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New Overclocker: Made a stable build two weeks ago, now games started getting occasional freezes - temps still fine.

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Hi everybody! I'm new to overclocking, although I built my pc with that in mind about two two years ago. So far I haven't overclocked because there simply wasn't a need for it, however I've currently only got enough time to play one game in my free time - Tera, and it's heavily CPU bound, so I decided to overclock which to my big surprise improved my gameplay tremendously. Everything has been running fine for the past two weeks, however lately I started getting small freezes every once in a while. I might be running on an empty area with ~80fps and then drop to 2 for a moment, as if a new map was loaded, which is something that has never happened before, not even after the overclock. I've also noticed my temperatures have slightly gone up during intense moments, almost spiking to 70 degrees, which is under the manufacturer's limit, but still slightly worrisome.

Here are my specs:

Asus P8Z68 motherboard rev 3
Intel i5 2500K (default 3.3Ghz, oc'd to 4.5Ghz)
Radeon 6970 stock
CM Hyper 212+ cooler
2x Corsair's Vengeances 1600Mhz "stock"
Corsair's 750 bronze PSU


CPUZ @ IMGUR
HWmonitor @ IMGUR

I'm not interested in overclocking more atm, but I wouldn't want to downclock it perse either.
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Welcome to OCN

You dont say which model of Corsair 750 watts you got?
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Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750), would be full name.
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The Cooler Master Hyper 212 is a decent cooler but its not really high end, if you want to keep your PC stable you should look into a better CPU cooler

Noctua NH-U12S or NH-U14S would be a much improvement
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You're not using auto voltage on the CPU right?
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How did you test for stability after your overclock?
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No, not using auto voltage. It's currently set manually on 1.350V for 4.5Ghz.

Tested stability with Prime95 and Burntest v2. No crashes or blue screens in two weeks, with the exception of recent stutter.
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No, not using auto voltage. It's currently set manually on 1.350V for 4.5Ghz.

Tested stability with Prime95 and Burntest v2. No crashes or blue screens in two weeks, with the exception of recent stutter.
How long did you rune prime95 for? also can you log your cpu usage to see if you are getting cpu usage drops during the freezes or if they problem lies elsewhere.
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