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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    [this was also posted in herbals thread]

    While your problems seem to be similar to maxq's issues, you're using the same cpu and video card, but have a different mobo and memory. For this reason, I suggest that we continue helping you using your existing thread.

    You did an excellent job with your screen-shots, but you didn't provide complete bios settings from the generic EP45 bios template.

    My preference is to run 10 loops with IBT, as I've found that IBT errors sometimes occur during tests 6 or later. Some run 20, 50, or even 100 IBT loops, but I consider anything over 10 - 20 loops to be excessive and unnecessary.

    It's also not clear how long your ran your stability tests and which Prime95 tests were used. Blend test? Small FFT? Large FFT?
    Sometimes a system will pass 8 - 12 hours of Prime95 blend test, but might fail when doing extended tests when using the Small and/or Large FFT tests. I run all three tests for 12 -24 hours each before I consider my system to be stable. I've seen a fair number of posts where people consider their systems to be stable if Prime95 runs error free for only 1 -3 hours.

    Part of your problem might be related to VTT (cpu termination) being too low. With your G.Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPI 2x2GB memory, MCH Core voltage might need to be a bit higher or possibly lower.
    I've subscribed to your existing thread.
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    Wink Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    Hi, Everyone.

    Just an update. I think my vcard was the culprit after all. Seems that it wasn't getting enough juice whenever I run graphics-intensive apps (e.g., games). From some other forums, I learned that on the galaxy 9800gt, you simply switch the pin to the 2-3 position to get a sort of volt mod (see my pic below), which I did. Also, seeing some other guy solve a similar problem by OCing his vcard a bit, I thought I might as well do so. And, boy, did I DID SO!!! Now my rig's stable as a rock!

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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    I'm using Deepcool V4000 (not sure if it's selling in the Europe/US, but it's a big hit here in the Philippines @ about $50) on my vcard, btw. Below is the progress I've made. I've even bought a new pair of rams w/ bigger capacities and bumped my proc a bit to 3.6ghz. Now I'm really gaming big time! I never thought that my low/mid-system will get this far! Thanks for all those who posted. I sure wish herbals is reading this and helps him. Bye for now.
    Gigabyte GA G31M-ES2C rev1.1 F8 bios
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8Ghz (OC'd to: 3.5Ghz; cooling: Coolermaster V8)
    2 x 1GB Kingston DDR2-800 (KVR800D2N6)
    500GB Seagate SATA 7200.11
    Galaxy 9800GT
    (stock; cooling: Deepcool v4000)
    Cougar CM 700W
    3 x 12cm chassis fans

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