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Overclock failure! computer crash.


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Angelboi

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Recently my computer has been crashing alot, and this time it told me
"Overclock failed!" "Overtemperature Error"
"Enter setup to reconfigure system"

I assumed it was simply over heating, but I want to know how to fix it.
I currently have a portable fan blowing into my system to keep it cool.
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That is one of the risks of overclocking. I would suggest backing off to a point where the temps are acceptable and the system is stable.
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I don't understand. I never turned any Overclocking option on.

How can I disable it, or lower my temperature?

What is overclocking anyway?
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Here is a guide that will tell you what over clocking is: http://www.geekstogo...ned-t62176.html
If you didn't do it, I have no idea why your system is giving you that message. Try accessing the bios and loading the default values.
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Here is a guide that will tell you what over clocking is: http://www.geekstogo...ned-t62176.html
If you didn't do it, I have no idea why your system is giving you that message. Try accessing the bios and loading the default values.

off topic, but your post count equals 2gig

on topic, did you recently install new ram or a new cpu? if so they maybe a higher frequency than the old, causing self oc
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My CPU Temperature is currently at 83 degree's celsius standing on its own not doing anything.
Im trying to massively cool it down via a portable fan blowing into the case.

How do I disable Overclocking? or how can I tell if its currently active?

I am going to try to clean out my fans when I have time.
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Angelboi

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Err better yet, If it is currently active, what should I change in my BIOS to undo it?
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if your computer is at 83c then you shouldnt have it on :whistling: thats extremely hot. it may not be overclocked then, it maybe your heatsink isnt placed correctly on the cpu causing serious heat. you should shut it down asap. also, are you on a desktop or laptop?
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if your computer is at 83c then you shouldnt have it on :help: thats extremely hot. it may not be overclocked then, it maybe your heatsink isnt placed correctly on the cpu causing serious heat. you should shut it down asap. also, are you on a desktop or laptop?


You probably wont get a reply now :whistling: :blink:
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if your computer is at 83c then you shouldnt have it on :help: thats extremely hot. it may not be overclocked then, it maybe your heatsink isnt placed correctly on the cpu causing serious heat. you should shut it down asap. also, are you on a desktop or laptop?


You probably wont get a reply now :whistling: :blink:

i didnt think about that :help: lol, but if you do keep running it dont run it to long.
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Well, regardless if I turn it off or not, it'll be hot after a few minutes of usage.
I tried to clean out the fans, and when i started up the computer it was at 63.5c. Overtime it slowly rose to 76c
Its actually still at 76c if my computer is not going through much activity.

If I try to play a game or surf the net too long it rises to 80c

Ive had the computer for awhile now, this is the first time this has ever happened So I don't know if its a Heatsink issue.

I have a ASUS P4P800SE with Windows XP installed if anyones wondering.

Any ideas? I reset my BIOS to default, and Ive cleaned out all the fans.
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I don't think its a ventilation problem either, Ive had a heater running all winter and its never had a problem up until now.
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try reseating the heatsink
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How do I do that?
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Anyone? How do I reseat the heatsink?
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