CPU: Intel Q9450, 2.66GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz Corsair DHX2, 4-
4-4-12 running at 5-5-5-15
Motherboard: MSI P7N Diamond 780i
Graphics Card: nVidia 9800GX2 (stock,
OEM), latest drivers.
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate RTM,
fresh install. (Installed: Avast! MSN, Steam, Firefox)
Whenever I run a game, it always freezes after a few
minutes. It has:
-no error message
It simply freezes. I previously RMA'd the CPU
because I was sure a Temp. sensor was stuck, but
OcUK simply returned it saying it had passed a 54
hour Prime95 test with no issues.
I've run MemTest on the RAM, and it passed 4 times
in a row, no issues.
I'm certain the GPU isn't overheating, I had played
Crysis before the CPU upgrade (from an E8400) and it
hit 70C without freezing or anything.
Now before I run Prime95 and prepare to shout at
OcUK, can you guys recommend anything for me to
I'm planning to:
-If it freezes, install E8400.
-If it doesn't freeze, call OcUK.
-If it does freeze, could it be the MoBo?
I'd rather not reinstall the E8400 because I have a
Noctua NH-U12P, which is quite cumbersome to