Re: Can't overclock CPU since having 8800GTX!
I started to overclock again just now (it will work with 1 HDD disconnected). Since I bought my new Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme, temps have been about 15c lower than when I had my Zalman 9500. So I set the CPU to 3.15GHz and 1.35V. I do 4xPrime95 as usual, and the comp freezes like it sometimes does if not stable...
But now it won't boot at all. Everything powers up but no POST beep. Taking battery out for 5 mins doesn't help nor does using the CMOS jumper. Have I fried my CPU?
1.35V hardly seems like enough to cause it to just die.. also temps while it WAS doing prime95 for about 30 seconds were still far lower than when I had my Zalman 9500.
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