[SOLVED] Overclocking ram kills cpu

jacob.jolliff23

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so i was Messing around with the ram MHz trying to overclock it and when it shutdown it wouldn't post or load anything. i have a ryzen 5 3600x, viper ram, and a b450 tomahawk motherboard with some led indicators on it. the LED's light up for the CPU
 

RodroX

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Unplug the PC from the wall power outlet, take off the CMOS battery for atleast 5 mins and press the power button a few times (Yes the PC wont start, I know that).

After that try to shorcut the COMS pins again but keep the short for at least 10 seconds.

Now put back the battery, plug the PC and see if it works.

You can also try to take out the RAM and put it in a diferent slot (if it was a kit of 2 sticks of RAM, you could simple take one out).

Good luck
 
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so i was Messing around with the ram MHz trying to overclock it and when it shutdown it wouldn't post or load anything. i have a ryzen 5 3600x, viper ram, and a b450 tomahawk motherboard with some led indicators on it. the LED's light up for the CPU
Clear the CMOS by shorting the two pins on the motherboard labeled CLR_CMOS or something like that and disconnect power just in case you shorted the wrong one
Edit: i just realized CountMike said the same thing :)
 

RodroX

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Unplug the PC from the wall power outlet, take off the CMOS battery for atleast 5 mins and press the power button a few times (Yes the PC wont start, I know that).

After that try to shorcut the COMS pins again but keep the short for at least 10 seconds.

Now put back the battery, plug the PC and see if it works.

You can also try to take out the RAM and put it in a diferent slot (if it was a kit of 2 sticks of RAM, you could simple take one out).

Good luck
 

jacob.jolliff23

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Nov 4, 2017
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Unplug the PC from the wall power outlet, take off the CMOS battery for atleast 5 mins and press the power button a few times (Yes the PC wont start, I know that).

After that try to shorcut the COMS pins again but keep the short for at least 10 seconds.

Now put back the battery, plug the PC and see if it works.

You can also try to take out the RAM and put it in a diferent slot (if it was a kit of 2 sticks of RAM, you could simple take one out).

Good luck
Thanks man, thats twice that i have had problems caused by the cmos on one of my computers and couldn't figure it out. i was worried i would have to take the cpu out and take it back with the warranty i have one it. i did remove the battery but i don't remember if i had jumped it or not but i didn't do the power button thing either
 
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RodroX

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Thanks man, thats twice that i have had problems caused by the cmos on one of my computers and couldn't figure it out. i was worried i would have to take the cpu out and take it back with the warranty i have one it. i did remove the battery but i don't remember if i had jumped it or not but i didn't do the power button thing either
Glad it help, I just wrote a longer version of what CountMike said.
 

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