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post #11 of 69
Is BFBC2 the only game that crashes?
If you have MSI AB, or TRIXX, or GPU-Z open, while playing BFBC2 it will freeze and crash.

Try other games, before assuming the problem is with the processor, never seen a thread about a DOA processor, in the last year and a half.
post #12 of 69
Make sure you dont have any overlay programs running like msi afterburner osd. I know it sounds stupid, but it caused problems to me in the past
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post #13 of 69
If it's crashing at stock then it sounds like it could be another problem. Video driver issues, OS corruption, faulty or incorrectly configured memory...

I see you are using 1600MHz memory when the recommended is 1333MHz. That would be the very first thing that Intel would probably tell you to change. Many people are running fine on 1600MHz, but some people have had issues with higher than 1333MHz. Which is why 1333MHz is the recommended memory frequency from Intel.
post #14 of 69
I can almost guarantee the problem is Easy Tune 6.

Delete that crap now.
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post #15 of 69
Like I said, turn off every other program (specially overlay ones). After that you might want to even try turning off antivirus temporarily. Update video card drivers, maybe reseat ram etc... And if nothing else works then RMA the CPU.
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Thanks guys I will try what you have recommended
But what about the OC how should I get that stable
post #17 of 69
Not every chip is made equal(maybe you hit the bottom of the bell curve), if it doesn't crash@stock speeds/volts. Intel has done their part. frown.gif
 
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post #18 of 69
Get it stable at stock first. Then worry about OC.
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave;14652826 
Get it stable at stock first. Then worry about OC.

This. I had the same prob with BC2 until I disabled my vid card OC software (trixx). Make sure you are stable at stock, then head to the sandy stable club (link in my sig) and we can give you a hand getting your oc stable.
post #20 of 69
you can rma'ed on intel i do for my bad overclocker i5 2500k that take 2-4 day after they received your chip i am waiting for my replace will arrive monday maybe dont sound good but intel is rich
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