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So as some of you saw the other day I was having problems finding a stable overclock for my Athlon II x3 450. Well Now I have what I though was one running at 3.6Ghz @1.45v.

I ran it through 100 loops of LinX as well of 14 hours of blend on Prime 95. Then I played some games for about 3 hours and it all worked fine. After that I leave my computer room for a little bit, come back and it is frozen on my desktop!

Do you think this is related to the overclock even though it has shown a good bit of stability? Or do you think this is another problem entirely?

Any help would be awesome.
Edited by SammyG - 2/20/12 at 5:28pm
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Maybe hardware issue, but I wouldn't say overclock.
Maybe voltage problem, hitting some limit when swithcing from load to idle state. Take a look at those 2 threads, something might help:

http://www.overclock.net/t/965150/undervolting-athlonii-with-llc

http://www.overclock.net/t/1002985/athlon-ii-overclocking-guide-beginner-friendly
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Man I checked those threads and found nothing that I could change except for making it so my pc wont change voltage if heat goes too high, but heat isnt even the problem.

It just did it again this morning, any stress test i throw at it is just fine and dandy, but I just left it idle on the desktop and it froze again.

This is so frustrating. mad.gif
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Is cool and quiet enabled? Maybe it's a problem adjusting the voltage when idling..
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No, cool and quiet is disabled.
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