Failed OC, removed CMOS battery, stuck at windows screen
Hi all! I tried to overclock my i5 2500k from it's stock speed of 3.3GHz to 4.5GHz but I failed (not surprising, I am extremely new at overclocking) and so I removed the CMOS battery on my motherboard to reset the BIOS settings and I am now running into a problem. I removed my CMOS battery once a few weeks ago and I ended up having to take my computer into Memory Express because I could not get past the Windows 7 loading screen. They figured out it was a really minor problem, and the woman who returned my computer mumbled something about the HDD being set to AHSCI instead of IDE or something like that. Anyways, the problem I am having now is identical to the one I had a few weeks ago, so how would I go about fixing it? I looked through the BIOS thoroughly for IDE and AHSCI but I didn't see either of those anywhere.
My specs are: i5 2500k MSI z68a GD55 Windows 7 64 bit Seagate Barracuda 500GB XFX Radeon 7970 8GB HyperX elite RAM Corsair CX 750 PSU
Thank you for any and all feedback!
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U r extremely new to OC and u tired Extreme speed......from 3.3GHz to 4.5GHz right away .....
enter the BIOS and set to "Default values"
without a liquid CPU cooler....u shouldn't try to OC ur Processor