Need help badly computer won't boot after overclock

i got my e5200 yesterday and i tried to overclock used the asrock oc tool so i didn't have to use bios and i only got it to 3.3ghz so i tried to go into the bios couldn't change my settings manually for some reason i tried using the asrock "easy oc tool" so i used it and set it to 3.5ghz. So i turned it off and now my computer turns on for 5 seconds all the fans go on and the LEDs then it turns itself off and turns itself back on and keeps repeating this forever. There is no video output so i it's not posting i don't believe. So i had a grounding problem when i first built it whenever i would plug in the 12v 8 pin it wouldn't power up but i fixed that but now whenever i don't have the 12v plugged in it doesn't shut down but then i can't use the computer

edit: I have also tried to reset the cmos with the jumper and with taking out the battery i am almost positive i did it correctly
My specs are
Asrock p43de3
E5200 wolfdale
Rosewill green series 530w power supply
160gb 7200 rpm hdd
hp dvd writer
Rosewill aftermarket cooler
gskill ripjaw 4g
Zotac gts 250
Antec three hundred illusion case
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  1. Check your motherboard manual to see how to restore your BIOS back to factory defaults just to make sure your system is working.

    Then learn to use the BIOS.
  2. Find the clear CMOS jumper and short it with a jumper pin turn the system on and off again and unjump the jumper - that should reset the CMOS to defaults so you can go into the Bios and readjust things - from the sound of it the 3.5ghz. OC is just more than your chip can handle.
  3. I tried reseting the cmos with the jumpers and i left the battery out overnight
  4. PinkF Zeppelin said:
    I tried reseting the cmos with the jumpers and i left the battery out overnight


    Don't know if this would help at all in this case but I have noted that on some of my boards it also at times seems to take the removal of the power cord from the back of the PSU before the unit smartens up and boots.
  5. LoneWolf_53 said:
    Don't know if this would help at all in this case but I have noted that on some of my boards it also at times seems to take the removal of the power cord from the back of the PSU before the unit smartens up and boots.



    Yea i tried that unplugging the power cord waiting 15 seconds putting the jumpers on pins 2 and 3 let it sit for over an hour press the power buttons left the battieries out everything
  6. You could be grounding out on something. I would take everything out of the case (if all else fails) and re-build it on a large piece of cardboard or something. I would short the jumpers with nothing connected to the board with the battery out and leave it out until your done building. Only install what you need to boot and go from there.

    Before that you can try something like that in the case... Unplug all unnecessary peripherals, take ram out and re-install, video card etc.
  7. sportsfanboy said:
    You could be grounding out on something. I would take everything out of the case (if all else fails) and re-build it on a large piece of cardboard or something. I would short the jumpers with nothing connected to the board with the battery out and leave it out until your done building. Only install what you need to boot and go from there.

    Before that you can try something like that in the case... Unplug all unnecessary peripherals, take ram out and re-install, video card etc.



    k ill try this and report back on how it does i just don't understand why it would be doing this after an overclock
  8. sportsfanboy said:
    You could be grounding out on something. I would take everything out of the case (if all else fails) and re-build it on a large piece of cardboard or something. I would short the jumpers with nothing connected to the board with the battery out and leave it out until your done building. Only install what you need to boot and go from there.

    Before that you can try something like that in the case... Unplug all unnecessary peripherals, take ram out and re-install, video card etc.


    Cardboar is not really good to use as it can carry static charges which are not good for the MOBO - be sure to use the anti static bag that the MOBO came in between the cardboard and the MOBO if doing this !!
  9. JDFan said:
    Cardboar is not really good to use as it can carry static charges which are not good for the MOBO - be sure to use the anti static bag that the MOBO came in between the cardboard and the MOBO if doing this !!



    yes i know and i tried doing it and it didn't work
  10. sportsfanboy said:
    You could be grounding out on something. I would take everything out of the case (if all else fails) and re-build it on a large piece of cardboard or something. I would short the jumpers with nothing connected to the board with the battery out and leave it out until your done building. Only install what you need to boot and go from there.

