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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 10:58 AM - Thread Starter
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KMODE error ... generic

Outside of stock speeds (where this PC runs flawlessly, idling at 21-22C), the PC-- at any memory/CPU overclock setting in BIOS -- is unable to remain stable when the PC returns to Windows.

I've followed a number of guides for what settings to apply for different overclocking speeds in BIOS. None of them hold, the result being a KMODE error.

The BSOD that pops up is "KMODE_Exception_Not_Handled", but there isn't any error specifically addressed, as if it is just some generic error.

I installed a new mobo battery (as this mobo was new but on a shelf since release, currently at BIOS version 0403) and have my memory setting in BIOS on XMP but have left all other settings untouched.

I did a Safe Mode restart, to see if there was a driver in need of updating in the Device Manager. Nothing comes up that needs to be addressed. I've also disabled Fast Startup.

What am I missing?

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Sorry if this is a dumb reply, but did you increase your voltage when you overclocked?
Overclock the cpu by itself before touching the memory. The bclk on the sandy bridge cpus effects pcie/sata bus i believe so don't change it beyond 100mhz stock speed; your xmp setting might be giving you 125mhz bclk or something.
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I did. For example, with a 4.5GHz overclock, I attempted 1.30v. If I remember correctly, I believe I received the Machine_Check_Exception error with my assorted attemps. Oddly, once I updated all my drivers, the BSOD error switched to the KMODE_Exception_Not_Handled.

I haven't attempted to overclock on my new memory, as I'm attempting to figure out what is happening.
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