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Overcloked disaster please help

By jimmi1 ยท 24 replies
Nov 30, 2007
  1. ok i need some serious help i overclocked my intel e6300 cpu using bios saved settings it rebooted then nothing i cant even get back on to the bios screen my comp starts but just gets nowhere my monitor keyboard and mouse dont work (on my lappy at moment) any help please i think i might of screwed it up.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Get the manual for the motherboard and use this to find the jumpers to reset the BIOS - sometimes near the CMOS battery. This will reset all the BIOS values to ex factory default so if you have done no damage it should restart OK. If no manual, tell us what the board is and we should be able to find a spec for it - or you could look yourself on Google.
  3. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    bugger the manual.....just take the battery out for a few mins.... ;)
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    manual buggery is an offence in Somerset. Anywhere else is at your own risk.
    I have never been confident that taking out the battery is as good as shorting the jumpers - besides (if you know where the jumpers are) is it quicker!
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +235

    You can damage the battery socket easily if you don't know what you are doing... Luckily, I know where my CMOS CLR jumper is and how to use it :haha:
  6. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493 that before or after 6 points of soiderrr? :p
    "shorting the jumpers". Sounds pretty borderline sleazy to me ;P
    If you taker the battery out, you'll need a screwdriver to flip it. If you move the jumper you need small fingers.
    Have you tried putting underpants on your head and kicking the pc from a westerly direction?

    Seriously though, short the jumpers or remove the battery, that will reset the cmos for you. Shouldn't need a manual..............not after you've buggered it anyway. :blush: be all sticky!
  7. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a desktop computer so cant pull the battery unfortunatley
    and my keyboard doesnt work can i use jumpers to reset the bios witout it
  8. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    It is easier with a desktop - and you need to take the side off to get at the battery or the jumpers - keyboard no good.
    I 'll get back with help on the board if you need it? I would prefer you to use the jumpers as tmagic is right about the battery socket.
  9. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    huh! well i've never damaged the battery socket before. Although nearly took my frikkin eye out when the battery flipped up when i gave it a good shoeing with a screwdriver.
    Ok, as the other have said, your cmos jumper should be near the battery, the label for it will be printed on the pcb in tiny writing next to it.
  10. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it worked thanks evryone p.s feel free to take the piss out of my last post
  11. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    yes k.jacko but you have seen a motherboard before. From what has been said, jimmi1 has never seen the inside of a PC.
  12. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  13. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    holy cow! that voltage seems a little high for a B2 stepped E6300. It's recommended max. is 1.5v, yet you've not overclocked it yet?
    The 945 chipset aint the best overclocker for the core2duo's as oposed to the 965's but you should get some oooommmph out of it.

    Hmmm.....personally i wouldn't press ctr+f1 just yet. You don't need to be altering the ram timings yet. Get the pc to boot stably by just altering your multiplier and fsb 1st. Sure you will need to alter your mem multiplier just to take the memory out of the equation.

    Post your system specs so we can help further.
  14. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no that wasnt overclocked voltage although since i removed my cmos battery the voltage has droped down to 1.2v but my core speed has also droped to 1.2ghz from 1.8
    is this the the info you are after k.jacko
    if not please tell me what you need and i will post it for you
  15. Phil Harris

    Phil Harris TS Rookie Posts: 22

    With Gigabyte boards there is a utility called Easytune. If it was installed it will be under Gigabyte in your start programs list. If it wasn't installed when the computer was built, you can install it yourself from the motherboard utility disc.

    It's useful for mild to moderate overclocking as you can simply raise the FSB and CPU voltage.

    My suggestion is that you experiment with that for a while and see if you can achieve what you want that way. Overclocking through the BIOS is more flexible and can get better results, but requires a bit more understanding of how your system works.

    Thankfully there are lots of motherboard specific overclocking guides just a google search away.
  16. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Yup, i agree with Phil. I use easytunes to monitor my overclocks once i've done it in the bios.
    But its a good way to start by just upping your fsb bit by bit without worrying about other stuff.
    Now then, the info we could really do with is basically a screenie of the other tabs from cpu-z, not just CPU and MAINBOARD, we need the MEMORY and SPD ones as well. Don't worry about CACHE.
    Post them up and we'll have another look see. :)
  17. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    k jacko here is my details notice how my core speed and voltage has reduced since i pulled the cmos battery
  18. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    jimmi1, that looks much better.
    Your readings are now correct for your cpu.
    The core2duo's reduce their multiplier and speed according the load that is required, thats why your core reading is 1200MHz with a multiplier of x6.
    What i would do first is check what bios updates are available and what they actually do. If any pertain to helping you overclock the E6300 or has better support for it, then update to it before trying to overclock.

    Do that then come back to us.
  19. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    k.jacko the is only one update for my bios and that is just to correct a LAN problem
  20. Ironoak

    Ironoak TS Rookie Posts: 21

    :haha: can we get back to the buggery references?
  21. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    jimmi1, in that case, and as Phil suggested, use EasyTune 5, to do an 'easy' overclock, by just clicking on the 'up' arrow. I'd do maybe 100 at a time then hit GO. Then monitor your temps and see what you get.
    Even with using the easy mode, you still need to stresst test it.
    If i were you, i'd do the easy overclock, reboot, then run 'Orthos' or 'Prime95' for good 6 hours or so. If it's stable with nice acceptable temps and no errors, then up it another 100, rinse and repeat.
    The EASY mode deals with the cpu voltage for you.
    Once you're a little more versed with overclocking, its pitfalls and benefits.
    Try doing it from the bios, because the lowest cpu voltage you can get away with, the lowers your temps are. EASY mode will tend to over-exaggerate.
    I still would not bother with ram timings as yet. Get used to how you overclock the systm in general. Let the stability come from oc'ing the fsb, then start looking at your ram clocks. Get as near to 1:1 (fsb:ram) as you can, when you do.
  22. jimmi1

    jimmi1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for your help k.jacko i will let you know how i get on
  23. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor TS Rookie Posts: 47

    I'm glad you got you comp working again! What i cant believe is that no one noticed the thread is spelled wrong - "overcloked" lol. And when they say the battery in your computer, their not talking about the battery that powers a laptop computer, their talking about the batter that provides power so the BIOS keeps its settings. Its a button battery on the motherboard about the size of a quarter.
  24. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Lol, i noticed the misspelling the very 1st time i looked at the thread and was going to ask how he made his computer invisible, but i thought i'd keep on topic...just a little! :p
  25. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    I don't mean to interrupt here but there's a thread on TS about overclocking:
    Read Before Asking "How Do I Overclock?"
    It might help jimmi1 in his endeavors.
    Btw, Hello, jimmi1, and a belated welcome to Techspot :wave:
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