Originally Posted by MBrown
I am trying to get to the bottom of my locking up issues. I've been trying to get my CPU back down to stock settings, but each time I set it back in the BIOS it reverts back to my OC settings when it restarts. I cleared the CMOS and that didn't work. I have the Asus Turbo V utility installed for my OC and I think that is causing my problem, but it was my understanding that what ever you do in the BIOS it changes what you have done with the Turbo V software. Any suggestions on what to do to get it to stay at stock settings.
BTW please chime in here to help me figure out what my locking up issue is.
Curious -- Which processor? How high was it volted? Did it have EIST/C1E/HT/ etc. enabled? What was the overclock speed setting under load?
Check to see that the turbo switch on the mobo is turned off. [I assume at this point you made notes or UEFI "screenshots" of your BIOS settings].
See if you can't reset the machine within the Turbo V to stock settings -- within the software.
Next step: see if there is a saved "profile" of settings in a file. Delete the file, move it and/or rename it.
Try editing the BIOS again. Or reset the BIOS -- first with jumper and test, and then with the wafer-battery if necessary.
Then re-enter your BIOS settings manually or use the TPU and OC Tuner to get an initial OC setting, after which trim the VCORE and stress-test. If you are resetting to stock base and turbo ratios, set vcore to auto and stress-test briefer intervals if it seems stable and everything is working.
I only offer this because I get drawn into these discussions, and I'd seen some or all of your symptoms related to the interaction of the software and other firmware issues I have seen myself. See Motherboard P8Z68-V Pro User Guide, page 2-16, "4. TPU Switch" and bulleted notes.