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Windows 7: PC Doesn't Boot after too much overclocking

09 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxymoron02 View Post
Just to throw in my two pennies aswell.

You're the absolute worst type of system owner. You throw caution to the wind like it's confetti and display all the eloquence of a caveman smashing a rock against another rock to make one of them work better.

The simple fact that you came here posting that you "overclocked shit to the max" demonstrates that you should never have been allowed to buy these parts in the first place, let alone assemble them into a working machine and definitely not to enter advanced and potentially dangerous configuration options.
And yes, I have an intense dislike for the language you use in your post. I swear like a mother****er in real life but online I like to pretend that I have some decorum.

To reiterate what Tanya has stated, your graphics card is considered low-end and the fact that you have two running in SLI makes no difference; SLI and Crossfire are vastly overrated unless you have cards which make them worthwhile, and even then a decent single or dual GPU card will still blow them out of the water, especially if overclocked.

Second, you're not overclocking the CPU to try and make games run smoother, are you? It is the GPU which handles the majority of the grunt work when playing games (kind of makes sense now, doesn't it? Graphics card?) and so tweaking this can drastically improve performance.
For example my 6870 will actually stutter a little when playing Saints Row The Third at its stock settings; 900MHz core clock and 1050 on the memory. Change just the core clock to 930 and this stuttering disappears completely. A tiny change can have a profound impact but again, only if you have the hardware to support it.

There have been some excellent links provided for you here, even the sarcastic "25,000 Google results" link which honestly, is what you should have done yourself in the first place. Overclocking is a very risky game and you are to be perfectly honestly incredibly lucky that you didn't simply burn out your processor that first time. My advice to you, ease into this slowly; treat overclocking the way you'd treat a virgin (yes I just made that analogy). Don't just slam into the poor girl and start recklessly hammering away without reason or method. Take it slow, be gentle with her, and she will absolutely give you a hassle-free, awesome time.
Amazing analogies...
Can I rep you for saying all that^^^^?

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09 Sep 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

oxymoron02 Tell us all how you really feel.
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09 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dexislegend123 View Post

Or if your american you have no gears at all
The American car does have gears, even if it is automatic transmission; at the very least it has "R, N, D, 1, 2"

But dude seriously....... Take the advice read into what your doing before you do I posted a good starter OC software and tutorial in one of my posts find it start there.

It may help when you get up and running.

Also monitor your system when your OC
Agreed and the guy should just get a better graphic card and forget OC-ing...
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09 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Get a GTX 690.
OC it slightly and it'll dominate everything else
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09 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Mintos I certainly won't stop you.

Bear, does it honestly not aggravate you to your wit's end when someone makes a post like crazykilla's? No research whatsoever, no attempt to understand what he's doing; just straight into overclocking everything as high as possible and expecting it work, only to end up absolutely baffled when it doesn't?

And to skimp on the graphics card when you want to play graphics-intensive games such as Skyrim and LA Noire again only shows his complete inexperience in buying and building computers. Then coming here and explaining everything with liberal doses of "crap" and "shit" thrown in like he's slinging around words as if he's wielding some sort of forum-based six-shooter?

For crazykilla; You never told us what kind of numbers you're clocking to, and how you set about doing it in the BIOS. My first foray into overclocking was a disaster which only manifested after around two weeks (and that was incredibly lucky on my part), as thanks to an unintuitive BIOS from XFX I managed to overclock the chipset rather than the CPU and didn't realise this until my system kept blue screening entirely at random.
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09 Sep 2012   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Yes to a degree oxymoron02. But we all have a deferent learning curve. The OP is lucky he/she got a motherboard that won't let the computer become a toaster. Hopefully with the post here the learning will start. I wouldn't think one would buy a motherboard like that and not over clock. I also do agree that one of the new wip asss video cards would be a great idea. It would help gaming more than a over clock would. These are choice the the owner operator of the computer have to make. My main point is and was, the first thing one does in my mind is the homework and learn. Don't jump off the bridge to see if you can swim. Learn to swim and then jump off the bridge.
With a little home work one would probably choose a different motherboard for a beginner. Chose a different video card and looked into better cooling.
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09 Sep 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

And the moral of this story is Learn to walk before you run.
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09 Sep 2012   #18


question is did you change the voltages or overclock the wrong thing, did you change settings that don't even need changing.

do you have the k version of the i7? or the normal one.

so little information given what you were asking.
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