Can't turn back the (FSB) clock

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Can't turn back the (FSB) clock

Postposted on Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:55 pm

I'll finally be retiring my E8400, 9600 GT. He'll serve out the rest of his time doing light duty at a family member's house. I have a problem, however. A little while ago I upped the FSB base clock from 333 MHz (x9 = 3 GHz) to 400 MHz (x9 = 3.6 GHz). When I went into the BIOS to return things to stock speeds for lower power/heat, I found 400 MHz was the lowest it would now go. Hitting the minus key just rolled over to 800 MHz base clock (and its absurd CPU speed of 7.2 GHz). My board evidently got a taste of true power, and now doesn't want to relinquish it.

The board is an MSI P45 Neo. Google searching only turns up people dissatisfied with their overclocking numbers. Has anyone experienced this problem? If it would cause a lot of trouble to try and fix, should I just let it be? My NewEgg tech level is fairly low, so I apologize if this is a simple fix.
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Re: Can't turn back the (FSB) clock

Postposted on Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:59 pm

Find your mobo manual and do whatever it says for a CMOS reset. That'll force the original default parameters back into the BIOS.
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Re: Can't turn back the (FSB) clock

Postposted on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:00 am

Do you need to change the memory to bus clock ratio at the same time?
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Re: Can't turn back the (FSB) clock

Postposted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:04 am

Well I attempted messing around with the memory to bus ratio, but no dice. Will attempt a CMOS reset next.
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