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I5 3570k OC error scared to death help please

Hey guys, so its been 2 years since I built my first ever rig. And thought that I should try my luck at overclocking just for the heck of it. Now I've gotten my self into a really scary situation. I was overclocking my cpu using the OC tweaker in the z77 extreme4 mobo by changing multiplier and the offset/turbo core values. I got to 4.4 from the stock 3.4 ghz without it crashing (tested through prime95 and real temp for about 10 mins each). At this point I hadn't even touched any of the voltage settings (they were still at 0.05 and 0.04v) and the voltage in cpu-z was around 1.24-5v. So I tried for 4.5. The next time I turned it on I got a bsod after logging in and reverted it back to 4.4. Bsod again. Went down to 4.0. Bsod again. Reset bios to default. Still got a bsod. I can get into the computer but its extremely slow and bsods within a minute. I can also get into safe mode without any trouble.
These are the things I've tried so far:
Last known good configuration
system restore
Clear cmos
Chkdsk

None of these have worked.

Please guys, I'm kinda freaking out :(
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  1. okay, open up your computer and find the cmos (a small round battery) leave it out for a few minutes whilst the computer is plugged and it will rset all of your bios settings back to a complete default, let us know how you get on
  2. Hey there. There's actually a clrcmos button on the mobo so I just pressed that yesterday. I left the computer at the login screen overnight and for some reason when I logged in it did not bsod.... I really ddon't know what's happening. I think it fixed itself... can someone let me know what the problem was and why it occurred...?
  3. Bump!
    Please guys, I just wanna know if I messed up my system, or what's wrong with my hardware... I mean something had to have messed up right?
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    If your temps were getting way too high it could have been BSODing to save itself and now that its cooled off it wants to work again. But don't quote me on that one. I think if you can revert back to stock and do a 2 hour+ prime test while periodically watching your temps successfully than you should be fine.
  5. footbrake4life said:
    If your temps were getting way too high it could have been BSODing to save itself and now that its cooled off it wants to work again. But don't quote me on that one. I think if you can revert back to stock and do a 2 hour+ prime test while periodically watching your temps successfully than you should be fine.


    Hey, thanks for replying, My temps never went over 85 degrees, and even that was on a test for the 4.4 ghz for 10 mins on Prime95. Anyways, I'm about to install a water cooler just for precautionary reasons and than try to at least get a 4.2 ghz @ around 1.25v. It's just seems really weird that I Bsod-ed for no apparent reason... I might as well check my hard drive to see if anythings wrong with that. IS there a system to check the OS itself? Like maybe there is something wrong with the Windows 7 startup files themselves... If you can suggest anything else, please do so! Im about to try my luck once more on OCing, hopefully this time I have Tom watching over me :D

    EDIT: I tried to just stress test the stock clock of 3.6 and the temps were at 60-62 (with evo 212, not water cooler) and 1.12 v... is that too high?
  6. Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.
  7. icraft said:
    Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.


    I see... do you know if 85 degrees max on a 10 min test at 4.4 ghz is normal or way too high on 1.24-5v?
  8. legendaswd said:
    icraft said:
    Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.


    I see... do you know if 85 degrees max on a 10 min test at 4.4 ghz is normal or way too high on 1.24-5v?


    85 celcius or 85 fahrenheit? 85 celcius is overheating. Most cpu's aren't able to reach temperatures over 70c.
  9. zeph_yr said:
    legendaswd said:
    icraft said:
    Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.


    I see... do you know if 85 degrees max on a 10 min test at 4.4 ghz is normal or way too high on 1.24-5v?


    85 celcius or 85 fahrenheit? 85 celcius is overheating. Most cpu's aren't able to reach temperatures over 70c.


    It says the throttle is around 95-105 for i5 3570k...
  10. legendaswd said:
    zeph_yr said:
    legendaswd said:
    icraft said:
    Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.


    I see... do you know if 85 degrees max on a 10 min test at 4.4 ghz is normal or way too high on 1.24-5v?


    85 celcius or 85 fahrenheit? 85 celcius is overheating. Most cpu's aren't able to reach temperatures over 70c.


    It says the throttle is around 95-105 for i5 3570k...


    I guess I'm getting my numbers mixed up... Whoops.
  11. zeph_yr said:
    legendaswd said:
    icraft said:
    Not really. If you want to know what crashed you should try whocrashed.


    I see... do you know if 85 degrees max on a 10 min test at 4.4 ghz is normal or way too high on 1.24-5v?


    85 celcius or 85 fahrenheit? 85 celcius is overheating. Most cpu's aren't able to reach temperatures over 70c.


    AMD CPUs maxx at 70c but I have heard intel maxxes at 90c and on some I have heard 110c I dont know what the 3570k maxx is. I'm sure you can google it
  12. the safe limit for intel's cpu is 80C and after that it starts throttling down/deteroriating.
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