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So I'm new to overclocking and have started learning/messing with my gpu/cpu. My CPU seems to be stable but I'm having some problems with a couple games when overclocking my GPU.

In World of Warcraft my driver tends to crash and recover no matter what my overclock is. I'll do nothing but put +50 or so on my core clock and up my boost voltage a bit and my NVIDIA driver eventually crashes with WoW. The screen will turn to a solid color of whatever color the zone I'm in the game has for about 10 seconds and then it comes back on. IDK if this is just a WoW problem or what, in benchmarks I can handle some pretty high settings.

My other problem is when I play GTA V the game will sometimes become really laggy. It's almost like the frames per second are still pretty high but everything moves really slow. It tends to happen after I alt tab but sometimes it just happens randomly. And again, all of this when I'm using a relatively low overclock. And sometimes after this I'll look at the core clock and it will be clocked down all the way to like 500.


I'm not really sure what to do. The overclocks run benchmarks fine but I have these 2 peculiar issues in these games. Any ideas?


CPU: Intel i7 4790k, Haswell
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO
8gb Ripjaw X series RAM
Microsoft 8.1
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The Crimson
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Crucial MX100 Noctua NH-D15 Windows 8.1 BenQ XL2430T 
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Razer BlackWidow Chroma EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fractal Design Arc XL ATX Full Tower Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
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