Why does my computer keep freezing while playing games?

Hey so as the title suggests my computer keeps freezing whilst playing games such as Arma and battlefield 3 and im trying to figure out why. Here are my specs:

Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Overclock: 25%
Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition Overclock: 10%
8 GB DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Win 7 64
DX11


Here is what i have tried so far to fix this problem:
- Virus scan
- Malware scan
- Registry clean
- Hardware test
- validating game cache on steam
- reset computer to factory settings

If anymore info is needed please ask. Thanks!
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  1. DX...7?

    DirectX 7?
  2. peanutreaper486 said:
    DX...7?

    DirectX 7?


    sorry no its direct x 11
  3. undo overclock.
  4. whitty1001 said:
    peanutreaper486 said:
    DX...7?

    DirectX 7?


    Yes


    from 13 years ago?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_7
  5. rgd1101 said:
    whitty1001 said:
    peanutreaper486 said:
    DX...7?

    DirectX 7?


    Yes


    from 13 years ago?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_7


    Sorry i just checked and its DX11 I have now changed this.
  6. are you carrying out a backup whilst gaming?
  7. 13thmonkey said:
    are you carrying out a backup whilst gaming?


    A Backup?
  8. Your overclock may not really be stable. What about PSU? Lower you overclock and see if it makes a difference.
  9. ss202sl said:
    Your overclock may not really be stable. What about PSU? Lower you overclock and see if it makes a difference.


    Hey well my PSU is a corsair tx 650w and i have tried to remove overclock but the game still crashes. Do you know of anyway to check if hardware is working properly in a more thorough way?
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