Computer freezes up completely during gaming (OCed, Win8 build)

My computer has Windows 8 Basic, an Intel i5-3570k OCed at 4.2Ghz, 1000watts powersupply, 2 radeon 7950 graphics cards (crossfire, OCed to 1500Mhz), 16gb DDR3 memory, and a 1TB hard drive. For a while I could play games like DmC, the HL1 and HL2 games, Bioshock Infinite, but ever since I've been playing Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 (which I uninstalled for the following reason) my computer has been freezing 10 minutes into pretty much any game. No BSOD, just a straight-up freeze.
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  1. I also play on my tv using HDMI. Trying to experiment and play on my monitor instead just in case it's the fault of the TV.
  2. :( i tried and it crashed again


    Don't...

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  3. Have you tried reducing the overclock on your GPU's? I would start by returning them to the stock clocks and then running a benchmark and even play some games. If the problem persists you can start looking at other causes but I had a similar issue when trying to overclock my single 7950 too high without enough stability testing.
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