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CPU Overlocked keeps resetting Ghz in the Bios

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Scott Webber, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Hi guys,

    Everytime i load up my PC, the settings in the Bios resets itself, well only the CPU Ghz is effected, everything else stays the same. for Example my CPU is OC to 4.0 Ghz , the stock is 3.3Ghz, every single time i restart it's the same thing over and over.

    i have a I5 2500K 3.3Ghz (OC to 4.0Ghz)
  2. What does Windows say the Ghz is for the CPU?
    How did you overclock, through the BIOS? through a program in Windows?
  3. That's strange, my i5 is OCed to 4.5 and runs every thing between 1.6 and 4.5
    Do you have the latest bios?
  4. Hi Jim, i overclocked through the BIOS, would never use a 3rd Party programme,

    when i right click on my computer and see it says the default stock Ghz, when it's overclocked to 4.0Ghz right now.

    anyhow here's my BIOS settings.




  5. never ever touched the bios in that sense, no idea how to update it either.
  6. Some CPU need a new bios version to get full support. Can you tell me what MB you have?
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  7. i have a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard :)
  8. Bios version F4?
    I have an Asrock, but I have turbo boost and EIST enabled.
    Don't OC the memory when the CPU has problems in the first place.
  9. i did not overclock the memory, that's what it's meant to be at :)

    turbo boost and EIST is reccomended to be disabled :) , having it Enabled for me, just caused problems!
  10. I am wondering if you are getting thermal throttling. Have you seen occasional slow downs on the system when you overclock it? Have you tried a little lower overclock to see if it holds the setting?
  11. i can try but i thought when you go to the highest overclock Ghz you have to stay there??
  12. It only stays there if you change the power setting from balanced to high performance.
  13. The idea of overclocking is normally to find the highest overclock you can run that is stable. If you are getting thermal throttling that causes your BIOS to reset, then you are too high. There is also nothing wrong with running a lower overclock if it means your system performs well and there are no issues.
  14. so should i put it to 3.8Ghz?

    it was on 4.0Ghz when i started, i slowly went upto 4.0Ghz and it was fine, then all of a sudden it wouldn't keep the setting anymore.
  15. Apparently it was "fine, until..." ;)
    Turn it down a notch and see if it's just "fine".
  16. Yes, I would turn it down to see how things go. If it resolves the issue, then you know for certain that you were pushing things too far. One other thing to keep in mind, as you run your system, the electronics degrade a little. What might have been fine before may no longer be fine.
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  17. ok will do, i'll turn it down to 3.6Ghz :) will report back in a couple of days.