CPU unstable after Overclocking motherboard

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Hi there, I recently Overclocked my ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard using SetFSB program, all was working well when suddenly the display on my monitor started flickering and the computer will go off, I went back and set the motherboard to defaults but am still getting the same problem, how do I bring back the motherboard to defaults and how do Overclocking affect the motherboard functionality?

Answered By 0 points N/A #199581

CPU unstable after Overclocking motherboard


Hi !

The main problem of Overclocking is creating a big instability of the main OS and killing in time your CPU. Overclocking rises the temperature of CPU and it might be possible that your CPU Fan can't cooling enough, the CPU changes his rate of MHz and it's not on the same frequency as memory RAM is, if the airflow of case is not good enough it raises the temperature of the whole system and causes its failure and some loss of data.

To reset your motherboard to the factory settings you have to reset your BIOS by removing the main battery for 10 seconds. It is not recommended for you to do this if you still have a warranty certificate because you will void an loose the warranty. Go to an authorized service and they will do it for you. If it is necessary, reinstall your OS by buying a Legal Windows System Operation if you don't have one already.

Here is located you Battery from your Motherboard:


Answered By 590495 points N/A #310386

CPU unstable after Overclocking motherboard


That’s the huge downside of overclocking. That’s why they advise users before overclocking their system to overclock at your own risk. Also, keep in mind that when you overclock something, it invalidates the warranty of the hardware. That’s why when something broke as a result of overclocking, you won’t be able to get it fixed using the warranty.

You have to pay for all the damages or worse, you might even replace the device with a new one. When your monitor starts to flicker after you overclock your motherboard, it probably hit the built-in video card. I guess, in this case, you have to replace the entire motherboard because of the broken built-in video card.

When your built-in video card gets damaged, your motherboard becomes useless and it can’t be fixed by installing a dedicated PCI or PCI Express video card.

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