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Odd Overclocking Problem

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Last response: in Motherboards
May 13, 2009 9:00:49 PM

I just recently got a new computer set up with a Gigabyte EX52 Extreme motherboard, and I haven't done any kind of overclocking yet (I haven't even completely booted to the desktop) and yet all of the CPU overclocking LEDs are on (all the way to red). I tried booting it a few different times with the same results. I'm kind of afraid to boot it up now without knowing what the problem is. I really don't want to damage my CPU (a 2.66 GHz i7 920).

What could be causing this?

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May 15, 2009 8:53:36 PM

Are you sure that you're looking at the CPU frequency LED set, and not the somewhat longer phase LEDs next to them, closer to the edge of the MOBO? The documentation doesn't make it very clear which is which - it's normal for the phase LEDs to all come on at startup...
May 16, 2009 1:03:17 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what's happening. I figured it out a few hours after I posted this. I guess I forgot to come back and say that. Thanks, though.