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Will games kind of skip around? I've noticed that i've had more random frame dips in mw2 ever since I oc'd my cpu. I usually have 100+ fps but sometimes it just drops to 40 for a second and it's very noticeable
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Most of the time the game will just crash or the whole system will lock up, never heard of a game having frame drops because of an overclock.
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Prime 95 your cpu.
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Most of the time the game will just crash or the whole system will lock up, never heard of a game having frame drops because of an overclock.
It happens believe me. Especially when the cpu isn't getting enough voltage,
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It is very possible that your system is acting funny if your overclock isn't fully stable. I don't know if a drop in fps is necessarily a symptom but its certainly possible. Or perhaps that's just parts of the game that are very CPU intensive.

If you get any crashes in your games or programs that is a more clear indication of an unstable overclock then frame rate drops.
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Lol, MW2 is your problem. It's a horribly coded console port. Try another game and see if the problem persists.
    
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Lol, MW2 is your problem. It's a horribly coded console port. Try another game and see if the problem persists.
Meh i don't think MW2 it's a problem. I could get decent fps when i had an Athlon Le 1620 at 2.6ghz.

I would use Prime95 for 12 hours or more to see if its stable. Also it would be a good idea to run the cpu at stock clocks and see if the same problem happens.
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