Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson
I'm not a very experienced PC user, so I don't know the ins and outs of overclocking at all really.
Anyway, recently, upon starting up my PC, I got some sort of message which quickly popped up saying something about the start-up failing and something to do with over clocking going wrong. It seemed to start as normal but there's now a constant squealing noise coming from somewhere in the rig. On top of that, when I ran cinebench, I got a score of 4.7 down from 6.06 which I had previously.
I checked the core speed with CPU-Z and it read as 2.7Ghz, rather than 3.5Ghz. Now I might be wrong but that speed is now actually lower than the baseline model, which I think is 3.05Ghz...
I have no idea where to start with this problem so any help would be really appreciated.
Some more info: I brought the PC and it was 'safe and secure' overclocked by the company I bought it from.
Can you tell me what kind of RAM you have?
Also is it set to auto in the BIOS.
And, What OC'ing speed are you running at?
Also you speed shown in CPU-Z may actually be showing the resting state - which is normal. And yes, the default CPU speed of your 950 should be 3.07.
I too have a i7-950 on a Gigabyte board (X58A-UD5)
And FYI - For my Gigabyte info needs I go to Tweak Town's GIGABYTE
forum. Lots of good info.