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Slight issue with Overclocking?

post #1 of 7
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Alright, so I got this board (MSI 890FXA-GD65) on Newegg along with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz - ID is HDZ965FBGMBOX - and I'm running with really no problems except for a few things.

These issues are that before I OC'd, Windows Indexing ran without a hitch. Gave me my score and all. Now it won't run at all. I'm going to reset BIOS defaults when I get home, but I wanted to see if anyone had an idea on why it would do this when OCing. Along with that, Futuremark type stuff says that it can't find some of the hardware, like Game-o-meter, Speccy, a program, can't take the temperature of the CPU or anything. And really, I don't know why.

My specs are:
# CPU - AMD Phenom x4 3.4GHz (OC'd to 3.88GHz)
# Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD65 - I will get the BIOS version when I get home. Not currently home to check.
# Memory - Corsair Memory, 4GB each, 8GB in total, so two sticks. 1600MHz
# Video card - NVidia 8800 GTS 654?MB
# Hard drive - 60GB SSD Crucial - ID CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 and a 1TB WD Black. Don't remember much more on that one.
# Any other peripheral cards and devices
# Operating system and version (including if 32 or 64bit!) - Windows 7 64-Bit
# Power Supply Unit brand and output in watts and DC output (amps) - >> KINGWIN|LZ-1000, 1000 Watt - Not sure on the amps. Here's the link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-068-_-Product

I can confirm that after resetting BIOS defaults, Speccy is fine in getting CPU temperature and Windows Indexing isn't having an error now at all. So it does seem like the OCing is causing the issue. Game-o-meter couldn't find any performance stuff even without OC.

This is CPU-Z before the OC:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1663308

Just OC'd again and the same error is happening. This picture is Windows Indexing: http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/6453/errorcz.png

Speccy once again can't get the temperature.

CPU-Z came up with this now:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1663327

There were no BIOS updates or any of the sort, too. By the CC, I'm using V18.0

Sorry for the wall of text..... Thanks for the help all. If you need more info, let me know.
post #2 of 7
Sounds like an unstable overclock to me.

The other thing - what's with the extremely low vcore and clock speeds when you're at stock settings? There's something really off with that..

Have you got Cool N' Quiet enabled? That can cause the CPU to throttle down when you're idle.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Just checked the BIOS and no, Cool N' Quiet is not enabled.

I'm honestly not sure why the vcore at clock speeds are low. This is all automatic by my motherboard. Same with the OC, as I'm using the BIOS program OC Genie. Probably what's causing the problem, but I don't really trust myself to do the OCing fully myself.

Think it would be better to go back to stock for now?
post #4 of 7
I don't think it's better at all to go back to stock. Do you really want to put up with 800 MHz? That ain't fair..

Take the CPU multiplier up to 17x, or raise the FSB with the multiplier if you don't have a black edition chip. I'm not totally sure on this, but I think the stock voltage is around 1.325-1.35v, so set something around there. Google the stock voltage if you want to check it.

If I'm honest, you're lucky your machine even booted properly with less than a volt going through it, and clocks at 3.8 GHz.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yeah, believe me, putting up with 800 MHz wasn't fun. Lol.

Right now, the CPU multiplier is at 17x using the OC Genie thing that came with it. It is a black edition, so I'm good there. And you're correct. If you didn't catch the second CPU-Z link, at 3.8 GHz it's at 1.36v. Only at the 800 MHz is it less than a volt.
post #6 of 7
Oh woops, I assumed you didn't change the voltage, sorry there. Isn't OC genie an application? Only BIOS OC settings are permanent.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
OC Genie is an application ran through BIOS to change everything. Even when in BIOS, everything is changed correctly to reflect the OC.
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