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can a cpu cause freezes in game?

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basically im totally perplexed as to what is the problem with my computer

of the 2 gpu i use they both freeze so that leaves it down to the cpu or mobo since i replaced my ram and since i dont see this happen ever in my desktop im skeptical but at a loss for what to do

basically im just inquiring as to if its possible for a cpu to cause freezing of my computer but only when games are running

my cpu is no longer overclocked and problem still happens

this started happening after i swapped mobos and after a failed attempt at 4.7 ghz where comp wouldnt post

i have not updated firmware for ssd... maybe there is one tho i heard it was messing up more then helping

i reset cmos and then i had a windows validation problem where it wouldnt recognize my os as verified and when it finally did i had actually reformated 3 times.... i at first thought oh problem with software gota reinstall. then i was like #(#$ i installed the os with the ssd also hooked up so i reinstalled os

then windows 7 people asked me to reinstall.... so 3 times within 3 hours or so but hddtune says my ssd is running fine so...
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Well, are you overclocking? What games is it happening in?
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Possible Yes. probable no.
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Hey, I had the exact same issue with my old setup. Thought it was my gpu who was faulty, downloaded alot of drivers , format .. All this didnt work. I fixed that issue by installing audio drivers ! You may try that. Worked for me. GOod luc
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Could be a number of things, a fresh install of the OS is not really a bad idea if youve done some overclocking and had a decent amount of BSODs.

Yes it can be the CPU on a bad overclock, mine did it in Prime once and during gaming once as well.

I see your sig is at 4.5ghz... if that's what you froze on, bump the voltage like 0.01.
    
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Is it only happening in one game or several?
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Originally Posted by nezzarix View Post
Is it only happening in one game or several?
all games but it seems to be only games
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
all games but it seems to be only games
I would revert your CPU back to stock and play a few games to see if it happens. If it doesn't then you know your overclock is unstable.
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