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CPU causing PC to crash(?)

Last response: in CPUs
August 7, 2013 9:32:52 PM

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.

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August 7, 2013 11:13:07 PM

I need all your system specs in order for me to help
August 8, 2013 1:32:02 PM

Motherboard: M5A97
RAM: 8 GB G Skil. Sniper RAM
Video Card: Radeon HD 6770 (XFX)
PSU: Raidmax 530
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975
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August 8, 2013 1:36:04 PM

Your Board is AM3+ while your cpu is AM3
August 8, 2013 3:54:05 PM

They are compatible though. AM3 and AM3+ are backwards compatible.