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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Strange issues after attempted OC

(I didn't know where to post this, sorry).

I tried to overclock my Xeon 1650 v2 and reached 4.0GHz, I didn't push any further because it was already pretty hot (reaching upper seventies Celsius). The next day while I was playing Battlefield, my PC froze and restarted. I went back to 3.9GHz but started to experience strange issues.
Some websites and other apps like Spotify stutter when I perform things such as scrolling and resizing. There is an occasional microstutter now and then while doing just anything. Sometimes my Windows just stops in it's tracks - it doesn't freeze but applications, browser cards and websites don't open for several seconds. When it happens the HDD LED in my case is constantly lit.
Games run fine and benchmark results are just how they were before the OC. My biggest concern is that I have noticed what appears to be mouse input lag. Not VSync-tier lag but it just doesn't seem to feel as tight as it used to be. I've also noticed just today that when I move my mouse a faint high pitched sound is coming from inside of my PC case. It gets louder when CPU load is high. I don't know if it was present before the OC.
I've since pulled out the CMOS battery, reinstalled Windows and looked at my MOBO - it seems to look just fine. The thing is that my motherboard doesn't allow changing CPU voltage, which I thought is the factor that causes hardware damage. I'm puzzled and really pissed off that I've most likely damaged my new PC. It was the first OC I've ever attempted, too. I'm wondering which part could cause these issues.

My specs: Xeon E5-1650 v2
Huanan Zhi X79 motherboard from Aliexpress (I know, but they appeared to be legit from what people were saying)
GTX 1070 Ti
16GB DDR3 RAM
550W PSU.
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What kind of PSU do you have?

When was the last time you checked your HDD (e.g. with chkdsk)? It might be worth trying a windows memory test as well.
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What kind of PSU do you have?

When was the last time you checked your HDD (e.g. with chkdsk)? It might be worth trying a windows memory test as well.
This one: https://www.silentiumpc.com/en/produ...plus-bronze-2/

It's an SSD, I don't have an HDD. It was brand new when I built this PC in December. I just ran chkdsk and it came out fine.
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Check your event log and see if any looks funny. The HD light could be windows still indexing if it is a new build or some other updates. Check the task manager and performance to see see what keeps pounding on the drive.
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