Having issues wih P8Z68-V LX

He guys,

If I go into my BIOS settings and change anything to do with the CPU, my computer will go into a boot cycle and won't go past POST. This happens to me even if I do something as simple as changing the Performance to the higher setting on the EZ menu.

If I reset the CMOS it will reset to default and I am good to go. However, am I trying to overclock.

Here is my hardware:

i5 2500k
P8Z68-V LX
Nvidia 550ti
A crappy Inland 500w PSU

I am thinking PSU,but I don't want to go out and buy a new one if that isn't the issue. Any help would be appreciated.
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  1. The PSU is horrible, yes, and I definitely think you should replace it, but I'm not sure that's the problem.

    I'm guessing your RAM configuration is 4x2 and 2x2? Try taking out the 2 2GB sticks to see what happens. Weird RAM configurations like that tend to cause problems sometimes, and the sets are obviously not matched, so that's a concern, as well.

    Also, if it's 4x3, that's a strange configuration as well, and it wouldn't surprise me to see that cause a problem either.

    Either way, just try 2 4GB sticks.
  2. Thank you, Mr Internet Man!

    That did the trick. I guess I am going to buy another stick of matching RAM.
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