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As the title suggests, if I turn my PC off for any reason and then turn it on, it won't boot until I switch the PSU off for a few seconds and switch it back on.

Once it does boot I get the message 'Overclocking Failed - press F1 to continue'

Once in the bios, the overclocked settings are still the same and it boots to Windows normally when I exit.

Waking the machine from 'Sleep' or restarting it doesn't produce this error.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 14
yea Clear your CMOS and post results back here again. And please update your BIOS
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post #3 of 14
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CMOS cleared, BIOS updated, problem remains.

Also, I have new problem, on-top of the old one.

I booted Assassin's Creed II up last night for a quick game and noticed the frame-rate was abysmal (< 30fps). I opened CPU-Z and noticed that the clock was stuck @ 1600MHz. It's happened twice now.

Rebooting solved the problem.
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post #4 of 14
Sounds like you have an unstable overclock. Did you stress test it to make sure it's stable?
 
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post #5 of 14
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I tested it with Prime95 for over an hour with no problems but, now you mention it, I got a BSOD after playing TDU2 for an hour.
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post #6 of 14
definitely an unstable overclock back it down or up the voltage depending where you are already
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post #7 of 14
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I'll knock the voltage up a little and run Intel Burn until I get it stable.
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post #8 of 14
You do know, that the minimum for stress-testing is at least 12 hours. One hour may not reveal the problem. I've heard of people who at the end of the 12th hour of testing got an error.
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post #9 of 14
24 Hr prime95 ftw

Edit: first time i OC'd i got an error in the middle of the night
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post #10 of 14
My system does this all the time. i press f1 then f10 to re-save bios settings and enter to exit then it reboots usually with no problem again. upping my voltage for core and vtt has lessened the occurance but watercooling is around to corner for me. My system does kinda suck but its what i do for 4ghz

Sometimes that stupid f2 button gets into the way and i reset everything and have to set it all back up again before i can play. Why cant they have made it f1 or f5?
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