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December 3, 2010 12:04:26 PM

I am having a problem with freezing in game.
This is my first build and I am fairly new at overclocking. I have been running a i7 920 at 3.8ghz for about 6 months on a liquid cooled system with no problems until recently. My temps run at 22-34c at idle and under 64c at anytime under load depending on ambient temps. Passes testing with intel burn test at max, mem test, and evga OC scanner video test, sisoft sandra, and OCCT.
Bios: cpu clock 19x
host freq 200
mem 2:8 @ 1603
Timings 8 8 8 24 1t
voltages dimm 1.65
CPU Vcore 1.4265
qpi pll vcore 1.3
Processor: i7 920
MB evga x58 e757
Video evga gtx 280
Mem OCZ 1600 gold
HD 150 valociraptor
640 wd black cavier
OS windows7

Any ideas on why I would be having a freezing problem in game? Everything else runs fine. Game freezes computer 1 to 30 mins into gameplay and I have to cold boot the system. I have been told maybe it could be the memory I'm using.

Any help would be appreciated.


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December 3, 2010 12:37:25 PM

Whats the power supply and it's specs? And is your ram rated to run 1t? Sometimes the stability/benches miss things, I had problems with a few computers in the past with freezing in games. Most of the time it turns out to be improperly setup ram, or the motherboard is having a hard time at the speed the ram is running.
December 3, 2010 1:05:51 PM

I have a 850w abs Dark Beret power supply. I dropped the cpu clock multiplyer to 19x and raised the host freq to 200, set the mem freq to 2:8 to give me 1603 on my ram. this is as close as I can get to the 1600 rating on my ram. I have heard there are other sticks of ram that work better with overclocking ie. crucial tracer etc. OZC says to run a 8 8 8 24 1t timing.
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December 3, 2010 1:07:31 PM

My system:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.67GHz OC @ 3.8Ghz

EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA e-GeForce GTX280 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) OCZ3G1600LV6GK

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5\" Internal Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5\" Internal Hard Drive

ABS DARK BERET series DB850-M-BRZ 850W


CUSTOM LIQUID COOLING CPU, Northbridge/Southbridge, GPU water blocks w/ two 240 radiators, 4 120 fans, 3/8” tubing