Originally Posted by superhead91
So, I recently overclocked my CPU, and I'm having some issues with BC2. Every few minutes it freezes for 5-10 seconds and then resumes. I know this is the CHIV club, but you guys are pretty knowledgeable and I think it might either be my CPU or my RAM. Someone suggested my RAM was the culprit, and I tend to believe him, because I had my CPU at 4GHz before and had no issues. What do you guys think? You think I need to lower my RAM timings a bit?
I've run into freezing issues before and found it usually is the ram. Have you tested for stability with prime95?
If I had to guess I would say increase Dram voltage. Prime95 for more than 12 hrs (preferably 24 hrs) is always a good way to find out for sure. I've had several failures at the 20+ hour mark which is such a PITA. After that I did several hours of LinX and even did 3 runs of MemTest86 for 8 hrs each. Glad I did too as I know now I'm stable while folding in the CC for the last 5 days 24/7.
Only one way to find out for sure, more stress testing. For OC'd ram, after you pass P95, run LinX and or SuperPi. Than try some over night Memtest86 runs. That will tell you something.