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i7 950 Overclock ?Doesnt get enough power?

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My i7 950 overclock shuts down, does not BSOD whenever I reach a certain ammount of overclock. for an example: 4.2Ghz w/1.2v = BSOD 4.2Ghz 1.3v=Stable 1.4v= just shut down. And the same thing happens with 4.4Ghz with 1.392v, its stable for BFBC2 and ****, but whenever I run Prime95 it shuts down, like its not getting enough power, the same thing happened with my old PSU, so I thought it was that but a new PSU didn't fix it, so I'm thinking it might be teh MOBO, sense my soundcard is broken (whenever I turn up Roccat Kave's Center volume, it makes my friends in Skype sound like aliens lol.) I have tested the headset, so its my soundcard. I might have to return it, but I wouldn't want to. Because I can just buy some X-fi 30€ soundcard. But could the MOBO be the reason? Does my motherboard hjave somekind of known issues or is there some settings that are limiting the max power for some reason?
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I would have to think your pulling more power when gaming then Prime95... Games are running your CPU & both gpu's, so if you dont have issues there I doubt its the PSU..
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Even not getting enough power shouldn't cause a shutdown without a bluescreen unless the PSU is flicking some internal fuse. Are you certain you have bluescreens set to not auto-shutdown? I've had it before where my PC would bluescreen so fast you wouldn't see it, screen would just go black until I stopped auto restart.

Just to be safe though, you might want to check the 4 pin mobo power connector.
    
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No, I do not have auto-shutdown on. And I've tested with a 7800GT that its not the cause , so it might be the mobo, I will try the 8pin CPU connector soon, but the same problem was with my old PSU & Cables so I doubt. Might be the mobos 8-Pin connector, and I think I* have to return the mobo..
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