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I have a new AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE that I got from Newegg. It's overclocked to 3.8Ghz. I was playing Bad Company 2, and suddenly the screen went black, except for the HUD. I was going to press the reset button, and I accidentally hit the alt-tab hotkey on my keyboard.

The game closed itself, and I was at my desktop. I tried to reopen Bad Company, but the update window started flickering colorful static, and the game was all black. I closed it.

I pulled up an MSN conversation with my friend that was open before, and it turned black. I pulled up chrome, where I was browsing websites. The horizontal and vertical scroll bars were infinitely long. I tried scrolling down the page, and it was just a jumbled up bunch of random things and grey rectangles.

Suddenly, "Shockwave Flash" crashed. I closed Google chrome and reopened it. The whole page crashed with a sad face, and the program closed. Then the sound started crackling and beeping for no reason. That's when I totally freaked out and pressed the reset button.

What is going on?

P.S. I haven't been smoking anything (lol).
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Might be an unstable overclock, did you try resetting your processor to normal specs and doing it again?
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Might be an unstable overclock, did you try resetting your processor to normal specs and doing it again?
I turned off the OC. It's back to normal. I haven't tried anything intensive or BC2. But wouldn't an unstable OC cause the PC to bomb outright?
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this is very common when your OC is unstable.

run IBT or Prime95 and see what happens
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this is very common when your OC is unstable.

run IBT and Prime95 and see what happens
All right then. How do I stabilize it?

OC'd config:

Multiplier: 19x

FSB speed: 200

Vcore: 1.4

CPU NB: 1.4

All other settings: Auto
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All right then. How do I stabilize it?

OC'd config:

Multiplier: 19x

FSB speed: 200

Vcore: 1.4

CPU NB: 1.4

All other settings: Auto
multi 17.5

fsb 218

cpu nb 2500mhz
cpunb v 1.32

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But wouldn't an unstable OC cause the PC to bomb outright?
Nope...... unles you run a stress test for a considerable amount of time, you can never tell if your oc is stable or not. 3.8 is a pretty normal oc for 955/965be but i have often seen them crash if a very high (19, sometimes even 18, depends on the chip) multiplier is used.
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