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

    Hi, Everyone.

    I'm still quite new to OCing but through these forums, I was able to OC my intel e7400 to 3.5Ghz on a Gigabyte ga g31m-es2c (please see my sig for all other HW specs). Cpu & videocard temps are good both on idle and at load; passed about 15hrs prime95 FTT, about 4hrs OCCT & 2hrs each of furmark & OCCT video stress testing. Any applications I throw at it, it handles them fine & haven't had a single hiccup.

    Problem is, whenever I game my rig randomly freezes (sometimes about 2mins or so into a game, others about 20mins-1hr), be it Warcraft-DOTA, NFS Shift or NBA 2K10. The problem is similar on all games, ie screen freezes, all input devices are unresponsive, the sound loops & I'm forced to hard reboot my rig. I'm using F8 bios, latest chipset & realtek HD audio drivers from gigabyte's support site. For the video card, I'm using 178.24 drivers as I've been advised to stay away from the latest (180 or 190 series) drivers as they only add more problems than they solve. I use Driversweeper whenever I uninstall/install HW drivers.

    What could be wrong, guys? Something wrong with my OC? I hope someone could help me out. Got some screenies here to better identify the problem. Sorry for the long post. TIA!

    my BIOS settings:
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    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [10] 
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [333] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100] <----tried up to 105
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled] <----unavailable
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]
    
    CAS Latency Time________________ 6
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 6
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______6
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 18
    
    <----following all on AUTO, start 
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ 
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ 
    Read to Precharge Delay__________
    Static tRead Value_______________
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]
    end of 'all on AUTO'---->
    
    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.1V] 
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V] <----unavailable
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.2V] <----tried [+0.1V] with DeOverVoltage @ [0.00V]
    FSB DeOverVoltage Control___ [-0.05V] 
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V] <----unavailable
    
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.30] <----1.28 on windows/idle, 1.26 on load
    
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled]
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Disabled]
    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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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    my memory timings:

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    I've also placed a fan on my northbridge just for good measure. I'll try to post pictures of this and snapshots of my system temps and voltages later.
    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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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    BTW, here's what I did to my northbridge. Any one can help me out here please?
    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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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    Geforce 182.50 drivers work fine with my P35-DS3L setup.
    Geforce 175.16 work fine with my N650SLI-DS4 system.
    Both systems have 7600GT video cards.

    See if you have any problems running Furmark benchmark/stress test.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Stable OC But Random Freeze In-Game/s, Please Help

    Why don't you try upping the vCORE a bit higher and see what happens...
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    @profJim: So you think it's a driver issue & not with my OC? I think I already tried 182.5 drivers but I was able to play games longer with my current drivers than that. As for earlier ones, I think I'll give that a go. Any comments on my memory timings? Nothing out of this world perhaps?

    @Mack27: I already tried 1.325v but I still encounter the same problems. Went back to 1.3v as I may just be heating things up unnecessarily. Any other suggestions?

    I'm beginning to think I have bad vcard. Oh my...
    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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    FSB OverVoltage Control = +0.2 seems awfully high with 2x1GB of 800MHz running at 666MHz. Even though your system passes extended stability stress tests with your current settings, your system might still be stable with 0.0 or +0.1 volts. I've seen FSB DeOverVoltage Control with some other GB mobos, but I don't know what it does.

    For your next screen-shot, include Memset, and be sure to click on the ">>" and SPD tabs. Also include the CoreTemp screen which will include the stock CPU VID information. If you have EasyTune 5 on your system, you can include the advanced tuning screen that includes cpu and memory speeds, along with some of the voltage settings for your system.

    You can run multiple instances of cpuz at one time, so a single "Print Scrn" image can include all of these displays. If you place all of the display windows next to each other, you can crop the unused portion of the screen so that the posted image will be smaller.

    You should run HWmonitor or a similar program that displays voltages and temperatures on your system. If you then run an extended Furmark test in a medium sized window, you can then watch the temperatures and voltages to see if anything is out of line.

    On my system, video card temperatures rise up to 70 - 75 degrees or higher when running Furmark. In full screen mode, temps go a bit higher. My normal video card temperature is 45 degrees.

    I assume that you haven't overclocked your video card. Yes? No?
    Can you borrow another video card to test with?
    You might want to try the 18x.xx drivers to see if it helps.

    Here is sample screen-shot with multiple information windows displayed.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxq View Post
    @profJim: So you think it's a driver issue & not with my OC? I think I already tried 182.5 drivers but I was able to play games longer with my current drivers than that. As for earlier ones, I think I'll give that a go. Any comments on my memory timings? Nothing out of this world perhaps?

    @Mack27: I already tried 1.325v but I still encounter the same problems. Went back to 1.3v as I may just be heating things up unnecessarily. Any other suggestions?

    I'm beginning to think I have bad vcard. Oh my...
    a good tip is to remove your gpu fan and heatsink and wipe off the cheap gunk the factory applies and put some mx2 or arctic silver paste on there it will lower temps a good 5-10c
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    Video card cooling is already aftermarket, as the temps below attest. I also reduced FSB overvoltage to +0.1v. Here are the results of memset & my temps at idle and at load (5-10mins into prime95 & furmark). Is there anything wrong with my memory timings before I go testing other versions of video card drivers?
    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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