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New Build- BSOD and Lock Ups

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February 8, 2013 3:16:04 AM

Hello everyone, I built a new pc this week and am having some odd occurrences. For some reason when my CPU is oc'd at 4.4ghz I had two lock ups and a BSoD, so I rolled back to 4.0ghz OC and everything seems kosher. It's not a heat issue as far as I can tell I've monitored the heat in the BIOS and with CPUTEMP and it stays between 35 and 40c. There are a lot of "features" on my mobo that i think may be interfering. Anyone with the same mobo have advice on which options to disable to OC? Should turboboost be disabled as well?

Also I'm having something weird with utorrent, I've checked against my old pc and it's not my connection, but on the new pc I can't connect to any peers, so its impossible to dl anything. Windows firewall is off as well as windows defender....any help is appreciated.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($380.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1212.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 00:06 EST-0500)

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February 8, 2013 2:56:29 PM

I would post the OC issue in the OC forum. You will get more responses on that. Typically when you OC you also need to increase your CPU voltage to make the higher clock stable. This is why people who OC need better coolers. It isn't the speed that heats up the CPU, it is the higher voltage required to get a stable clock.

The Utorrent thing, can't help you there. Don't Pirate software.... that is all.
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