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AMD8320 CPU overclocking issues, please help.

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August 21, 2013 2:52:59 PM

I have been trying to overclock my CPU (AMD 8320) up to 4.2ghz and it keeps blue screening (blue screens when I start Skyrim or Hawken video games). I'm really a noob when it comes to overclocking components, so any help on how to properly overclock my CPU to its max would be greatly appreciated.

here are my specs.
CPU: AMD 8320 8 Core Processor
Ram: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Water Cooler: Corsair H55
MoBo: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
GPU: Asus HD 7870 Direct CUll 2GB
PSU: ThermalTake TR2 600W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
if I'm missing anything else, please let me know.
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August 21, 2013 6:26:06 PM

Did you stress test for stability?
August 21, 2013 7:58:17 PM

dragonsamus said:
Did you stress test for stability?

I kinda did, I used prime95 to stress test the CPU. It didn't show any problem but the only concern I had was that my CPU was getting pretty got (65C) and so I stopped the test so I can prevent any problems. I might need a better water cioler system.
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August 22, 2013 4:56:34 AM

Try to record your blue screen to see what the error will help you a lot, you can go to Advance system setting/Advance/ Startup and recovery to disable automatically restart.
Try to open Event Viewer, look at system section and find out is there any error recored
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August 22, 2013 6:19:35 AM

How long did you run Prime95?