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June 30, 2013 12:23:12 AM

So this is my first build and I overclocked my CPU to 4.6ghz and windows runs fine until I start gaming then bsod and I don't know what it could be. any help would be appreciated. I have the MSI Z87 GD65 gaming mobo an i5 4670k +GTX680 4gb + 8gb 1333 ram + 900watt PSU+ corsair h90 cpu cooler

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June 30, 2013 12:26:07 AM

Well then that overclock is not stable, have you tested it? With Prima95 i.e? HAve you followed a tutorial to overclock or just randomly adjusted values?
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June 30, 2013 12:29:18 AM

I had this issue a long time ago with the original Bioshock game. Everything was running fine, but in gaming you could count on a BSOD. Turned out, at least in that particular case, for some reason the memory I was using needed a little extra voltage to 1.65 V instead of the 1.5 V listed on the label. If you can, try bumping up your ram voltage (don't go over 1.65V, I think that's the limit on these haswell chips, I'm not certain so do some homework on that) or swap the memory (maybe try at least 1600 Mhz with that Haswell chip, I think they are good for up to 2133 MHz if I remember right?)
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June 30, 2013 12:58:24 AM

cain2219 said:
So this is my first build and I overclocked my CPU to 4.6ghz and windows runs fine until I start gaming then bsod and I don't know what it could be. any help would be appreciated. I have the MSI Z87 GD65 gaming mobo an i5 4670k +GTX680 4gb + 8gb 1333 ram + 900watt PSU+ corsair h90 cpu cooler


Your overclock is not stable. You need to test it with Intel Burn Test and Prime95 overnight at least.
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June 30, 2013 1:01:36 AM

Run the computer stock speeds and play your games and see if you get bsods. then you know the oc is unstable and not other problems.
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