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Metall_pingwin

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#1 10 years ago

I was recently overclocking my cpu. I have the Core 2 Duo 4500, the reason I bought it was because it was easy to overclock. I messed around with OC, and messed up a couple of times, revieving the usual "three boots" effect. Where to computer tries to boot up three times and then comes up with a failed overclock error. I managed to get it up to 3.0 Ghz, and everything worked fine, untill I noticed that the computer is getting really hot. I restarted and ocd back down to 2.2Ghz, set the FSB to auto and saved the changes. Thats when my computer started to behave as if it was continuously trying to apply the CPU change. It just keeps booting up for a couple of seconds over and over again. I never get to the bios, or any display on the monitor. I need help desperately, especially since I just got crisis within the last hour and then my computer failed, didnt even get a chance to insert the disc.




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#2 10 years ago

Try resetting the CMOS. If you have a decent motherboard there might be an easy-access button somewhere on the chipset; otherwise you'll have to look for the reset jumper. If in doubt, consult your motherboard manual.




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#3 10 years ago

Sounds like your hardrive crashed. OR you system32 files may be corrupt. If they are then put in your Windows disk and replace them through that... I forget what you press though.




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#4 10 years ago

Nope, I just overheated my CPU, so a cmos reset fixed that. Though Now i have to reactivate my damn OEM windows.




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#5 10 years ago
privategomez;4092426Sounds like your hardrive crashed. OR you system32 files may be corrupt. If they are then put in your Windows disk and replace them through that... I forget what you press though.

If he can't access the BIOS, the computer doesn't even have time to try to access the HDD. Go with Rookie and reset the BIOS. I don't know if this is the MSI board you are talking about, but depending on the mobo, there should be an orange reset button beside the battery, just press that and you should be safe.




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#6 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4092445Nope, I just overheated my CPU, so a cmos reset fixed that. Though Now i have to reactivate my damn OEM windows.

Were you overclocking in the BIOS or in windows with a utility? I would always recommend overclocking from within the BIOS. Make sure that it is "unlinked" with the memory, or else when you overclock your processor, you overclock your memory. That memory wont go quite as far as the processor. Now did you have it at an even 3GHz? I would tell you to try again with the FSB set to 1066 (266) for an overclock of 2.926GHz.




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#7 10 years ago

Oh yeah, I was overclocking in the BIOS, right now I got it up to 2.8ghz (Crysis on high settings and 2xAA baby). Hmm, I didnt even realise i can unlink them. I'm not gonna overclock higher than I did right now, until i can get some better cooling, right now I have three 80mm fans and one 120mm. Plus one 120mm PSU fan. So when I set the CPU overclock to 2.926, how do I make sure the memory doesn't go that high either? And what do I set it to? By the way, Ive got 4gigs of 800mhz memory.




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#8 10 years ago

I'm not sure exactly how your BIOS works, as all are different, and about all I can say is... READ YOUR MANUAL. MSI manuals are surprisingly well written and have more than valuable information about the BIOS options.

As for the unlinking feature. On my MSI board, I go into the cell menu, change the settings on the System Clock Mode to Manual, which then opens more options. One of the options should have parameters that can be set to either Linked or Unlinked, and thats all you have to do.

And what are the temps on your system now? Cause you might have more than enough cooling.

As for overclocking DDR2800, I wouldn't advise it, I've never had any luck.




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#9 10 years ago

At 2,8ghz An Intel Thermal Analysys tool i downloaded a while back says both my cores are at 35-40c at idle, and in the 50-60c under a 100% workload level. When I overclock to 3,0ghz however, the 100% workload level temps jump up to 82c and stay there. And I seriously doubt I have adequate cooling, both because my case reviews said that the cooling leaves something to be desired, and let's not forget. My CPU DID overheat at 3,0ghz. Also, im pretty sure well both be able to do similar things, I've also got an MSI. It's the P35 Platinum.




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#10 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4092863At 2,8ghz An Intel Thermal Analysys tool i downloaded a while back says both my cores are at 35-40c at idle, and in the 50-60c under a 100% workload level. When I overclock to 3,0ghz however, the 100% workload level temps jump up to 82c and stay there. And I seriously doubt I have adequate cooling, both because my case reviews said that the cooling leaves something to be desired, and let's not forget. My CPU DID overheat at 3,0ghz. Also, im pretty sure well both be able to do similar things, I've also got an MSI. It's the P35 Platinum.

Check your voltage settings, if it is set to auto, it is probably upping your voltage way to high. Leave it at stock voltage, 1.5v, and see if she runs stable at the 1066MHz FSB