CPU causing PC to crash(?)

Two Christmas' ago I build my first PC. I have an AMD Phenom II x4 975 (3.6 Ghz) After the first little bit it started to crash. The crash would be everything would be fine to a loud noise and screen tearing/artifacts. Also all programs crashing. I messed with my CPU settings a whole bunch at it fixed itself. Around last week it started happening again. Some days I can fix it, some days I can't. All I do is drop my Voltage, multiplier to 17 (3.4 Ghz), and HT to 8. If anyone could help me that would be great.
Thanks!
4 answers Last reply
More about cpu causing crash
  1. I need all your system specs in order for me to help
  2. Motherboard: M5A97
    RAM: 8 GB G Skil. Sniper RAM
    Video Card: Radeon HD 6770 (XFX)
    PSU: Raidmax 530
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975
  3. Your Board is AM3+ while your cpu is AM3
  4. They are compatible though. AM3 and AM3+ are backwards compatible.
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Crash CPUs