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BSOD Issue with OC- E8400, 8800gt

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First off, I'm a noob. Just built this system, and it is my first build. I have an ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX, Intel C2D E8400 3.0ghz, EVGA 8800 GT, GSkill 2x2gb DDR2 1066 (PC8500), all stock cooling on the Lian Li case that is in my signature. I also have Vista 64. I OC'd my E8400 to 3.6 GHz (400x9)
OC'd my 8800 GT to a measly 655/1637/951

Also changed the cpue vcore to 1.2, although CPU-z says it is at 1.225. Ram is still at 1066(2.1v), not sure if that is bad since it isn't 1:1 with 400 x 9 on the processor. I'm also only using stock cooling. I upped the fan speed from 29% to 60-100% depending on the temps using riva tuner. The GPU idles at about 49 C and hits about 58-59 under load (55-57 when not overclocked) I use realtemp for the CPU, one core is usually like 9-10 degrees under the other but it isn't stuck because it does fluctuate about the same as the other. Unfortunately I can't tell which one is right. One idles at about 32 the other at 40. They never go high into the 50s even OCd and under load. I assume the higher one is more accurate because it tends to fluctuate more.

Anyways, to the point. I have ran memtest and 3dmark06 with no issues. I have increased my 3dmark score by over 1100 since the overclock, from 10900 to about 12100. I have played Crysis, CS Source, and Half-life lost coast with no issues. However, I recently installed WoW and it has froze up a few times. Then it gave me a BSOD while playing for awhile that said a hardware issue. I later was playing CS Source and got the same BSOD, but this time it occured when I was shutting down the game. They haven't occured anywhere else, and I later returned to stock settings just incase.

I was hoping someone could tell me if there is anything fishy about the information I gave. Is the 4:5 instead of 1:1 a bad idea? Is the voltage on anything too low? Could it be just an issue with Vista 64? I know it is impossible to tell me 100% over a message board, but I guess I was hoping that someone would notice if there was something I am doing that is horribly wrong. Sorry for the crazy long post, and thanks in advance.
Edited by jclorini - 6/6/08 at 5:22pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6 GHz ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX EVGA 8800GT 655/1637/951 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 640GB ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64x LG Flatron 22' Widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling 610W Lian-Li PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower 
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Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6 GHz ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX EVGA 8800GT 655/1637/951 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 640GB ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64x LG Flatron 22' Widescreen LCD 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling 610W Lian-Li PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower 
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You're going to have to stress test to find out what your issue is. Stress test with either Orthos or Prime95 for at least 6 hours. If you pass that then look to your GPU. Stress test that with ATITool scanning for artifacts for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Try that first and if you can't find anything ask more questions.
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Simple enough to answer - you committed an OCing no-no and upped the frequencies without any incremental changes/testing... stress testing any change is probably the most crucial part of overclocking and you seem to have ignored that...

I hate to give you a diagnosis since you acted rashly but if anything, you're probably not feeding your CPU enough voltage for 3.6GHz... again, STRESS TEST ANY ALTERATIONS YOU MAKE
Edited by killa_concept - 6/6/08 at 6:59pm
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