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[Help] Somehow messed up with Vcore voltage

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July 21, 2013 9:41:01 AM

I'm currently running on the FX-4100 with an ASUS M5A78L-M LX Plus. Today, I attempted to overclock, and was following the overclocking guide for BE AMD chips (sticky). I was able to push the multiplier to 23x, and then moved on to change the vcore voltage, as it said so in the guide. I remember booting into Windows 7 and running CPUZ, and seeing the max Vcore voltage (because it was fluctuating. I don't know if that's normal or not) going up to 1.524. Therefore, I attempted to set it at 1.3, and possibly move up or down from there.

Once the loading screen came up (the black one like this: http://www.notworkingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/0...), it froze, and would not budge. I know it was frozen because the image did not fully complete. Therefore, I manually forced the shutdown by holding down the power button, and attempted to restart.

Here's where the real problem came in: now, whenever I try to boot the computer, no video will show. The computer is powered on, but I can tell that it's not loading anything because the HDD light that shows it's loading stuff is on. I'm afraid I just screwed up the entire system. What steps should I proceed with? Should I just leave the computer off to cool down, and see what happens later?

Any help is appreciated.

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July 21, 2013 10:02:06 AM

Clear your CMOS. Open the motherboard manual and it should be in the table of contents. It's a 3-prong jumper located on the motherboard. There should be a small 2-prong jumper attached to (usually) jumpers one and two. Remove it, place it on jumpers two and three. Wait a minute. Remove it and replace it back on jumpers one and two. Reboot. From there you can take a more precautionary approach to overclocking.
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July 21, 2013 10:03:51 AM

Hopefully you have the motherboard manual handy.
It should just be a matter of clearing the motherboard CMOS data, either by moving a jumper or removing the motherboard battery (do n't forget to disconnect the PSU ;)  ).

EDIT: OK, I'm a slooooow typist!
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July 21, 2013 1:31:04 PM

JobCreator said:
Clear your CMOS. Open the motherboard manual and it should be in the table of contents. It's a 3-prong jumper located on the motherboard. There should be a small 2-prong jumper attached to (usually) jumpers one and two. Remove it, place it on jumpers two and three. Wait a minute. Remove it and replace it back on jumpers one and two. Reboot. From there you can take a more precautionary approach to overclocking.


Thanks for responding so quickly! I just cleared the CMOS, and now everything is back up and running. I went back in and set it to 23x, and started from the beginning for Vcore voltage. However, just increasing it once doesn't work! I'm not quite understanding what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas?

P.S. - Not sure if I'm supposed to create a new thread for this problem.
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July 21, 2013 3:41:43 PM

Taken from new thread you started:
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Sorry about making a new thread, but I was having trouble using the reply button for my original one.

Anyway, I'm new to overclocking, and I'm having trouble with increasing the voltage and maintaining stability. Currently, I left the settings at 23x and auto (for vcore voltage). CPUZ says my voltage is 1.32-1.512 (keeps changing). From the auto position (which I assume is 1.0), I increased the voltage only once from the default position. After saving and restarting the computer, it said overclocking and over voltage failed. I don't quite understand why. If CPUZ says I'm currently above 1.0, then shouldn't I be able to set my vcore voltage to 1.3 and be safe? I'm confused on how to proceed from here.


Clear CMOS and try again, your assumption of vcore being 1.0 stock is not correct. If you are followign the guide correctly, you would move the multiplier in steps testing as you go. same with voltage. You move it up only when needed for stability, in small steps, testing as you go.

What is happening with your voltage on auto is to be expected as turbo function kick on and off. When overclocking, auto is not advised. This is why you move vcore in steps testing at each step. What guide are you using? If you are using the one here in the forum stickies I know it covers this process. Do not rush overclocking - there are NO shortcuts - it takes time to do it right and paitience
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