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Fixing "System boot failures because of overclocking" ?

Has anyone ever fixed this issue and overclocked their cpu's normally?
I have FX 6300 with an GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard. I am unsure of why this is happening but I have tried almost every combination of overclocking from 3.5ghz to 4.5ghz. I just can't seem to oc.

EDIT: My BIOS would say experienced boot failures because of overclocking. Also here's my full specs:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
MOBO: GA-78LMT-USB3
GPU: EVGA GTX 960
RAM: 32gb Corsair vengeance pro 1600 mhz
PSU: EVGA 80+ 500w
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  1. So every attempt to overclock would result in the system not being able to boot? Can you list your full specs please?
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  2. SgtScream said:
    So every attempt to overclock would result in the system not being able to boot? Can you list your full specs please?


    Yeah, it's updated now. But yeah I tried every overclocking attempt.
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  3. How are you overclocking it?
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  4. SgtScream said:
    How are you overclocking it?

    The only thing I'm overclocking is my CPU. So, whenever I overclock through the BIOS, that message displays on the BIOS.
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  5. What I meant was, please describe how you overclock in the bios.
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  6. SgtScream said:
    What I meant was, please describe how you overclock in the bios.


    Oh, ok lol sorry I didn't understand. I tried overclocking to 4.0ghz with 1.39 or 1.42 volts, I turn off all the power saving feature and trubo boost off and have my ram set at a speed of 1600mhz with timings of 9-9-9-27(Only ram overclock works). This as expected does not work. However, even when trying to overclock at 3.6ghz it still does not accept it. I think it's either my CPU or the MOBO, with a slight chance it might by the PSU as well.
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  7. Bump up the voltage to 1.5 volts just to see if you can reach 4ghz stable. You should be able to OC higher than 4 at that voltage, but if that doesn't work then i'd try another power supply.
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  8. SgtScream said:
    Bump up the voltage to 1.5 volts just to see if you can reach 4ghz stable. You should be able to OC higher than 4 at that voltage, but if that doesn't work then i'd try another power supply.

    Hi, so the initial bootup after the overclock works, however after shutting down and rebooting it displays the message i am talking about. I might try reinstalling the BIOS version to see if that works, if not ill try another psu i guess or just upgrade the PC entirely.
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  9. Can you post a picture of the message?
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  10. Normally motherboards around that price range of yours are not the best overclockers. what you could try is update the bios with the lasts version available, instead of just reinstalling the stock bios or whatever version you are currently on. This can maybe fix some issues that came with the original bios version. I would be hard pressed if it was your psu causing the issue because it seems sufficient enough for your build, but I could be wrong. And yes, can you please get a screen cap of the error message if possible?
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  11. SgtScream said:
    Can you post a picture of the message?


    colelouiscloud said:
    Normally motherboards around that price range of yours are not the best overclockers. what you could try is update the bios with the lasts version available, instead of just reinstalling the stock bios or whatever version you are currently on. This can maybe fix some issues that came with the original bios version. I would be hard pressed if it was your psu causing the issue because it seems sufficient enough for your build, but I could be wrong. And yes, can you please get a screen cap of the error message if possible?


    To your BIOS question, I am running the latest one, which is version F2, should I try qflashing it again? or downgrading it from F2 to F1. Cooling should not be a problem since I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED with the AMD stock fan cooling the VRMs. Here's my pic:
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  12. You could try just reflashing the latest bios update. If that doesn't work, then try reverting the bios to the original version. Your cpu and motherboard just might not be built for solid overclocking. Not all silicon is created equal you know. VRM's on motherboards in that price range usually are not built for solid overclocking. Maybe a little, but not for much.
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    You tried an insane amount of voltage at a reasonable multiplier and even then the computer would not boot. My next step (if I were you) would be to try a another power supply to see if the system is getting adequate power. Sure it appears you have enough wattage to complete the job, but that power supply might be old and they tend to degrade over time. The PSU may also be faulty. So again if I were you, I would run out to a local hardware store and pick up a 600w power supply for testing. If the issue replicates and you don't end up needing the temporary test power supply, you can make use of the return policy. If the issue isn't with the power supply then that leaves only one other option, the motherboard.
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  14. colelouiscloud said:
    You could try just reflashing the latest bios update. If that doesn't work, then try reverting the bios to the original version. Your cpu and motherboard just might not be built for solid overclocking. Not all silicon is created equal you know. VRM's on motherboards in that price range usually are not built for solid overclocking. Maybe a little, but not for much.


    Yeah even a slight overclock at 3.6ghz it doesn't work. So yeah I'll reflash or downgrade.
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  15. I'll reflash or downgrade and try a new PSU. I''ll come back and let you guys know if it worked. Thank You guys.
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  16. SgtScream said:
    You tried an insane amount of voltage at a reasonable multiplier and even then the computer would not boot. My next step (if I were you) would be to try a another power supply to see if the system is getting adequate power. Sure it appears you have enough wattage to complete the job, but that power supply might be old and they tend to degrade over time. The PSU may also be faulty. So again if I were you, I would run out to a local hardware store and pick up a 600w power supply for testing. If the issue replicates and you don't end up needing the temporary test power supply, you can make use of the return policy. If the issue isn't with the power supply then that leaves only one other option, the motherboard.


    I never thought of the psu potentially being degraded. I suppose that could be the case. Because capacitors that act as resivors for current can degrade and not hold their original capacity.
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  17. Appreciate the feedback, for now I'm just gonna wait to upgrade my PC with a 750w PSU and Ryzen and a GTX 1060 6gb
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  18. Did you confirm the power supply fixed the problem?
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  19. SgtScream said:
    Did you confirm the power supply fixed the problem?

    Yes, the power supply was the problem. I asked a friend of mine for his PSU which was conveniently a 600w, switched it with mine tried overclocking, and it worked like a charm. I'm guessing either the PSU can't distribute enough power, or the capacitors are damaged. Well thanks for the help.
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  20. Akuman1 said:
    SgtScream said:
    Did you confirm the power supply fixed the problem?

    Yes, the power supply was the problem. I asked a friend of mine for his PSU which was conveniently a 600w, switched it with mine tried overclocking, and it worked like a charm. I'm guessing either the PSU can't distribute enough power, or the capacitors are damaged. Well thanks for the help.

    Yeah. I was wrong. A system like that would use at least 420W of power and probably leaving very little room for overclocking, especially how heat seems to dissipate some power in the psu. So the PSU was probably degraded, but a psu like that is probably not made for overclocking in the first place.
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