
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post #8 of 11
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okey leopold, thank you for helping me, ill keep this updated
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post #9 of 11
Couple of other things to check, make sure none of your V rails are overloaded (CPU and GP are on different ones).
Make sure your PUS has it's amp switch in the correct position for you region.

These may not help but perhaps lead toward the solution.
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post #10 of 11
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well it doesnt have a switch, or i didnt see one but how can i know if my rails are overloaded?
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