Greetings, Iím new to the forum and looking forward to learning as much as I can about ASUS products and overclocking. Iím as green as they come and hope that some of the great forum members will be so kind and help me with my first build.
Iím having problems with the unit overclocking. To be specific, it will not overclock at all, not even a hair. I attempted to use the AI SUITE II software and the (EZ overclock in the UEFI) and after the initial failure, I attempted the manual over clock switch on the board; no change.
When attempting the overclock, the unit will shut down, begin to restart, and shut back down within several seconds (approximately 6 seconds each cycle). This will take place for several cycles. I stopped the process after 16 cycles or so in fear that damage may be done. Again, it does not matter which method I choose.
Some things that Iíve done were run memtest86, (OK) check connections, and re seated the memory. Same issue occurs.
Note, following one of the O.C. guides posted regarding non ROG boards, I attempted setting changes in AI Tweaker (manual, and XMP) mild changes. Interestingly enough the changes will take effect, say 4.4 overclock, but as soon as I run PRIME95, the process halts, with error warnings across the cores, process terminated, or a BSOD.
Iíd like to start from scratch and attempt it again with the forum advice.
Interesting fact, the computer will run fine, boot fine, and do well with the torture test for hours under normal settings only. Iíd really like to know what component or combination of components may be causing the problem if possible?
Hereís a list of items in the system.
Thanks for any help or recommended searches.
1. Intel Core i7-2600K
2. ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 (BIOS 3202)
3. Samsung 830 series MZ7PC256D/AM 256GB SATA III
4. CORSAIR VENGEANCE (2X4GB)PC3 12800CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B (X2)
5. ANTEC KULER H2O 920
6. MSI N560GTX-560Ti 448 TWIN FROZR III SLI CONFIG (X2)
7. HT OMEGA Eclario 7.1 PCI EXPRESS x 1 SOUND CARD
8. PLEXTOR PX-L871A Super Multi Drive
9. ENERMAX MAXREVO EMR 1350EWT 1350W
ē Corsair 600T case.
ē Seagate 1.5 TB storage drive.
ē Windows 7 Ultimate 64.