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Windows 7: BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

14 Sep 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

Hello all, I am new to OC. I just wanted to see what my system could do. The motherboard has a built in OC utility in BIOS. The motherboard has three settings you can click on, Energy Efficient, Normal, and OCBurner(or something of that nature). I have Open Hardware Monitor always running. My temps never go higher than 45 C. The BSOD/Lock Up is sporadic. Sometimes during gameplay, and other times just idling. Any ideas?

Here is my rig if this helps.

AMD FX-6100FX Black Edition, normal clock is 3.31Ghz, using the OC utility its 4.14Ghz

Asus Sabertooth 990FX MOBO

DDR3 PC10700 4x4 16GB Kingston RAM

Asus 660ti DirectCU II 2GB GFX

Corsair GT 240GB SSD - OS, Games.

Hitachi 1TB SATA - Storage, approximately 95% empty.


Please assist in this matter, I am pretty good at building PCs and troubleshooting, however, I am new to OC. Thanks in advance!



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14 Sep 2013   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

From a BSOD perspective, I can say that Overclocking makes the computer unstable. If it BSODs with overclocking and stable without it, I would go with stable.
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14 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah I understand, but I would really like some help with this. Any advice besides leaving it stock?
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15 Sep 2013   #4
Arc

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I asked our overclockers to have a look.
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15 Sep 2013   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi huonub and welcome to Seven Forums
Could you take some screenshots of your bios please or list what changes you made in the bios. When you refer to the oc utility do you mean the bios or the software that comes on the disc with your motherboard?

The more information you can provide, the easier it will be to help.

Looking at your other threads it seems this issue has gone on since January of last year or did you manage to solve the previous issue?
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15 Sep 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Hello huonub, I would advise to pay close attention to ganjiry, as he is very good with AMD overclocking. I will be of little help as I am an Intel overclocker. Intel and AMD are 2 different worlds. Having said all of that, my first advise is never use software to overclock. Always do it manually in bios.I believe that applies, no matter what board or platform you are using. As ganjiry mentioned, the bios settings are all inportant in overclocking. But, just in general, I would do a lot of research into the platform you are using and have a very good idea of the impact of any setting in bios you change. You will find that some settings change other settings.I have always said, and still believe, Overclocking is not a science, it is an art, Every setting in bios has to work together. In general, the best advise I ever got on overclocking was if you can't replace it, don't overclock it. Overclocking puts strain on everything in your system. If you have any weak points, they will show up fairly quickly. I would caution you again about using software overclocking. Put your settings in manually in bios if you are looking for a stable overclock. What settings you have in bios is all important, which is why ganjiry asked that first. Best advice on any platorm is know your board and it's settings and know your CPU. Every board and every CPU are different. No one can tell you specific settings to put in. Each setting affects each board differently. The best we can do is give you general guidelines and a few rules of never/always do a certain thing. Also, if you want a stable overclock, be prapared to do many hours of stress testing with several programs. There are several programs that are a necessity for overclocking. the basics are memtest86+, Cpuz, Gpuz, Core temp (personal preference and necesary with Intel, not sure about AMD), Prime95. Adid64 Extreme and Intel burn test. In my opinion I always recommend to stress test the heck out of any rig at stock. Reason is if you have an unstable system at stock, you will never have a stable overclock no matter what you do, Those are just my opinions at overclocking, others have different opinions. Ganjiry is very good at overclocking and I would pay close attention to what he says and follow it closely. Good luck to you.
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15 Sep 2013   #7

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Excellent advise Steve and thanks for the vote of confidence

As Essenbe said you should familiarize with the bios of your motherboard aswell as making sure your system is stable at its default setting's. In the bios hit F5, F10, Enter to revert to optimised default's and run some stress test's just to make sure everything is stable.
Here's a simple guide to using Memtest86 Memtest User Guide For ROG Motherboards | Republic of Gamers

I always use the portable version of HWiNfo64 as Core temp isn't too reliable with AMD cpu's and Cpu-z but don't have them open together as using more than one software to monitor temps and such as they can/will cause missreadings as each software will be polling the same sensor's.
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download

Once you know all is stable at your systems defaults we can move on from there but be sure to read lots about your motherboard,cpu and overclocking Bulldozer in general. Just take your time and try not to be daunted by the amount of settings in the bios. From what you said in your original post
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The motherboard has three settings you can click on, Energy Efficient, Normal, and OCBurner(or something of that nature)
It sounds like you have your bios set to EZ Mode which doesn't allow much to be changed. I would suggest changing to advance mode by clicking(Exit/advance mode) in the top right corner of your bios and have a good look around.
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15 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I honestly don't think he should be using ASUS overclocking tool he could do much better with a few simple Bios changes and would likely not cause the BSOD

It could be overvolted and the chip could be working harder then needed

FX6300 Vishera are easy to overclock


fx 6300 overclocking help/guide

The settings are Energy Normal and extreme with the flame symbol on the clock speed

Where he wants to go after reading a while is the AI Tuner/Tweeker area where most of the settings will be adjusted
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15 Sep 2013   #9

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

When i said to switch from EZ mode i was refering to the bios as it defaults to that mode for some reason on the V Formula depending on which bios is used.
Asus AI Suite is well known for being a pita and i never install it.
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15 Sep 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just seen your responses. I will take the screen shots now. Thank you all for your insight
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