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It was just this stupid argument between a friend.

But I thought to myself of the word, "overvolt" that was used in the argument. Need someone to clarify the meaning of overvolting a CPU that can cause an "artifact" with my sig rig. (completely stable, been rendering videos for hours)

Long story short: I crashed, I came back and complained, I mentioned that overvolting my GPU might've done something to it and he says "to what", then says that an artifact can be caused by CPU.
Then pretty much it gets personal here.

In my brain, overvolting for example, take an i5 2500K chip and setting the voltage past 1.52v. Is that not "overvolting"?
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anything beyond what stock is overvolting and if your cpu is REALLY stable with like 24 hour+ IBT/Prime95 Blend with max memory with 200megs left for OS usage.

If you are talking about rendering with your cpu then yes that is true that it can cause a artifact if not completely stable at the given frequency.
 
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Got 4.4 GHz stock voltage, it was just a random artifact when I was just playing a video and was not doing any sort of rendering.

Don't forget this overclock has never BSoD before, never a single 124.
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It could of been due to the media player you were using. I have some old video I encoded years ago that has artifacts all over it now but dont know why other then it could be some codec I have installed on my system.
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overvoltage

As for your overclock: don't underestimate the stress that rendering or Folding can put on a CPU. I've had 12-hour stable overclocks blue screen after three days of crunching data.

Also, the CPU isn't the only thing that can cause a failure. I'm 99% sure it's your CPU overclock, but you might want to verify your ram and hard drive are error-free.
 
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