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About a year ago I built this rig but with an MSI 890fx board. After 2 RMAs in the first 2 weeks, thanks to the 4+1 power phasing and explosive MOSFETs, I ended up with a Crosshair IV.

Anyways, I've been running a 4.0GHz overclock ever since I got the CHIV, with my CPU voltage at 1.45. Everything has been fine except sometimes my computer will randomly reboot while playing BFBC2. I'm told this is due to the overclock, and under normal clocks this doesn't happen so I would consider that confirmed.

I have all the usual crap in BIOS turned off for overclocking purposes, multiplier(20x) and CPU voltage are pretty much the only things I've touched in there for the actual overclock. I bumped my CPU voltage up one step, still had the problem, bumped it up another step, still had the problem.

Should I bother going any higher on the core voltage? I haven't hit 1.46v yet, temps aren't a problem but I don't want to throw more power at my CPU if it doesn't need it. The reboot during BFBC2 is the only problem I've ever had with this rig in the last year, and that only happens when overclocked...I'm hoping I can resolve this without having to downclock.
 
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You can try throwing a little more volts at it and see if you can keep it stable. But I'm not 100% the cpu is the problem. I would drop it down to 3.8 and see if that is any better. I found that them chips run real nice at 3.8 and very stable.
Gl hope this helps
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You may have issues with the RAM.
Some chip on the RAM sticks going out or needing more voltage.
   
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try running bfbc2 with everything setting to default (that means no overclock) check if it reboots.

First try default if it reboots here its not the overclock its just bug in the game or software update is needed for you graphics card or mobo.

If it runs stable at default and doesn't reboot in the game.
Then its the overclock , weird that you 1.45 volt to get that clock should come there 1.25 easly. try increasing blck and lower the multiplier to 16X.

Because your cpu want more power and it doesn't get it, it reboots.
Also possible that you lack memory voltage
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I would say increase the CPU voltage to 1.488 V. Also what is the voltage applied to your RAM? Do you have your RAM timings tighter and are not stock?
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Like others said, check your RAM. I had my RAM at 6-8-6-21 and BC2 was freezing up. I changed my timings to 6-8-7-21 and haven't had any problems since.
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Similar thing would happen to me in Mafia 2. when I went past 3GHz using the GTX480 my game would crash, with any other card the game would work just fine. I thought it might be a bad graphics card but nope, all other games would run, except mafia 2. So I down clocked it to 3GHz and everything worked fine with the GTX480.

never figured it out, so I stayed at 3GHz.
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I don't know what my RAM voltage and timings are, pretty sure they're default and the RAM is running at 1600MHz which is what they were advertised at. Pretty sure I had to set it to 1600MHz once installed, I think I remember BIOS defaulting it to 1333MHz.
 
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Have you tried throwing benchmarks at it? SuperPi, Intel Burn Test, that sort of thing.

If it's 'only stable at idle' it's not stable.
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The only settings changed for the overclock are...

CPU/NB Ratio = 20.0
RAM Frequency = 1600MHz
CPU Votlage = Currently at 1.4625v, not sure if this will fix the problem yet. CPU-z shows Core VID at 1.375v but Everest shows it at 1.5v. What's the deal with that?

My memory voltage is default, but I was told by BIOS that the voltage will increase as it is needed by the DIMMs.

My memory timings are 9-9-9-24 and T1, these are default values.

I ran Prime95 for almost 24 hours(until I needed the PC for other stuff), ITB for several hours, and I've ran the f@h GPU and CPU clients at the same time for days on end with zero issues, I've played at least a hundred other games. I can not find any instability with this overclock until I'm playing BFBC2 and the reboot happens at random times, doesn't have a set amount of time in to game before it reboots.
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