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Windows 7: Overclock Problem... Help!

07 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I pressed the clr CMOS button but I've ended up with exactly the same problem...

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07 May 2011   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
I pressed the clr CMOS button but I've ended up with exactly the same problem...
Try pressing it while in the BIOS itself, hopefully this will reset the overclock.
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07 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That didn't work either.

Just the clarify:

-I turned on the PC
-pressed the DEL key to go into the BIOS setup
-then pressed the clr CMOS button
-and chose to 'save and exit'
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07 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, I re-did the clr CMOS process, following a guide here: How to clear the CMOS

I started it up again and it came up with a new menu briefly, before doing the same windows repair failure.
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07 May 2011   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
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.
Hi ODPaterson,

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.
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07 May 2011   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
when I go into the BIOS setup it comes up with a list of options including 'load optimised defaults' and 'load fail-safe defaults'. Which should I choose? The manual doesn't say anything about what they do.
Try Load Fail-Safe Defaults.
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07 May 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
when I go into the BIOS setup it comes up with a list of options including 'load optimised defaults' and 'load fail-safe defaults'. Which should I choose? The manual doesn't say anything about what they do.
Try Load Fail-Safe Defaults.
This gives the same problem as before I'm afraid
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07 May 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
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.
Hi ODPaterson,

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.
My RAM is : 6GB (3x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Triple Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select)

Though I can't get my PC to even start at all now.
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07 May 2011   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ODPaterson View Post
Though I can't get my PC to even start at all now.
That happens sometimes when you clear the CMOS. Turn the PC off and unplug the power cord. Let it sit for about 5 minutes like that - absolutely no power.

After 5 minutes plug the PC back up and see if it'll start. If so, go into BIOS and "Load Optimized" defaults.

Let us know what happens.
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07 May 2011   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I found a menu which is like this:

Save CMOS settings as...

Profile 1) : No-OC
Profile 2) : No-OC
Profile 3) : No-OC
Profile 4) : No-OC
Profile 5) : CPUK-OC
Profile 6) : CPUK-OC
Profile 7) : CPUK-OC
Profile 8) : CPUK-OC

File in HDD/FDD/USB : Press Enter


This after having cleared the CMOS. Will saving this fix the problem, or just make it worse?
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