Overclock error (HELP!)

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
April 4, 2011 at 01:58:12
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.81 GHz / 1.5GB
overclocking error

I got a problem when I tried to overclock my amd sempron 3000+, it worked but on the loading screen of win xp (the one with the loading bar and window's logo) then after it finished loading it shows up the BSOD then restarts immediately and after that it repeats. I went to the BIOS settings again and changed it to defaults but it still cant open....need help pls!

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April 4, 2011 at 05:45:22
It is best when you have an overclock problem (incorrect settings, or just pushing it a little too far) to clear your CMOS, THEN reset to defaults. Look up in your manual for the method for your board, but it typically is UNPLUG the computer first, then move a jumper or press a button, or failing those, remove the onboard 'coin' battery, press the on button, and replace the jumper or reinstall the battery. Then reset the defaults again.
I am not as familiar with AMD personally, but if you need help with your settings, post all of your system specs and what you have already tried. There are many who can help with specifics. It is possible that you were on the right track, but forgot to lock something else down like PCIe freq. or RAM multiplier/ratio and that just climbed out of the reasonable range.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 4, 2011 at 06:48:05
I tried to clear the CMOS and set it to defaults but BSOD still comes up and reboots my pc. I tried the ultimate boot cd and I managed to get into my files, its complete. so is my CPU overheated?....

btw what is a jumper?? :D

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April 4, 2011 at 06:52:54
btw here is the specs:
AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.8MHz
1.5MB Ram
Windows XP
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies v. 6.00 PG

Board: nForce4 DDR: 8NPA7I / 8NPAI SERIES

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April 4, 2011 at 15:31:50
To overclock, you need to lower the RAM frequency, lower the HT multiplier, disable all Spread Spectrum settings, lock the PCI & PCI-express at their defaults, then raise the CPU reference clock. You may also need to increase the CPU voltage.

Is that how you went about it?

BTW, your board is an Epox EP-8NPA7I & your should be running DDR400 RAM. The BIOS info you supplied is irrelevant.

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April 5, 2011 at 02:15:43
yup its what I did....I don't know what happened...but what I did with the cpu reference clock from 200 - 250 :).....but I lowered it to default and the problem came out

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