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PC didn't boot when I overclocked my Ram .

So today morning , I overclocked my pentium e5400 from 2.7 GHz to 3.4 GHz . After doing that , I noticed that my ram's frequency had also increased to 412 . There was another option to increase it to like 500. So I selected that too. But after restarting , the Pc wouldn't boot. I tried many times but it just wouldnt. Therefore I unplugged the power cable and after waiting some time replugged it. This time the computer booted but all bios settings got reset. So I just want to know why wasn't the computer booting?
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  1. I don't know for sure what it was, but this has happened to me when overclocking ram and it causes the motherboard to become unstable, and your computer will not boot. A definite way to fix the issue if it ever happens again is by resetting your CMOS, either by shorting your motherboard with a jumper (a kitchen knife or screwdriver work as well), or by removing the CMOS battery entirely. Each motherboard is different, so consult your motherboard manual.
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  2. lewis02 said:
    I don't know for sure what it was, but this has happened to me when overclocking ram and it causes the motherboard to become unstable, and your computer will not boot. A definite way to fix the issue if it ever happens again is by resetting your CMOS, either by shorting your motherboard with a jumper (a kitchen knife or screwdriver work as well), or by removing the CMOS battery entirely. Each motherboard is different, so consult your motherboard manual.


    i am gonna be overclocking my processor and ram again. how can i make sure this does not happen again?
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    On those old systems it is better to down clock the ram to as close to it's normal speed as possible. This way you will still have the cpu overclock and it will run.

    So overclock the cpu then dial the ram back.
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  4. urbancamper said:
    On those old systems it is better to down clock the ram to as close to it's normal speed as possible. This way you will still have the cpu overclock and it will run.

    So overclock the cpu then dial the ram back.


    Thanks for the advice.I am gonna keep the ram as close to stock as possible.
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  5. rieraliverpool77.yadav said:
    lewis02 said:
    I don't know for sure what it was, but this has happened to me when overclocking ram and it causes the motherboard to become unstable, and your computer will not boot. A definite way to fix the issue if it ever happens again is by resetting your CMOS, either by shorting your motherboard with a jumper (a kitchen knife or screwdriver work as well), or by removing the CMOS battery entirely. Each motherboard is different, so consult your motherboard manual.


    i am gonna be overclocking my processor and ram again. how can i make sure this does not happen again?

    You can't really stop it from happening, for me it only happens when I try to overclock my ram to 2933 mhz, so I just avoid doing that. It's never happened to me when overclocking cpu, but that doesn't mean it will be the same for you.

    Edit: There's probably a rule against bumping old threads. Oops :/
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