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Ok ive been using this MB: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

Been using it for 6 months now and have since noticed over the past few Hardware changes that this board may be unstable when Overclocking but im not sure and need help determining the problem before i shell out $250 this payday on a new motherboard...

Symptoms - When Overclocking CPU,GPU,or RAM, upon auto restart of system one or more of the following things will occur:
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*Monitor Receives no signal (Will load windows however)
*BootMGR Becomes corrupted
*Reports message: "The file may have been corrupted"
*Bios freezes frequently
*If Windows manages to load it freezes when at the desktop screen
*Blue screen of death
*Keyboard and Mouse become non functional upon boot up

All of the above listed symptoms vanish when system set to default specs
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Max CPU OC: 3.8Ghz (However any OC causes the above listed problems)
Max RAM: 1666Mhz 7-7-7-24 T2
Max GPU: Core(1102Mhz) Shaders(2204) MEM(5016)
GPU OC Achieved through Asus Smart-doctor
GPU OC of any level causes games to freeze frequently upon startup
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This seem like a hopeless case but all i need to know is that my MB is stable or rather its not? I have been awake since yesterday at 2:00P.M and have been to work. Needless to say im very tired i will check back in a few hours after i get some sleep.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thank You
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Additional Info:
CPU Ref Clock: 242MHz

The system info is in my system specs listed in my profile (Asus_Tempest)
post #2 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post
Ok ive been using this MB: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO

Been using it for 6 months now and have since noticed over the past few Hardware changes that this board may be unstable when Overclocking but im not sure and need help determining the problem before i shell out $250 this payday on a new motherboard...

Symptoms - When Overclocking CPU,GPU,or RAM, upon auto restart of system one or more of the following things will occur:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
*Monitor Receives no signal (Will load windows however)
*BootMGR Becomes corrupted
*Reports message: "The file may have been corrupted"
*Bios freezes frequently
*If Windows manages to load it freezes when at the desktop screen
*Blue screen of death
*Keyboard and Mouse become non functional upon boot up

All of the above listed symptoms vanish when system set to default specs
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Max CPU OC: 3.8Ghz (However any OC causes the above listed problems)
Max RAM: 1666Mhz 7-7-7-24 T2
Max GPU: Core(1102Mhz) Shaders(2204) MEM(5016)
GPU OC Achieved through Asus Smart-doctor
GPU OC of any level causes games to freeze frequently upon startup
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
This seem like a hopeless case but all i need to know is that my MB is stable or rather its not? I have been awake since yesterday at 2:00P.M and have been to work. Needless to say im very tired i will check back in a few hours after i get some sleep.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thank You
----------------------
Additional Info:
CPU Ref Clock: 242MHz

The system info is in my system specs listed in my profile (Asus_Tempest)
This mobo is 125W certified, the 555 unlocled and OCd goes over that TDP.
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post #3 of 17
Hmmmm personally, I'd check that HEC Orion PSU's voltages (with a digital multimeter under load) to effectively rule out it as a possible cause, I mean when set to stock your system is okay so maybe it hasn't got the stamina for your OC'ed components?


PSU manufacturer specifications can be seen @ HEC Group USA
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post #4 of 17
Update BIOS?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have the latest bios, and these problems existed before on my old
AMD Athlon II when i tried to Overclock it...so i got a new CPU thinking maybe by some fluke my CPU was malfunctioning or something, I've also been through another GPU (Asus ENGT240) and GPU Ocing caused problems there too.

As for the Wattage Cap i have no clue about im still learning here but i read a review about how the AMD Phenom II X4 B55 BLE is rated at 125W so i guess that could be a problem...

If my power supply was overtaxed wouldnt my computer hang up or freeze frequently?

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My Psu is 4 years old and has dual 12V Rails
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Ty for responding and being helpful, ive been to 3 other forums before this one and no one responded at all and yet my post had like 250+ Views
post #6 of 17
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Ok im worried now... i was sitting here at my computer and just posted that last review and minimized firefox and my music i was listening to buzzed out(like lagging really bad) and then i lost signal to my monitor and the music then resumed playing, so i force restarted my computer and everything is working again(for the moment)

I am now thinking its my power supply.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post
Ok im worried now... i was sitting here at my computer and just posted that last review and minimized firefox and my music i was listening to buzzed out(like lagging really bad) and then i lost signal to my monitor and the music then resumed playing, so i force restarted my computer and everything is working again(for the moment)

I am now thinking its my power supply.
I think the same.. If you can- try another one. If you can't- just buy another one, its a safe bet that *even if* PSU is not causing the current crashes, it will cause other issues soon enough. 4 years is not exactly new, especially after those big CPUs and GPUs..
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post #8 of 17
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Check out the following psu and tell me what you think

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339035
post #9 of 17
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Asus Product Page for M4A785TD-V EVO

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...9rnR&templete=
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post
Check out the following psu and tell me what you think

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339035


You got a thing for HEC PSU's?


Even OC'ed you wont need that much wattage, Newegg have the Antec TP-750 @ $89.99 and although it's only rated @ 750w it's 12v rails will supply upto 25A each (it's a quad rail) whereas the HEC 1080w has a mixture of twin 22A & 26A rails, I'll only be repeating what has been said around these forums before but that Antec is better value for money (and it's still a little bigger than you require) not to mention it's bronze 80+ certified
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