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Halp! Stock GPU gaming on an OC'd 3770k.

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Hi all.

A friend has recently built a decent gaming rig (without the GPU) using a 3770k. HE's using the integrated graphics to play some old games while he waits for a GPU price drop (following the re-badge of Nvidia's range, we're hoping to save him a few quid).

So, we've got a very tiny problem. It seems to lock up in TF2 sometimes - only once an hour or so, but it's persistent. It passed 8 hours small/large on OCCT and his drivers are all up to date, but I was wondering if there were parameters in his BIOS that I'm not used to working with which affect the stability of the on-board graphics. I mean, when OC'ing the 3770k, do we have to be careful of something else lest we de-stabilise the GPU?
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Well some will say your not stable till you run several stress tests and play several games. Did you overclock the HD4000 graphics? I would probably recommend that you run prime95 for at least 12HRs while also running something like evga oc scanner so that you are running the graphics at the same time. Furmark would work too or you can use OCCT to stress the graphics and run prime95 on top of that. Set prime95 to blend then select custom then change the memory to 80-90% of your available memory (whats available after hitting ctrl+alt+del and checking).

I guess the quicker test would be if you drop 2 multis make sure the HD4000 isn't overclocked add a little vcore and it stops then you know your OC was the issue or if the HD4000 was OC'd then one or the other.
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