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Overclock fail? PC turns off automatically

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December 27, 2012 5:10:21 PM

Hey i got this PC

AMD FX 6300
Gigabyte 7870 OC version
Gigabyte GA970-UD3
Corsair 600W Builder Series V2 80+
2x4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz

and i changed some settings in AMD Overdrive, like
"High Performance GPU clock setting , i think it was 1100 and set it to 1150
and "Power" was 0% and set it to 20%. AFter that my PC was shutting down randomly when playing video games..
I reset to default the AMD Overdrive settings but still it was shutting down. I formatted my PC, but still the same problem.
Do you think i may have fried something??

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December 28, 2012 7:29:56 PM


Do you have the all the options in stock on your BIOS?
December 28, 2012 7:49:40 PM

i wouldn't think it would've fried it without a volt increase. try stress testing and running a monitoring program like hw-monitor and gpuz to see what your temps are running at. whats your fan setting at? it may be getting too hot
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December 28, 2012 8:24:26 PM

saint19 said:

Do you have the all the options in stock on your BIOS?

sorry what do you mean??
December 28, 2012 8:48:45 PM

well your temps are good, but you want to really look at them under extreme stress (like furmark,etc...) also your fan settings will be under AMD overdrive. if your card runs too hot, set your fan to manual and raise it higher.

BTW, do you have your cpu or ram overclocked, if so, you might want to set them to stock until you narrow down the culprit.
December 28, 2012 10:59:15 PM

If you mean Defaults, yeah i restored everything !
but its shutting down on these temperatures! :( 

January 28, 2014 3:54:28 AM

I had to set the memory timings through BIOS. thats why it was shutting down