Overclock won't stick

Kyle_James

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So far a long time I have had my motherboard and 6850 K overclocked to 4. 2 gigahertz with the ram running at 3200 megahertz, I have had no issues and windows would show the overclock. the other day I had a Windows update in a few things happened that I would call A Perfect Storm. now whenever I try to overclocked the system it allows me to do it within the BIOS but it does not save the 4. 2 gigahertz overclock, and I am fully sure that the chip does that without any issues because I have been running it like that for a long time
Cpuz now shows a 38x multiplier and the chip runs at 3.8ghz on it's own and the task manager shows 3.6 GHz

I have no clue what to do, I have reset the BIOS to factory, change the CMOS battery, used a screwdriver and touched the pins to reset to stock and all that goes smoothly, but when I go back in and go to XMP and set a 42 multiplier hit f10 and boot, it just doesn't stay. If I log back into the BIOS it shows its target goal of 4.2 but in ezmode it only shows 3.4 the base speed with 2133 on the ram

I can't for the life of me figure out why this happened. The board has been running a solid 4.2 for over a year now
I reloaded windows last night and tried a few other things, anyone have any clue why this may have happened?


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