I have the following hardware: -
Gigabyte GA-EP45T Extreme Motherboard
OCZ PC3-10666 DDR3 Reaper HPC C9 4x2GB
Nvidia 260 GTX
aswell as 3 HDDs and a branded 800W power supply (cant remember the brand though).
The problem is that when running the pc standard it crashes randomly within games, sometimes as soon as the level loads, others after 4-5 hours of gaming.
I have overclocked the CPU to 3Ghz with the aim of going higher and since this the computer now doesnt crash at all. I have read elsewhere that this motherboard cant have a big drop in the voltages under loads compared with others, could this have caused the crashes????? BTW the voltage is now at 1.36v
If this isnt the case, would anybody have any ideas as to why this would happen??
Have you checked the stability of your system with programs like Prime 95 and OCCT? I recently overclocked my i7 920 to 3.6GHz and tested with 21.5 hours of OCCT and stepped up to 3.7GHz and tested with 17.5 hours of Prime 95 Small FFTs with no errors/warnings. Also, check the temperatures of your CPU with Core Temp, because you have a Kentsfield CPU. Run the program I mentions with small FFTs and let us know the temps.