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I have my 3570k OC'd to 4.5GHz. I ran prime95 blend for a few hours and it was fine, no errors or warnings. However, sometimes when I start up my computer when my desktop loads my computer just freezes. It happens sometimes when I'm using it randomly too, but very rarely. Never got a BSOD or any error code. I do not have an optical drive in this build, so I installed a non-genuine windows copy from a flash drive a friend gave me, and I was getting windows not genuine errors. I then entered the legitimate code I purchased to activate windows, and everything seems to be working fine.. but when I did windows updates with the non-genuine code it froze mid-update when the PC was shutting down. Could that have messed something up? How should I re-install windows with the legitimate key? Note: I installed Windows 7 Ultimate but the key is for Home Premium.. does that make a difference? Do I just need more voltage or something? But why would it be Prime stable for hours.. just a little confused

Edit: It may be my HD 7970 actually. I've been hearing about similar problems with the drivers.
Edited by Nickzorz91 - 5/7/12 at 7:50am
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Disable the Catalyst Control Center in msconfig and try again.
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