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Freezing from Overclock?

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April 30, 2010 8:48:49 PM

Hi all:

My system specs are listed below. Long story short: I decided to try overclocking my computer. It was not a stable overclock, and I decided to just revert, so I did a bios reset. However, after the reset, it is periodically freezing, and blue screened once or twice. I did not have these issues prior. The OC was not extreme, all I did was turn on the easy OC (I think it did it to around 3.6ish). I bumped up the voltages a bit (I tried it before, and knew that its stock voltages were not enough for the Easy OC). I put the core voltage up to 1.45v. I'm not really sure why the bios reset (I've done it several times, both via the reset button, and via the load defaults) has not solved this problem. It was not overheating.

Any ideas?


Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860
EVGA P55 FTW SLI 132-LF-E657-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Windows 7 pro x64
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8
Corsair H50 CPU cooler
2 x 9800gtx (SLI)
Corsair 750w power supply

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April 30, 2010 9:41:56 PM

Don't assume the problem is hardware. When does it freeze?
April 30, 2010 9:50:13 PM

FALC0N said:
Don't assume the problem is hardware. When does it freeze?

I haven't really noticed a pattern. It freezes randomly.

The reason I'm thinking its the hardware is because this never happened prior.