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remove all power and then reset the cmos. Aka remove that battery for ~5 min then try again.
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post #12 of 46
Hey Don't panic man, and before you go through the hassle of taking out the battery, Have you checked the back of the PC for a reset CMOS button? it'd usually be on the IO panel. Sometimes it's very small and you'll need a toothpick or pencil etc. to push it. Most will say "reset" by it.

Push that little button if you have one with the PC turned off then try booting. And yes this can definitely be a possible fix as many times an unstable overclock will leave you unable to post (when the computer first boots up, and you can see that splash screen at the very start thats when your bios has gone to post)

Though usually when you can't post it'll happen the first time, so its strange if you were able to boot up and stress test with the OC.
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I've also tried draining the power off by holding down the power button... which also didn't fix the problem.... I guess I'm screwed :/
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post #14 of 46
What were you using to stress test and what were the temps at? How long did the stress test go on for before it shut down. Were you pumping in any additional voltage and how much?

It helps to know all the circumstances before jumpin to the conclusion that your processor is a paperweight.
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Well, I've checked the motherboard manual and I think there's a reset button, but i'm not 100% sure. It says "press MemOK! if your system fail to boot due to BIOS overclocking. MemOK! will switch to boot and load BIOS default settings"

well i've pressed that button, and I'm still getting the same problem -.-

edit - erm I only changed the turbo multi to 45 and leave everything else as default (e.g the voltages are set to auto). I then used the Intel Burn Tool and it reported no crash and said that I'm stable. Before this shut down, I was running more than 15 instances of a program. CPU usage was around 60% and the temps were usually 50c. I was kinda lagging in these instances. Then moments later, the pc goes bye bye and shut down for good...

i can't remove the CMOS battery yet... but now I don't think it will fix it. I think I can panic now....
Edited by Serady - 3/12/11 at 2:57pm
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post #17 of 46
Dont leave the voltage on auto with that kind of overclock. Who knows what kind of volts it put through your chip. I just checked your motherboard manual, and check out page/section 2.2.7 titled "Jumper". It's show you how to reset CMOS without pulling the battery.

Also I think you should slow down on the overclock on a pretty expensive chip if you don't know how to reset a bios or remove a measly battery.
     
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
Dont leave the voltage on auto with that kind of overclock. Who knows what kind of volts it put through your chip. I just checked your motherboard manual, and check out page/section 2.2.7 titled "Jumper". It's show you how to reset CMOS without pulling the battery.

Also I think you should slow down on the overclock on a pretty expensive chip if you don't know how to reset a bios or remove a measly battery.
but I used IBT and everything went fine through 5 cycles. thanks for the jumper info but I can't find it in the 2.2.7 section from the manual...
Edited by Serady - 3/13/11 at 3:23am
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post #19 of 46
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**** **** **** **** ****.

I've just removed the CMOS battery and waited for 5 mins. While waiting, I was draining the power out. Then put the battery back in and tired to boot. Of course, nothing happened.

Had a look at the mobo, nothing seems to be burnt or something out of ordinary.

I removed the RAM sticks and used one of my old ddr3 single stick.
I removed the graphic card and used one of my older cards.
Nothing. Same problem.

Then I tested the 650w PSU on a different pc. No problems, so the PSU isn't the problem.

Used the ram cards on a different pc. No problems.
Same thing with the video card. No problems. Can't test the CPU or mobo though....

I can't believe that I've killed my pc... I thought I had a stable oc. IBT said no problems. Argh! I don't think I want to OC ever again. -.-
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post #20 of 46
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**** *inserts alot of swearing words here*, I'm definitely screwed -.- this week has been very frusating. I had alot of issues with this pc....
It took me 3 days to build the pc because the fans screws were bad quality, the screws heads got ruined making it impossible to get em out...

Then when the pc is built, I booted and no beeps...all good and so on. then I was Reading into overclocking. but I found out that there were issues with the CPU having high temps at stock settings. So i have spent alot of time using different thermal applications, ensuring that the airflow is right and so on.

Then in the end, I've just killed my brand new and expensive PC. LOL.... sometimes I just wanna cry...
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