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Hanging after OC - CPU or HDD?

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So I decided to try and OC an old C2D of mine (E6420) on the stock cooler.

I remember OCing it a long time ago and ran Prime64 for about 6-8 hours at 333x8 with no problems @ 50-55C load (I know I should have run it longer though).
So just now I tried to boot it at 366x8 and it would hang (not freeze) at the Windows loading screen (Win7 OS), and then again several times at the desktop.
So I reset it back to stock settings (266x8), but it would still hang.

I cleared the CMOS and booted it up several times normally and into Safe Mode. It still hangs.
Sometimes it will hang a lot and take 5 full minutes just to get to desktop, sometimes only 1-2 minutes.

I am wondering is it really my CPU that is causing the hanging?
This PC is using a relative loud HDD so I can hear the activity quite easily. When it would hang, the HDD noise would stop completely, and the mouse would just show a 'busy' pointer. It is not a COMPLETE hang though. The mouse still moves, and when I move it over taskbar buttons they will highlight. But they won't open until the hang stops and the mouse stops being 'busy', then I will HDD activity.

Any parts I should suspect may be the cause if it was not the CPU?
Is there some kind of program to test whether these parts are functioning properly, like HDD? (Eg. Prime64 for CPU, Memtest for RAM)
Edited by AnotherLevel - 12/28/11 at 4:14am
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Sounds like the drive, that is where I would be leaning.
What is the manufacturer of the drive? You should be able to download their diagnostic utility and run it smile.gif
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Thanks for the suggestion and +rep.
I'll run some diagnostics on the HDD in the morning and hopefully I can find out what the problem is thumb.gif
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