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AI overclocking BSOD

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After upgrading case for better cooling, mobo, ram and SSD I decided to enable AI overclocking through BIOS and ram is on XMP1 profile. 

I was able to run it for about 1 week with no issues then started up to a BSOD. Disabled AI overclock and am able to boot normally. Attempting to enable again only gets BSOD. 

No idea why out of the blue it is crashing. While investigating I noticed in Armoury Crate that it still thinks I have a Z690 mobo installed but in BIOS it shows correctly and it didn’t seem to make a difference when it was working for the 1 week. 

PC Specs - i9-13900k, Asus Z790-E Gaming Wifi II mobo, Corsair DDR5-6400mhz 2x32gb ram for Crucial T700 2TB PCIE5 SSD for C drive, Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PCIE4 SSD for D drive, EVGA GT1300 1300W PSU, EVGA Nvidia RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming, Corsair H150i Elite Capellix XT LCD AIO cooler, Corsair 7000X case. 

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 


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Hi @104th_Money 

Clear the CMOS and let the system profile the cooler once again before reenabling AI OC. Use a stress test such as CR20 as per the instructions within the UEFI.

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Thank for taking the time to reply. I will try that when I get home from work and see if that solves the problem. 

So CMOS reset did not work. As Soon as I turned on AI overclock and attempted to boot I got another BSOD. 

Did you activate AI OC directly after clearing the CMOS?

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

After clearing CMOS it booted directly into BIOS and I turned AI overclocking on at that time. 

Check out the AI OC instructions available in the UEFI.

You can find them on the top toolbar.



As already mentioned, profile the cooler before enabling AI OC by entering the OS and running a benchmark such as Cinebench or your preferred stress test.

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Sorry for taking so long to get back to this subject. I tried doing that again and it still did not work but I was able to successfully OC through AI Suites 3 with no issues so far. Current clocks on i9-13900k pushed up all e-cores to 4.6 and p-cores vary between 5.8 and 6.1 on all cores with temps averaging 55c during heavy gaming. These numbers were pretty much exactly the OC amount I was looking to achieve. Thanks for the help.