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Asus Sabertooth x58 CPU Voltage Error/Overclocking failed

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January 23, 2013 11:08:27 AM

Hi,

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My System:
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1)ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2)Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
3)CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (9 9 9 24, 1.5v)
4)CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
5)Cooler Master V8 (CPU COOLER)
6)HIS ATI HD 7850 2048MB - 256BIT - GDDR 5


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Problem:
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My Computer restarts randomly sometimes after 1 hour and sometimes 3. After random shutdown, I get an error "CPU voltage error" and Mostly "Overclocking failed".

My system BIOS settings are default. I don't know much about settings(like voltages) as I'm new to this. PLEASE HELP me out on finding the stable settings for my system ! THANKS!!

These are the images of BIOS:

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7421/20130123170947....

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7224/20130123170959.jp...

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6925/20130123171007....

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3657/20130123171031....

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7628/20130123171127....

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3743/20130123171134....


"Temperature and Voltages"

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6844/20130123171216....
January 23, 2013 12:34:02 PM

Stop using the Ai overclock tuner. Disable it.

*edit* also is your Bios up to date? this may fix some of the issues you are having with the auto overclocking feature.
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January 23, 2013 12:52:33 PM

I'm using the default Bios and I already tried the XMP mode but still same issue. I'm using this motherboard for more than 1 year with the default Bios and never faced a issue like this before.
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January 23, 2013 12:58:57 PM

Enable X.M.P, it should be fine.

But like I said before turn off the Ai overclock tuner. Your PC is having trouble with the overclock and is turning itself off to prevent damage.

This is why I'm telling you to also update your motherboards bios.

If you follow my advice you should no longer have these problems.
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January 23, 2013 2:08:13 PM

I forgot to mention that my system was randomly restarting even in Bios before, so I change the OV CPU jumper from pin 2-3 to pin 1-2. After changing it at least my system restarts after 1 to 3 hours.

I’ve heard that Asus says If you update your bios it will void your warranty and my motherboard still has 1 year of warranty. Secondly I’m afraid if it randomly restart while updating bios.

Are you sure that changing the voltages will not fix it?
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January 23, 2013 3:14:07 PM

Have you tried jumping the bios
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January 23, 2013 3:18:54 PM

sumitd said:
Have you tried jumping the bios



You mean resetting the bios to default settings ? If so, yes i tried that still no luck.
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January 23, 2013 4:41:14 PM

I meant physically jumping the bios by putting it in other two pins
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January 24, 2013 2:27:28 AM

sohawar said:

I’ve heard that Asus says If you update your bios it will void your warranty and my motherboard still has 1 year of warranty. Secondly I’m afraid if it randomly restart while updating bios.

Are you sure that changing the voltages will not fix it?



Okay, let me clear this up, Updating any drivers/bios will NOT void your warranty. It's recommended that you keep everything up to date for good reason, Stability being one of those.

And yes, adjusting your CPU voltages may cure your problems, but please be careful with what you are doing.

Overclocking/Overvolting the CPU can and will void the warranty, among other risks.
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January 24, 2013 3:51:48 AM

Thanks for the help guys!

sumitd said:
I meant physically jumping the bios by putting it in other two pins


Yes I already did that.


warhead0 said:
Okay, let me clear this up, Updating any drivers/bios will NOT void your warranty. It's recommended that you keep everything up to date for good reason, Stability being one of those.

And yes, adjusting your CPU voltages may cure your problems, but please be careful with what you are doing.

Overclocking/Overvolting the CPU can and will void the warranty, among other risks.


I will update the Bios and let you know.
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January 25, 2013 11:10:27 AM

I found the solution!

There were two audio drivers installed so I disabled the first one and problem solved!

1) AMD High Definition Audio Device
2) Realtec High Definition Audio Device

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