    Before that you can try something like that in the case... Unplug all unnecessary peripherals, take ram out and re-install, video card etc.



    i tried bolth methods neither worked idk how it could be grounding when it turns on for a second could it be possible i toasted my cpu? i took it out of its socket and it looked as if it was new this build is only 2 days old
  11. Maybe got to start thinking of a bad psu perhaps.

    The reason I say it could be a bad ground is because it happened to me. The same symptoms, and when I took it out of the case it worked.
  12. I'm not so sure cardboard carries static charges... It is a wood product after all. Is it as good as anti static?, of coarse not, but...
  13. sportsfanboy said:
    I'm not so sure cardboard carries static charges... It is a wood product after all. Is it as good as anti static?, of coarse not, but...



    so should i try running it on a cardboard box?
  14. You might just double check and make very sure you put the CMOS jumpers back in the proper position when you cleared it.
  15. LoneWolf_53 said:
    You might just double check and make very sure you put the CMOS jumpers back in the proper position when you cleared it.



    yea i even tried it off off
  16. ok well i tried it out of the case on a static bag im starting to wonder if i fried my cpu
  17. Well in all honesty any time you attempt to OC you run the risk of permanent damage to components and even more so if you don't know what you are doing.

    From what you've posted it doesn't sound as if the CPU was fried but that doesn't mean that some other component didn't get pushed beyond it's limits.
  18. LoneWolf_53 said:
    Well in all honesty any time you attempt to OC you run the risk of permanent damage to components and even more so if you don't know what you are doing.

    From what you've posted it doesn't sound as if the CPU was fried but that doesn't mean that some other component didn't get pushed beyond it's limits.



    do you have any ideas because when it boots for 5 seconds the monitor shows no signal do you have any ideas as what could of failed so i can do a process of elimination
  19. Well I find eliminating items is easiest when I have a lot of spare parts kicking around that I can use as temporary replacements but not many are that fortunate.

    You could perhaps try taking out the memory and reseat it in case you bumped it when you cleared your CMOS or something.

    Alternately one can try booting with one stick of memory then swap for the other which will at times reveal one as good and one as bad.

    Try another PSU if you have one.

    Try another graphics card or reseat the one you have.

    Double check all electrical connections and make sure the plugs are all firmly seated in the motherboard and locked into place.

    Sometimes it's a good idea to browse through any product forums (Asrock in your case) if they are available because often times someone else may have already experienced your symptoms and posted about it.

    I don't think I've ever had an issue yet in over ten years of tinkering with PC's where I didn't run across someone else's post dealing with the same thing and often times sharing a solution.

    In the end if nothing works then sometimes there's simply no alternative but to consider RMA'ing the item and getting another motherboard or CPU though I doubt it's the CPU myself.
  20. what did you change in BIOS exactly?

    did you overvolt?

    if you didn't touch the voltages, its very unlikely you did some permanent damage. if you did, then you may well have fried something. simply setting the bios to 3.5ghz CPU speed is a very stupid thing to do. you need to be careful when overclocking, and it possible youve managed to damage something in your carelessness.
  21. Ok so i got it booted and got into bios but only with my hard drive unplugged tried plugging it in computer does the same thing unplugged it it works again then tried plugging in a case fan computer doesn't work again so is my psu bad?
  22. PinkF Zeppelin said:
    Ok so i got it booted and got into bios but only with my hard drive unplugged tried plugging it in computer does the same thing unplugged it it works again then tried plugging in a case fan computer doesn't work again so is my psu bad?


    Well, it IS a rosewill....
  23. welshmousepk said:
    what did you change in BIOS exactly?

    did you overvolt?

    if you didn't touch the voltages, its very unlikely you did some permanent damage. if you did, then you may well have fried something. simply setting the bios to 3.5ghz CPU speed is a very stupid thing to do. you need to be careful when overclocking, and it possible youve managed to damage something in your carelessness.



