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Gigabyte 965P-DS3 loses Overclock after reboot

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March 7, 2010 11:33:13 AM

I recently upgraded my GPU from an Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS to a Gainward ATi Radeon 4870 1GB. Since the upgrading I can no longer overclock my CPU with the new card, overclocking by 1Mhz will result in a reboot to stock settings.

However I can get it working by installing my old card overclocking, saving the settings, turning off, installing the new card and it is perfectly stable. When I reboot/turn the PC off it then loses the settings and refuses to overclock.

I would suspect my PSU, but I've 'stress' tested my system with Crysis/Bad Company 2 and despite running fairly hot it's stable with the Radeon 4870 and CPU Overclocked.

My Specs:
Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 OC @ 2789.9 MHz (9.0 x 310.0 MHz)
Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (F13X bios)
Gainward ATi Radeon 4870 1GB
5GB Geil DDR2 PC2-6400
Hiper 530W


Any advice would be much appreciated.
a b K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 12:29:10 AM

Perhaps you need to consider some more cooling. Your motherboard might be thinking that something's overheating, restarting itself under default settings to protect your components.
March 11, 2010 1:14:02 PM

Majority of the time its the temp or voltage making it lose the settings. Like the mentioned above try some better cooling or maybe raise some voltages a bit.
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