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Ok so I just got my gaming computer from Digital Storm. Its the Vanquish Level 4. It has a i5 4670k and a gtx 770. I have been running a program called CCleaner that fixes my registry issues and I just changed my Antivirus to BitDefender. I had just overclocked my 4670k a bit more. It was at 3.4 when I got it and then I brought it up to 4.2. Just last night I brought it to 4.23. When I started my antivirus my computer just stopped. control alt delete didnt work and my power button didn't either. I had to hold my power button for 5 seconds until it shut off. After I started it back up in safe mode, I ran my antivirus and it said it wasn't available. Whats wrong with my new system??
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  1. it's a software issue most likely. uninstall all the recently added programs and go back to the ones you were using before. and dial back on the overclock, 4.0 should be plenty
  2. A link to or a copy of the complete system specs would be good.

    Is your OC stable? You ran a stress test without issue?
  3. laviniuc said:
    it's a software issue most likely. uninstall all the recently added programs and go back to the ones you were using before. and dial back on the overclock, 4.0 should be plenty


    Do you know if CCleaner is a reliable program?
  4. What CPU cooler do you have?
  5. tiny voices said:
    What CPU cooler do you have?


    An H60 Watercooler
  6. What are your temps? The h60 is BARELY as good as a Coolermaster hyper 212 air cooler. I'm pretty sure an H60 is not enough to get a 4670k to 4.2ghz.
  7. tiny voices said:
    What are your temps? The h60 is BARELY as good as a Coolermaster hyper 212 air cooler. I'm pretty sure an H60 is not enough to get a 4670k to 4.2ghz.


    It runs at 30C at idle

    I dont know my temps when running games
  8. Anti virus software uses alot of CPU power and it could have overheated. Try running a game and check the max temps.

    It will ALWAYS run cool at idle because it auto down-clocks. It isn't overclocked just sitting there. Only when it is doing work.
  9. VanquishGaming said:
    laviniuc said:
    it's a software issue most likely. uninstall all the recently added programs and go back to the ones you were using before. and dial back on the overclock, 4.0 should be plenty


    Do you know if CCleaner is a reliable program?


    it is reliable, i use it all the time never had an issue with it.
  10. you might wana change your cpu speed to 4.2ghz(looks like you are not providing enough voltages to cpu). To check temps whle gaming i would suggest to install Asus gpu tweak or MSI afterburner software. Just run them while you are gaming to know the temps you reach when you play.
  11. brarboy said:
    you might wana change your cpu speed to 4.2ghz(looks like you are not providing enough voltages to cpu). To check temps whle gaming i would suggest to install Asus gpu tweak or MSI afterburner software. Just run them while you are gaming to know the temps you reach when you play.


    I use GPU Tweak. How do you make it display in game? And my cpu is already set to 4.23. Why should I change it to 4.2?
  12. VanquishGaming said:
    brarboy said:
    you might wana change your cpu speed to 4.2ghz(looks like you are not providing enough voltages to cpu). To check temps whle gaming i would suggest to install Asus gpu tweak or MSI afterburner software. Just run them while you are gaming to know the temps you reach when you play.


    I use GPU Tweak. How do you make it display in game? And my cpu is already set to 4.23. Why should I change it to 4.2?


    thought you had stability issues after overclocking to 4.23. Anyways about gpu tweak, just run in background. click on Monitor icon to open additional window in gpu tweak which will display temps for you. Let it run background and when you done with game, just have a look at the max temps you got.
  13. how would I bring my overclock back? I have an Asus Z87-C
  14. VanquishGaming said:
    how would I bring my overclock back? I have an Asus Z87-C


    How did you overclock your cpu? Through bios or with asus software?
  15. Yeah but there are things like multiplier and other stuff. I hit auto overclock in my software when I overclock so I dont know the things to change. There is no auto underclock option
  16. VanquishGaming said:
    Yeah but there are things like multiplier and other stuff. I hit auto overclock in my software


    in the bios go to advanced mode and select extreme tweaker tab, there will be option (Cpu Rore Ratio) change it to 'syn all core' and set core limit to 4.1 or 4.2.Then go to Cpu core voltage option and set it to 'Adaptive mode'.
  17. I'll try that. But still why would running an antivirus bring my temps up so high?? I only had the antivirus open.
  18. VanquishGaming said:
    I'll try that. But still why would running an antivirus bring my temps up so high?? I only had the antivirus open.


    antivirus is bit of heavy software which loads cpu at heights also rising the temps which maybe due to settings at auto for cpu voltage. After changing to Adaptive mode just fill the same value of what is shown besides that option in 'Additional turbo mode CPU core voltage' too. Eg(if it says like .976V just put same value in turbo mode too). If there is problem starting up your pc and while working at those settings just change that to like 1.000.
  19. But my computer stopped responding as soon as I opened it. Does two seconds of having antivirus open bring my temps up 50 degrees
  20. VanquishGaming said:
    But my computer stopped responding as soon as I opened it. Does two seconds of having antivirus open bring my temps up 50 degrees


    did you set up the voltages to less than 1.000V?
  21. My Specs

    GPU: Gtx 770

    CPU: i5 4670k

    PSU: Corsair CX 600w

    Multimedia Drive: 1 tb 7200 seagate

    C Drive: 128gb Corsair Neutron

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Case: Corsair Carbine 300r w/side panel window

    Mobo: Asus Z87-C


    My OS seems stable. What test should I run to see if it is?
  22. I dont know the exact voltage but I have seen the input voltage at 1.776 v
  23. VanquishGaming said:
    I dont know the exact voltage but I have seen the input voltage at 1.776 v


    1.776V? :ouch:
    Thats the reason for the increase in temps. Your cpu core voltage maybe put on auto which fluctuates voltages to that high. Just put your voltages of cpu core on adaptive mode in bios from auto and change 'Additional turbo mode CPU core voltage'(you will see this option when you change your cpu core voltage from Auto to Adaptive) from auto to somewhere between .980V or 1.000v.
  24. Sorry, it was actually set to 1.200 volts but my temps are fine. Getting about 45 degrees C while playing a game
  25. Best answer
    VanquishGaming said:
    Sorry, it was actually set to 1.200 volts but my temps are fine. Getting about 45 degrees C while playing a game



    those are nice reading in temps for your pc. I hope everything is solved now for you.
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