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What do you do when you overclock so far you can’t get back in to your overclocking software?

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You'd clear the CMOS and start over in most cases. 

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What were you overclocking?


Presumably a gpu, if so try safe mode and uninstall the software, including any profiles.

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I was over locking an old 4870 on Mai afterburner. I can try deleting the software but I had saved it to the gpu.

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17 hours ago, Aiden n said:

Ok thanks. How do I clear the CMOS


If you don't even know stuff this basic, don't mess with overclocking.

Friends don't let friends use Userbenchmark. Ban the term "bottleneck." Corps aren't your friends. If the PC does what you need it to do well enough, it's good enough. Don't build the "best" system, build the system that makes you happy. 


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I figured it out. I had to use my other gpu and turn off the windows symbol so that the overclock wouldn’t load when windows turned on so that I could lower the overclock.

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