Odd resets.

I was overclocking my Phenom II 965BE, and when raising the multiplier past 19x, my motherboard reset it either to 5x, or "AUTO". 19.5x reset to 5x, and ~35x reset to 19x. It was very odd. At first, I thought this was a voltage problem, so I rasied the CPU voltage to 1.5v (I had tried small increments up to that voltage) and I gave up, as it kept resetting to 5x. I can't seem to figure out whats wrong with it, as AMD Overdrive got me a multiplier of up to 21x @ 1.55v)
Would this be a problem with the motherboard, or the CPU?

The motherboard i'm using is the GIGABYTE M68MT-S2P
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  1. are you on the latest bios update?
  2. nna2 said:
    are you on the latest bios update?

    There is no bios updates available from Gigabyte for my model. Or so it seems.
  3. iPWNiNu said:
    There is no bios updates available from Gigabyte for my model. Or so it seems.


    try raising the FSB instead
  4. nna2 said:
    try raising the FSB instead

    I could not raise it past 203, or it would boot into safe-mode.
  5. your mobo should handle more than a base core clock, i would think. i suspect that your power supply may be dying.

    or

    the multiplier also lowers with intel speed step, so disable that in bios, and change your power settings to performance.

    or

    your cpu and/or ram might need to be slightly overvolted to inprove stability.
  6. DeepDystopia said:
    your mobo should handle more than a base core clock, i would think. i suspect that your power supply may be dying.

    or

    the multiplier also lowers with intel speed step, so disable that in bios, and change your power settings to performance.

    or

    your cpu and/or ram might need to be slightly overvolted to inprove stability.


    this is an AMD system not an intel one
    it's a bad idea to raise ram over 1.5V tbh, and it won't cause it to go back to stock clocks (for phenom II atleast)
  7. DeepDystopia said:
    your mobo should handle more than a base core clock, i would think. i suspect that your power supply may be dying.

    or

    the multiplier also lowers with intel speed step, so disable that in bios, and change your power settings to performance.

    or

    your cpu and/or ram might need to be slightly overvolted to inprove stability.

    It might be my power supply, i only have a Corsair CX430w. But, I'm pretty sure my full load wattage is only around 360-380w.
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