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Need help figuring out what I broke

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September 15, 2010 5:26:10 PM

OK let me start our by saying im an idiot. Now that its out of the way, I have been reading tomshardware for years now. Never really had much to contribute due to my lack of funds but Iv'e always been intered.

I recently build a new computer and decided to try my hand at overclocking. Lets just say things ended poorly. I used stress testes and assumed my system was stable


After loading up lord of the rings online to see how everything ran my video card crashed about 30 min into play. I attempted to restarted my computer and relized something was wrong. I over clocked both my CPU and my GPU.

My computer posts without a problem but when it lags like crazy when loading windows, if it doesent freeze. Windows load time went from a few mins to 20 min. Windows in unable to shut down correctly. If I do get into windows everything runs nice for a little bit but when I try to launch things it goes a long perioed where it says its processing, but nothing is happening.

I am assuming its not the video card because I can get to load test(just takes forever) and everything runs fine once it finally loads up. I also ran the windows memory check and everything was ok. Every time I run the harddrive check it takes hours and lots of issues are found and fixed.

I ran Western Digital Data Lifeguard and the quick checked showed everything to be ok. I am running the more detailed check now which should be done in 2 hours.





Here is my specs.

Coolermaster HAF932 Case
Intel i7 930
Coolermaster V6 Heatsink
Gigbyte GA-x58A-UD3R
Corsair tx850w power supply
Patriot G-Series 3x2GB pc3-12800 1600MHZ
Western Digital 1TB - WD1002FAEX
EVGA Gefore 240 ddr5 512MB

Here is the overclocking settings I was useing
Advanced CPU Features:
CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [19 ]
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech ................. [Disable]
CPU Cores Enabled .......................... [All]
CPU Multi Threading ..........................[Enable]
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................. [Disable]
C3/C6/C7 State Support ................... [Disable]
CPU Thermal Monitor ........................ [Enable]
CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disable]
Virtualization Technology ................. [Disable]
Bi-Directional PROCHOT .................... [Enable]

Uncore & QPI Features:
QPI Link Speed ..............................[x36] 7.2GHz
Uncore Frequency ..........................[x17] 3400MHz
Isonchronous Frequency ...............[Enable]

Standard Clock Control:
Base Clock (BCLK) Control .................. [Enable]
BCLK Frequency (MHz) .........................[200]
PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ............. [100]
C.I.A.2........................................... ....... [-]

Advanced Clock Control:
CPU Clock Drive ..............................[800]
PCI Express Clock Drive ................ [900]
CPU Clock Skew ............................ [0]
IOH Clock Skew ............................. [0]

Advanced DRAM Features:
Performance Enhance .......................... [Standard]
Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ........... [Disable]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........... [ 8]
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) ............. [Quick]

Channel A + B + C

Channel A Timing Settings:
##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
CAS Latency Time ..................[8]
tRCD ......................................[8]
tRP ........................................[8]
tRAS ......................................[24]
CR..........................................[2]
B2B........................................[-]


Advanced Voltage Control:
CPU Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping
Load Line Calibration .................... [Standard]
CPU Vcore ......................................[1.275]
QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v .................[1.295]
CPU PLL 1.800v ..............................[1.80]
PCIE 1.500v ...................................[AUTO]
QPI PLL 1.100v ..............................[AUTO]
IOH Core 1.100v ............................[AUTO]
ICH I/O 1.500v ...............................[AUTO]
ICH Core 1.1v ................................[AUTO]

DRAM
DRAM Voltage 1.500v .............. [1.64]
DRAM Termination 0.750v.......... [AUTO]
Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v ...........[AUTO]
Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v ...........[AUTO]
Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v ...........[AUTO]
Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v ........[AUTO]
Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v ........[AUTO]
Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v ........[AUTO]

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September 15, 2010 5:55:38 PM

Have you done a cmos reset/or load bios defaults?
September 15, 2010 6:45:14 PM

Yeha the bio are on defaulting settings now and so is the video card. I also ran into some errors while running the western digital diagnostics tool that they could not fix so im leaning towards the hard drive. Filling out an RMA request as we speak.
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