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This week i've been playing a lot of l4d2 and GTA IV: EFLC, and started experiencing hard freezes (computer completely locks up and whatever sound is playing stutters indefinitely). It often happens after long hours of play.
CPU is running at 3000 Mhz @ stock volts (1.325), prime 95 not stable, core 3 always fails even on a 100 mhz OC, pc has been running with this OC for years. GPU is not OC'd, it has the stock cooler always at 100%. Recently updated graphic drivers (10.11 or 10.12 i don't remember).
Could something be dying? what could it possibly be?
What tests do you reccomend i do?
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if prime95 isn't stable then your oc isn't stable which will lead to hard freezes and other things. in my experience hard freezes like that can be either not enough voltage to your cpu or an unstable gpu oc.
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if prime95 isn't stable then your oc isn't stable which will lead to hard freezes and other things. in my experience hard freezes like that can be either not enough voltage to your cpu or an unstable gpu oc.
Does l4d2 use all 4 cores?, because core 3 always fails, the others can go on for days straight.
I know GTA uses at least 3 cores.

EDIT: been checking temps and it seems it's the video card, reached 95ºc on gta eflc. Can this be the cause?
Edited by Fox_Smash - 12/19/10 at 11:34pm
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