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I was playing mass effect 2 max settings, everything was running fine, when the game suddenly just froze. My screen went black like it had no signal, and I had to to a manual shutdown. I have both my cpu overclocked to 3.7 ghz and my gpu's are overclocked also. So which is unstable. Any help would be great
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Downclock them one at a time, see what happens.
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I would think the GPUs......i doubt its the CPU.....Download prime95 it will check if your CPU clock is stable...which most likely it is. Sometimes i get that same problem when i overclock my 9800GTs.
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I just downclocked my gpu to where I know its stable, I'll see what happens from here. Thanks
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Id say in general GPUs are more of a pain to OC. Run default clock on the GPU and run prime95 on a blend to make sure is the GPU for sure.

Also is there any artifacts when in game?
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Also is there any artifacts when in game?
No, the game just freezes, then the monitor goes black and gets no signal
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