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Unfortunately on MSI boards cooling doesn't really help, the VRMs simply get overloaded and there are various problems with the system in different locations that work together to cause the high failure rate. Basically, any MSI 4+1 not on DrMOS can a be very bad thing even on x4 processors (as long as the TDP is high at ~125W or more)

OC with caution
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I second that statement...two hours of operating my system froze, the screen got lines in it and a humming noise came out of my speakers...then the blue screen poped up and I had to shut it off and undo what i did to get it to work again
    
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I second that statement...two hours of operating my system froze, the screen got lines in it and a humming noise came out of my speakers...then the blue screen poped up and I had to shut it off and undo what i did to get it to work again
That's more than likely a unstable core(s) one way to find out is to run a game...if you notice any background stuttering or artifacts or anything out of the ordinary that means a core is unstable....for that you need to manually select which cores you have active and run the game again and see if the active core is running the game normally or not...Example:

Activate cores 1,2 & 3....see if the stuttering stops...if it did you know core 4 was the problem, if there was still stuttering disable core 3 and enable core 4...you get the picture.

Other than that, it could be as simple as increasing the cpu volts, in my experience, 1.4v should suffice, if it's not stable after 1.4 (1.42v max) those cores really did have a defect and it's a real dual core you got.
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better test is prime95, use small ft to test cpu stability

it will show which core is bad
then go to bios and disable core 2 or 3
cores 0 and 1 should be enabled by are stock
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