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nawky

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My computer is freshly built by me parts from newegg. It is having some problems when overclocking and even on stock clocks/volts.


mobo

http://www.newegg.co.....pk=asrock 770

cpu

http://www.newegg.co...3-652-_-Product


hdd

http://www.newegg.co...8-445-_-Product

psu

http://www.newegg.co...1-015-_-Product

ram

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277

this along with a gigabyte hd 4890. The computer just freezes and the mouse is unmovable. im thinking the culprit is the wireless usb adapter i use for internet. i read many threads about it making comps freeze. I also think its the problem because when i go to device manager and try to update the wireless usb driver the comp starts to download/install and then does a restart (as if i overclocked it to high). The freezing is so totally random it can be anywhere from 3 mins to 2 days. My comp survived the whole nite when i woke up yesterday but this morning i woke up to a frozen computer.

by the way i am running windows 7 64 bit.

Edited by nawky, 21 February 2010 - 04:49 PM.

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It is having some problems when overclocking and even on stock clocks/volts.


Well I think you should get it completely back to normal and just clear the CMOS. This can be done by removing the CR2032 battery from the motherboard or using the allocated jumper on the motherboard. In either case, do this when the computer is unplugged from the wall, and after repositioning the jumper or taking the battery out, press and hold down the power button to exert any left over electricity in the board. Wait about 5 minutes.

Next, take off your wireless USB adapter and just use an Ethernet cable, or don't use internet at all. Power the computer on. Does the problem get better? If so, WITHOUT OVERCLOCKING, try your USB adapter again, hows the computer? If it starts acting goofy again, get a new adapter.

Let me know how it goes. :)

Edited by Ferrari, 21 February 2010 - 04:58 PM.

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ok im going to try a 3.4ghz and 3.5ghz stable. right now i am at 3.3ghz what volts should i use?
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ok im going to try a 3.4ghz and 3.5ghz stable. right now i am at 3.3ghz what volts should i use?

I don't know how to overclock. What I'm suggesting is bringing everything back to default settings in the BIOS which means clearing the CMOS. Does that solve the problem? If so, then we know if you just had a very unstable clock, or if it's the USB Adapter... see? Trial and Error. Or... if no, then we can try other hardware diagnostics for the hard drive or memory.

Once we can get to the bottom of that, then I would suggest starting a new topic asking for overclocking help, or reading up some more on overclocking before attempting that again.
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