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CPU Overclocking Fail - Results in boot failure

Hello mates

I just overclocked my i3-540 processor from 3.06 GHz to 3.59 GHz from the BIOS. And now it has failed to boot. Even that it is resulting in a never ending restart loop and keeps on restarting until I unplug the power cord. I've got 3 added Cabinet fans and I thought this overclocking would be stable. There's no video output even and no beep. Help me guys, please? I don't want the overclock anymore. Just want to access my PC.

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Adder7i7i
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  1. Best answer
    You wanna reset the cmos, there is either a cmos reset button on the back of the mobo by the ports or take out and replace the cmos battery on the motherboard itself.
  2. jts23 said:
    You wanna reset the cmos, there is either a cmos reset button on the back of the mobo by the ports or take out and replace the cmos battery on the motherboard itself.


    I will for sure try that. But I am thinking why isn't the overclock stable. People have overclocked the i3-540 to 4.2GHz. There should be a fault, probably. I have 3 fans mounted on my cabinet.
  3. To get a high stable overclock you'll need to up the vcore voltage, unless you know what you are doing I wouldnt touch it, learn to overclock, and take it steady.
  4. If you didn't know that you had to raise your vcore, you should really research overclocking a lot more.
  5. ihog said:
    If you didn't know that you had to raise your vcore, you should really research overclocking a lot more.


    Actually I have overclocked several CPUs set to auto optimize voltage. So, never had to face this problem.
  6. You learn something new everyday!
  7. Every chip is different, even between the same processor. And I don't know what "auto optimize voltage" is, but it obviously isn't working.

    And again, you need to research overclocking.
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