I recently upgraded my PC (see sig) and am running an i5 750 @ 3.5GHz (1.150 vcore). I ran prime 95 (large FFT's) for 5+ hours and had no problems. The CPU temps only once touched 60° C on core #1. However after playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 for about an hour and a half the PC crashed. My GTX480 (@ stock clocks) never goes over 85° C, usually about 78-80.
I have had this happen twice over the last week and I am assuming it has something to do with the overclocking since when I reboot, just after post, I get a message saying "overclocking failed!". Then I restart and once in the OS (Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit), I get a message saying that I got BSOD. However, there was no blue screen when the pc crashed.
My BIOS version is 0501 (very old). Should I update BIOS to 2104 and overclock again? Is it safe to update the BIOS?
BIOS update was successful, currently running version 2104. *My heart almost stopped when the PC screen went blank after flashing process, then stayed blank blank after reboot for about 30 seconds. It then posted and finally booted into Windows and CPU-Z says BIOS version 2104!