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Well, the new machine lasted long :((
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

Well the new overclocked machine lasted well:

I posted the other day that I wasn't impressed with the speed of the new machine: Given that it's supposed to be nearly twice as fast as my 3y/o pc at work which is much lower spec. I spoke to the manufacturer who sent me instructions on how to go into the BIOS and check which profile was being used. I tried to set profile 1 and got an error message saying there was a problem with the previous overclocking, so the prompt took me back into the overclock profiles. I tried to load profile 2 and got the same error.

At this point I decided to get out and leave well alone. I chose to exit without saving any changes and...the machine now won't boot!! I get this error message:

TRAP 00000030 =========EXCEPTION ===========

Tr=FFFF cr0=00000000 cr2=BF63A000 cr3=00600060
gdt limit=007F base=0001F000 idt limit=07FF base=F0000000

cs:eip=0006:00000050 ss:esp=0060:00000018 errcode=0000
flags=00000000 NoCy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis
eax=00000093 ebx=00000002 ecx=0000000D edx=000003F4 ds=0010 es=4030
edi=00025C10 esi=00000C0E ebp=00000BEA cr0=00000000 fs=0030 gs=0030

I've spoken to the company who advised me to reset the MB by removing the backup battery (which required me to remove the GPU) - I've done this and it still won't boot or get past the DOS error screen... The other weird thing is that I was told I would see 2 profiles in the BIOS but on my machine there were about 10 :S

To say that I am unhappy is the understatement of the year!! So as I fancied a rant I thought I would share...

Any suggestions gratefully received!



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12/7/2011 9:04:19 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 9:04:19 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Get them to replace it if the problems go on and on. Sorry to hear it's not working out :(

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12/7/2011 9:44:20 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 9:44:20 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
that message happens frequently when ram is unstable. What i think happened is the profile pushed some funked up settings that made the ram unstable and after resetting to default its still unstable because its not very default friendly ram. Imo do yourself a favor, keep the fck away from premade "oc" profiles :p just go to bios and set it up properly yourself

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12/7/2011 9:49:53 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 9:49:53 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Cheers guys,

I went the Pre-overclocked route as I'm pretty sure that safely overclocking a brand new machine is way beyond me!

I just find it a bit strange that I'm being told to go into the BIOS to check stuff etc. as this should have all been done for me :( Just really really disappointed...


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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12/7/2011 9:56:22 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 9:56:22 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Damn that`s a shame. I don`t think there`s anything wrong with pre-overclocked systems as such, as long as they`re tested thoroughly before shipping - looks like this hasn`t been..

Might be worth checking those ram sticks as Stabby mentioned, in another machine with a free ramtest software if possible. Is there any beeps when the machine tries to start? Probably best bet actually just send the fucking thing back..

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12/7/2011 10:00:55 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 10:00:55 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Cheers Dave,

I'm thinking the same thing. Apparently it underwent a 24hr burn-in test and all the other bits and bobs, but something definately isn't right. As far as I'm concerned I don't ever want to touch the BIOS of a system as the potential to mess something up is too great, but to me it seems there were already problems...

And the fucking Christmas tree lights don't work!! What next??!?!?!?

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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12/7/2011 10:10:08 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 10:10:08 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
christmas tree lights?? this is obviously not a coincidence, you got gremlins!

crappy jokes aside, as long as you dont touch the voltage settings it's impossible to harm your rig. Even so most overclocking is done within 0.2v from stock settings, even though there is little intel has said about that(aside from SB being safe up to 1.4v in perfect conditions) i've yet to see anybody damaging their stuff using that. These days if you have a popular motherboard you can literally find step by step guides to every setting in the bios and a crash course in overclocking. Maybe it'll take you an entire day to read up on all the various technologies and standards but in the end i'd like to think its useful info, i mean most 12yearolds with minor experience in OCing would probably have your rig up and running right now :p

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12/7/2011 11:56:13 PM (last edit: 12/7/2011 11:56:13 PM)
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