System Freezes While Under Load

  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    System Freezes While Under Load

    (This isn't a BSOD situation, but I can't find a forum section for system freezes)

    I have an i7-5820K overclocked to 4.2GHz as well as two GTX 980s in SLI. Occasionally while gaming, the system will lock up and will not respond until I shut down the computer either by turning off the power supply or holding the power button. I asked around about this issue, and some suggested that I turn up the CPU voltage. My overclock was stable throughout an IntelBurnTest session, but I decided I'd give it a try anyway. I started at 1.15v and every time the computer froze I restarted it and turned the voltage up a little. I'm now at 1.19v.

    Is this a CPU voltage issue? I know there is not a lot of information to work with, but I'm not sure what other information to give. No components get too hot (CPU doesn't really go over 75C when under extreme load and GPUs top out at the hard-coded max safe temp of 80C), so I wouldn't think overheating is an issue. This issue also occurred when I only had one 980.

    If the system locks up again, I'll turn off the overclock and see what happens. If it still locks up, I'll move some GPUs around.
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  2. Posts : 382
    Windows 10 Home

    Hello Captain,

    please if you need us to help you, you'll need to help us by doing this tutorial:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions

    Cheers /Boris :)
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