    I don't believe so because asrock has an "easy oc tool" in the bios so i wanted to try it and thats when it started doing this. When before i had it running at 3.3ghz at 1.32 volts i should have just left it there. But i got it to boot into bios with a certain amount of things plugged in. But then i tried plugging in my hdd again and it started having it's issues again and now i can't get it to go into bios at all i think my motherboard is turning itself off idk this is my first build so i haven't had the chance to fix other problems
  24. LoneWolf_53 said:
    Well I find eliminating items is easiest when I have a lot of spare parts kicking around that I can use as temporary replacements but not many are that fortunate.

    You could perhaps try taking out the memory and reseat it in case you bumped it when you cleared your CMOS or something.

    Alternately one can try booting with one stick of memory then swap for the other which will at times reveal one as good and one as bad.

    Try another PSU if you have one.

    Try another graphics card or reseat the one you have.

    Double check all electrical connections and make sure the plugs are all firmly seated in the motherboard and locked into place.

    Sometimes it's a good idea to browse through any product forums (Asrock in your case) if they are available because often times someone else may have already experienced your symptoms and posted about it.

    I don't think I've ever had an issue yet in over ten years of tinkering with PC's where I didn't run across someone else's post dealing with the same thing and often times sharing a solution.

    In the end if nothing works then sometimes there's simply no alternative but to consider RMA'ing the item and getting another motherboard or CPU though I doubt it's the CPU myself.



    I've tried all of the above beside the asrock forums but im starting to think it's either the mother board or the psu possibly the motherboard turning itself off or maybe even a bad powerswitch im not sure because i got it to boot into bios with half the 12v power connectors unplugged and no peripherals and no hdd or cd but i tried plugging it back into my case fans and it worked unplugged it tried to plug it into my hdd now it won't work at all no matter what i do this computer was working fine for a day also with win7
  25. croc said:
    Well, it IS a rosewill....


    you have got a point
  26. Short of being able to test the PSU in another computer my guess of the two would be the motherboard as I've noted similar symptoms on a failed one but without being able to test the PSU to eliminate it there's no way of telling for certain.
  27. PinkF Zeppelin said:
    you have got a point


    Rosewill have, in the past, been known to 'spec' their PSU's to be able to supply more amps than they really are capable of. In your case it would seem that, for whatever reason, the 12vdc rail is not supplying enough power as evidenced by being able to do a full boot without your HDD plugged in. It would seem (by Rosewill's specs) that this PSU should be able to handle the load. It either does not, or your HDD is pulling a huge amount of amps...
  28. ok well i got it to boot played some games for a while installed a new OS and then i went into the bios and guess what IT HAPPENED AGAIN and no matter how i do the jumpers it won't work again just like before
  29. Bad Mobo battery? Bad psu, hmm
  30. I have exactly the same problem, using a Pentium G2030 overclocked the CPU by adding 0.250 volts and increasing gaming mode to extreme, exactly the same symptoms, just happened yesterday, what ussually happens is it goes to the "BOSD (blue screen of death)" and tells me that my selected BIOS settings do not meet my hardware and gives me the option to go back to the bios or to reset to default bios settings, however now it continuez to restart over and over again, dont know what to do really dont want to take out all my ram and cpu and gpu, etc. cos my dad is gonna be quite mad if he finds out that i have been messing around with these stuff.
  31. Ali Husain said:
    I have exactly the same problem, using a Pentium G2030 overclocked the CPU by adding 0.250 volts and increasing gaming mode to extreme, exactly the same symptoms, just happened yesterday, what ussually happens is it goes to the "BOSD (blue screen of death)" and tells me that my selected BIOS settings do not meet my hardware and gives me the option to go back to the bios or to reset to default bios settings, however now it continuez to restart over and over again, dont know what to do really dont want to take out all my ram and cpu and gpu, etc. cos my dad is gonna be quite mad if he finds out that i have been messing around with these stuff.


    First, this is a five year old thread. Just lucky someone was watching.

    Your only answer would be "Reset to default bios settings." You should be able to break into the restart loop, and all SHOULD be OK after. You hope.
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