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Hi guys I am new to this forum, but thought somebody could help me out with this annoying problem I recently had with my computer. Much appreciated.

To start off, here’s my spec,

AMD Phenom II x3 710
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P
G-Skill 4G DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz
ATI RADEON HD 4890

Recently I decided to overclock my computer a little bit, you know, just simply raising the FBS and test stability and stuff, just to learn more about computers.

The highest speed I got to was 3.0 GHz, because I’m new to this so I didn’t want to go too far, and I only got stock fun as well.

My last configuration on the BIOS was this (and I never touched other configs);

Frequency: 2990
Ref*multi: 230*13
NB frequency: 2100
All others are in Auto mode.

I then ran Prime95 for 12h without any error, and temperature is around 44c (however when I ran prime95, the temperature raised to almost 70c), so I thought perhaps the system is stable, I then go on and played some game, Dirt3 and FIFA11. However after I entered the game for 5-10m, my computer freezes, no blue screen though, just freeze. This happens only when I play big games.

So I used the jumper on my motherboard and reset the BIOS, I thought the problem would go away but it didn’t, same thing still happening. So I did some research and ran Memtest86+ as well without any error.

This is where I’m up to at the moment; I don’t know where to look for problems and how to fix them anymore. Please help me get my computer back to normal. I’d never do overclock again I think…

If you need more information, I’d be happy to provide. Thank you!
post #2 of 5
ddr3 1333 is known to hold back overclocking

your cpu max temp is 73c
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...&f11=&f12=True

before overclocking its always a good idea to get a better cooler for the cpu
and make sure the case has good airflow

the bsod/freeze is probably due to the ram voltage, in bios set it for the kit, 1.5-1.65v

if that works, try enabling acc and set it to all cores (4)
then try prime95 on 4 cores to see if its a good quad stamp
and pick up a good aftermarket cooler for it
cm 212+, n520, corsair h50/70 or similar
post #3 of 5
That board dosent have VRM cooling, You should get a downward facing Heatsink for it or else the VRM's will get too hot when overclocked.
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Originally Posted by SammyG View Post
That board dosent have VRM cooling, You should get a downward facing Heatsink for it or else the VRM's will get too hot when overclocked.
wrong, hes using an 8+2 power phase board, doesnt need cooling (til you get to 140w range)

if you were doing that on a msi 3+1 board it would burst into flames tho
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Oh okay, I thought even the 8+2's required some sort of cooling on them.

Thanks for clearing that up ffejrxx.
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WD Caviar Blue 500Gb Antec EarthWatts 750w HAF 912 
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