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CPU freezing up after OC reset

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Me and Y3K got bored and overclocked my CPU today. We got it all the way up to 3.80 GHz (not bad..) But we where running it with the side of the case on. After about 25 min it would freeze the image on screen and not respond, requiring a hard reset. so we pulled the side off and aimed an office fan into the rig.. Problem solved... kinda.

I decided I was gonna let the CPU hit real idle temps with the OC (I turned off the office fan). I left it sitting for about half an hour when I came back the PC had stopped responding again and frozen the screen, another hard reset. I got kinda tired of it and reset the clocks to the stock 3.0 GHz (gotta play WoW sometime!)

So im sitting playing WoW for about 45 min or so and in the middle of a VC run bam! frozen and unresponsive... without the overclock and with the side off the case.. what went wrong? is it heat still? the pc had a good cool down period.. It's running at 46, 45 idle with the help of the office fan right now... No crash yet. but im almost waiting for it so the question is: What can I do to make sure it doesn't do this again?
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Try a cmos reset and try again sometimes it helps to reset.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 3320 BIOSTAR TZ77A ONBOARD 4 x2 (8) GIGS 1600"s OF RED TRACERS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WESTERN DIGITAL 500 GIG AAKS 2X Lite on dvd-rw burners GAMEMAXX 300 BY DEEP COOL win7 64 bit PRO 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER 23 LED,LCD labtecc- keyless key board ocz 700 watt STEALTH X STEAM RAIDMAX DIRKTOOTH: "SMILODON" 
MouseMouse PadAudio
microsoft wireless stock ONBOARD 
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