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  1. #1
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    ASUS Z77 Sabertooth - PC restarts with new BIOS

    I was wondering if anyone here was using ASUS Z77 Sabertooth with the newest BIOS? I had this PC for a while now without any issues, lock ups, BSODs, freezes, etc. Once I upgrade my BIOS to any version above 1403 - my PC begins to restart during heavy CPU usage and I get a BIOS message that my CPU overheated after a reboot. I do have stock-cooled Intel i7 3770 3.4Ghz @ 4.3Ghz, but it works fine with older BIOS and overheats with the newer BIOS. Is that likely to just be a BIOS issue or a CPU issue? Prime95 shows no errors with either BIOS, but with the newer one PC just restarts during Prime95 usage.

    I also disabled all fan controls in BIOS to force maximum fan speed at all times since I only use stock cooling.

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      • Asus Z87 Deluxe
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      • Latest Beta
      • Chipset:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4770k
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4.5Ghz
      • CPU Cooler:
      • D-Tek FuZioN
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      • 2x4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2
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      • 2400Mhz
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      • 1300/1800
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      • Silverstone 1000W
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    LOL stock cooling...

    Flash, clear CMOS, power up, load optimized BIOS defaults, F10 reboot. Don't load your saved o/c profile from an older BIOS version. If that doesn't help, flash back to the previous BIOS.

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    Senior Onion
    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
      • Chipset:
      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 1200Mhz / 7600Mhz
      • Sound Card:
      • ASUS Xonar DGX (UNi)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Gold AX850
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    Quote Originally posted by QuadDamage View Post
    LOL stock cooling...

    Flash, clear CMOS, power up, load optimized BIOS defaults, F10 reboot. Don't load your saved o/c profile from an older BIOS version. If that doesn't help, flash back to the previous BIOS.
    I did all that and now back with BIOS 1403 that works like a charm. Not fixing it again since it ain't broke! Stock cooling rocks BTW. I think I saw in the new BIOS release notes something like "CPU will no longer work well when you overclock the hell out of it".

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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
      • Chipset:
      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
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      • 1200Mhz / 7600Mhz
      • Sound Card:
      • ASUS Xonar DGX (UNi)
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      • Corsair Gold AX850
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    Is there a basic water-cooling or HSF system out there I can buy to fit on my CPU? Some of them won't fit in my case. I had to lower clocks to 4100Mhz to be stable... WTF is that? Why was it working fine at 4300Mhz for 6 months? I keep my case clean too, so it isn't dust...

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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
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      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
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      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
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      • Corsair Gold AX850
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    Would upping voltage with stock HSF be safe? 1.1v maybe?

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      • CPU:
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      • 4.5
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      • Hyper 212 Evo
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance 16 gb's
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      • 1600
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    Quote Originally posted by Brat Gvidon View Post
    Would upping voltage with stock HSF be safe? 1.1v maybe?
    What temps are you at?

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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
      • Chipset:
      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 1200Mhz / 7600Mhz
      • Sound Card:
      • ASUS Xonar DGX (UNi)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Gold AX850
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 256Gb SSD, 750Gb HDD
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      • LG WH12LS39 12x BD-RW
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    Quote Originally posted by tinomen View Post
    What temps are you at?
    F*ck knows... Which light weight monitoring software can I try?

    --- Post Update ---

    Core Temp shows that 3 out of 4 cores at 3900Mhz reach 105C in a minute of Prime95 testing..., and the last core is 95C... I think I need to re-seat the HSF because my temps were never that high at 4300Mhz originally...

    I also need a new HSF - please recommend - don't care how much $, just the best one, not water-cooling though.

    --- Post Update ---

    I re-seated the HSF and now it doesn't go over 100C at 3900Mhz, which is barely OK, but at least does not cross Tj. Max of 105C.

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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
      • Chipset:
      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 1200Mhz / 7600Mhz
      • Sound Card:
      • ASUS Xonar DGX (UNi)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Gold AX850
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 256Gb SSD, 750Gb HDD
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      • LG WH12LS39 12x BD-RW
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    After installing Hyper 212 EVO and replacing the TIM, the temperature was less than 73C after 24 hours of Prime95. That, however, did not solve the reboot/restart issue. Very odd - I can't find anyone else with the same issue. Oh well, nothing wrong with 1403 BIOS.
    Last edited by Brat Gvidon; November 8, 2012 at 15:21.

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    Quote Originally posted by Brat Gvidon View Post
    After installing Hyper 212 EVO and replacing the TIM, the temperature was less than 73C after 24 hours of Prime95. That, however, did not solve the reboot/restart issue. Very odd - I can't find anyone else with the same issue. Oh well, nothing wrong with 1403 BIOS.
    Just proves what others have told you that stock cooling isn't designed for overclocked cpu's.

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    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • 2104 + Updated OROMs
      • Chipset:
      • Intel Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • 4600Mhz @ 1.225v
      • CPU Cooler:
      • CM Hyper 212 EVO
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair Vengeance
      • Memory Speed:
      • 2200Mhz @ CL=11 CR=1T
      • Video Card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 1200Mhz / 7600Mhz
      • Sound Card:
      • ASUS Xonar DGX (UNi)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Gold AX850
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 256Gb SSD, 750Gb HDD
      • Optical Drives:
      • LG WH12LS39 12x BD-RW
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

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    Quote Originally posted by bigbloke View Post
    Just proves what others have told you that stock cooling isn't designed for overclocked cpu's.
    Did you read what you quoted? I said Hyper 212 EVO lowered temps dramatically, but that did NOT fix my restart problem with 1616 BIOS. It has nothing to do with overclocking and/or cooling.

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