Problem with ASUS RAMPAGE II EXTREME OVERCLOCKING

Hi All,

I am one of those guys who reads the "Computers/Overclocking for Dummies" and tried my limited knowledge to fix my computer. I am not as knowledgeable as many people on this forum, so I am seeking for some help with my computer problems.

My Computer specs are as following:




The situation is like this: I have this desktop for 2-3 years and it was running smoothly and perfectly until one day it gives me this weird message. "American Megatrends: Overclocking failed. Press F1 for BIOS setup. Press F2 for default set up" I did press F2 for default setup. However, after few minutes, it turns to black screen and it gives me an error " DVI no sginal". I kept restarting the computer but it kept gave me this message. It's pretty unstable in terms of showing that error message. Sometimes it gave me the message, sometimes it didn't.

My first approach is to check if my computer power supply is strong enough for my system. I did go to the website http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx and put my systems in those options. It turns out that I need 900W of power to run my system. Then, I checked the power supply I have. It was 1000W so I am pretty sure the power supply is not the problem.

The only two options that I can think of is overclocking and graphic card problem. As for the overcloacking, I use OCCT to check my CPU temperatures and voltages and etc. I have many images but I don't know which one I should post on to solve the problem. I did do some research about overclocking and I know the serious damage that can do to my computer. That is why i don't want to adjust the overclocking by myself.

The reason why I think it has to do with the graphic card problem is because sometimes I have thick white bars across my screen when I open my computer. But then again, I think my graphic card is pretty good.

I could be wrong with my assumptions, but I am hoping if anyone can guide me to find out what the problem really is and solve it. Once again, Thanks for all the help that I can get from you guys.
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  1. If the graphics card is really showing thick white bars across your screen, then you should lower the clocks...
    As for that BIOS error: Revert everything back to the original settings in the BIOS, try booting and see what happens. Your overclock may be too high?
  2. _zxzxzx_ said:
    If the graphics card is really showing thick white bars across your screen, then you should lower the clocks...
    As for that BIOS error: Revert everything back to the original settings in the BIOS, try booting and see what happens. Your overclock may be too high?


    Is that right? okay thanks, I will look into underclocking of my CPU. I did tried to revert everything back to the original settings ( at least I think I did). Not sure if I have done it properly. I will also look into that as well. Thank you for your reply
  3. hey guys

    It has been 2 weeks since i played around with my computer. I have done the following:

    - Update BIOS files to windows 7 (originally my machine runs for Vista)
    - Update Chipset BIOS
    - Update Motherboard BIOS

    However, the problem has not been solved. I am running the lowest frequency for my computer and this is what I have got:

    First, after ROG screen comes up and the bios is loaded. This shows up:



    Then, the safe mode selection shows up:



    Then, the windows shows up:



    Finally, the famous bluescreen of Death shows up:



    It's hard to not notice the blue bars in the middle of the screen. Maybe I should not install Windows 7? or Should I upgrade my Rampage II Extreme to meet the requirement of Windows 7?

    Once again, I am no expert of overclocking. But I don't think the problem is overclocking. This is not the matter of screen or video card. I hope whoever has come across this problem and found the solution can help me.

    Thanks
  4. I would run CPU at stock settings.

    I then would boot in safe mode and uninstall graphics driver. (I hope your graphics card is running at stocks settings)

    Then try to boot into windows and hopefully reinstall graphics driver. OC'n can corrupt your graphics driver something terrible if it fails.

    If that does not work post your system specs so we can see what you have. :hello:
  5. With those bars showing up during the boot sequence, before the Ati drivers are loaded, I would say that it has something to do with a hardware fault.
  6. Hi, it's me troubling you guys again.

    It was working fine for a couple of days, but today when i turn on the computer. It has the same error again with the blue bars in the middle of the screen.

    I am in safe mode right now, however, i don't see any blue bars in the safe mode. which is better than the previous state.

    I did run Memetest+86 with 7 runs. It gives me no error whatsoever. As for the overclocking, i keep everything in auto so the system is running at the minimum frequency.

    I am thinking instead of using Windows 7. I want to switch back to XP and see if the problem is still there. The reason why I want to do that is because the machine is built for Windows Vista. However, I did upgrade my motherboard to Windows 7.

    I am almost tempting to buy another graphic card if the problem is truly the hardware's malfunction. If I want to buy a new graphic card, what is it that I should be considering? Voltage? Frequency? Operating System? even the resolution of the monitor?


    Once again, thank you for your patience and help for my beginner problem.
  7. The issue may have to do with the video card drivers. Safe mode doesn't load your normal drivers so that is possibly why it is working now. I'd suggest to uninstall the drivers, use a utility such as 'driver sweeper' and then reinstall them.
  8. wc_hao said:
    Hi, it's me troubling you guys again.

    It was working fine for a couple of days, but today when i turn on the computer. It has the same error again with the blue bars in the middle of the screen.

    I am in safe mode right now, however, i don't see any blue bars in the safe mode. which is better than the previous state.

    I did run Memetest+86 with 7 runs. It gives me no error whatsoever. As for the overclocking, i keep everything in auto so the system is running at the minimum frequency.

    I am thinking instead of using Windows 7. I want to switch back to XP and see if the problem is still there. The reason why I want to do that is because the machine is built for Windows Vista. However, I did upgrade my motherboard to Windows 7.

    I am almost tempting to buy another graphic card if the problem is truly the hardware's malfunction. If I want to buy a new graphic card, what is it that I should be considering? Voltage? Frequency? Operating System? even the resolution of the monitor?


    Once again, thank you for your patience and help for my beginner problem.


    Would you mind posting your current system hardware specs?
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