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Windows 7: "overclocking failed" message at system startup

25 Nov 2012   #1
voxel8tor

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"overclocking failed" message at system startup

I just recently built a new computer and i decided to see how much more speed i could get out of my processor with amd overdrive's autoclock feature. it brought it from 3.1 GHZ to 3.2, and it wasn't stable so i just reset the settings back to default. I also tried overclocking my graphics card with MSI afterburner and it wasn't stable or worth the tiny bit of extra fps so i clicked reset to default. now whenever i shutdown my pc and turn it back on it says "overclocking failed" and then it takes me to my bios screen where it says that settings have been changed in the advanced section in my bios, so i go there and click the reset to default button.when i boot into windows i get weird lines and purple squares and then the screen flashes and it says that my display drivers have stopped working. so my computer is unusable and i have spent alot of money building it and i don't know what to do! Any help would be appreciated. By the way, I wasn't sure which section to post this in.


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25 Nov 2012   #2
voxel8tor

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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25 Nov 2012   #3
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Don't use software to overclock a cpu, it's not as stable as it would be if you overclocked in the bios of the motherboard. For one it's safer and more reliable. I wouldn't trust a program to over clock and would recommend you try to do it in the bios. This guy shows a good example of overclocking in the bios for the cpu. Also another video showing you how to overclock with msi afterburner for a gpu. Also make sure your motherboard allows overclocking and doesn't have a locked multiplier. I use a Asus board like you do but it's basically the same concept like in this video.

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26 Nov 2012   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Don't use software to overclock a cpu,


Yep. Read your mobo manual, find others with similar boards/chips and get an idea of what values you should be using.

And all this should be done in the BIOS. As mentioned, ditch the CPU OC software.


And if it's stock cooled - lower your expectations of a realistic OC.
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26 Nov 2012   #5
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Your Cpu will hit 4.3-4.7 With a semi decent fan / water cooling. As of the overclcoking failed screen, Just clear the cmos and startover, it is always good to write down you last stable settings so you dont have to start over completely
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26 Nov 2012   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with everyone else. OC from the bios.

If you are new to OCing, take your time and do some research.
And although I myself OC my GPUs from time to time, my advice for now is leave it alone. There isn't much to be gained and you are just adding more into the mix of uncertainty.

Just stick with researching getting a stable CPU OC for now. Besides, you do not really want to start OCing elsewhere, adding more heat etc untill you are 100% sure everything is stable and within temp limits. Hotter running GPU (from being OCd) can add more heat to the case potentially causing everything else to run a bit warmer, depending on the GPUs design. Though it isn't really much (maybe 1C usually) its still something to be aware of.
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