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# 38488 30-Jul-2009 16:10
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Yesterday, I got bored and decided to try and overclock my CPU using a program (Easy Tune 6) that had come with my motherboard. Stupidly, I didn't read up on it first. Using the program, I overclock my Intel Core 2 Dup from 3.00-3.6ghz. After restarting, it won't load. The computer gets to the screen of "There was a hardware error etc... Insert Windows disk and click repair my computer." It comes with 4 options, start in safe mode etc, but the one highlighted is start windows normally. I cannot move it off this option because at this stage my keyboard stops working. I also tried "Boot from..." But cannot move the highlight down to disk- the same problem.

Have I fried my CPU or what? I'm really worried and any help would be awesome. Thanks.

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  # 240633 30-Jul-2009 16:21
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Try and get into the BIOS on startup, then do a reset to factory defaults.

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  # 240684 30-Jul-2009 17:52
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USB keyboard ? If so, get a PS2 one and you'll probably find you can select the other boot options.
But otherwise, yup, get into the BIOS and reset to safe defaults...




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  # 240705 30-Jul-2009 18:53
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Thanks so much for your help guys! I managed to reset it AND PROBLEM SOLVED!

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