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Old July 7, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Default Help with 3570K OC

I have a i5-3570K with MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard. I am having trouble finding a stable OC past 4.2GHz at 1.2V core. I can push it to 4.4GHz at 1.2V and run prime95 or IntelBurnTest for 8 hours straight without problem. But once or twice in a week I'll just be browsing or just moving my mouse around and the system will freeze.

I can in increase voltage to 1.3V and still have the same problem. All stress testing passes but occasionally the PC will freeze when it's just idling. 4.2GHz at 1.2V is the only setting that is truly stable.

Is it just my chip's limitation or is there something I can try to achieve better OC? I just find it strange that I can pass all stress testing programs but not the "casual use for a few days" test...
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