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Computer freezes when starting games or other high CPU usage software. Fix?

Whenever I open a game, no matter how demanding the game is, after it gets into a match it will freeze. It does not happen on browsers, but no matter what game from any publisher it will crash.

Video card: Radeon r9 780x
Processor: 8 core 5.0 GHz
RAM: 8 gigs DDR3

This also started to happen after my processor overheating one time, then after that I installed some programs to adjust my fan speed so it wouldnt do it again and launched a game and now every game causes my computer to freeze. I also got a CPU test to see if it was a heat damage problem and the computer froze then too. I also got something called CPU-z which is a CPU identifier and it said their are 8 cores in my processor of my 8 core processor so no core is not working so I dont know what damage is done or if it is the processor.
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  1. Perhaps your CPU clock is too high lol. Once I had a Phenom II that done that on 4.x ghz so I just lowered it a bit and it worked again.
  2. chris_igz said:
    Perhaps your CPU clock is too high lol. Once I had a Phenom II that done that on 4.x ghz so I just lowered it a bit and it worked again.


    How exactly would I lower it?
  3. If you hit the Delete key on restart it should (can be different on different motherboards) bring up the BIOS screen. From that screen you will find CPU frequency and voltage controls etc, there you will be able to change values to higher or lower depending on what you need. I would Google some tutorials or something first to get the hang of it first if you haven't done it before, it's really easy once you get used to it and can be quite fun muddling around with that stuff :)
  4. chris_igz said:
    If you hit the Delete key on restart it should (can be different on different motherboards) bring up the BIOS screen. From that screen you will find CPU frequency and voltage controls etc, there you will be able to change values to higher or lower depending on what you need. I would Google some tutorials or something first to get the hang of it first if you haven't done it before, it's really easy once you get used to it and can be quite fun muddling around with that stuff :)


    I have found exactly that but it just gives the stats you cant change them... Also it had the intended speed and amount of cores running that was said when I bought it, so does that mean their is no CPU damage? I just want to know if their is no damage to know if I have to buy a new one or not. But I still need that solution too :)
  5. Generally I find that freezing of your PC when your CPU is that high clocked is either overheating or not running enough voltage to keep the frequency alive lol. Also if your CPU is damaged it could be doing that also.
  6. chris_igz said:
    Generally I find that freezing of your PC when your CPU is that high clocked is either overheating or not running enough voltage to keep the frequency alive lol. Also if your CPU is damaged it could be doing that also.


    it worked for a week and after overheating it started doing this.
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    I would say if it was fine then overheated and now it's freezing it may have been partially fried. Take it back to where you got it from and get them to test/look at it then see what your options are from there, other than that I have no more insight into what it may be, sorry man.
  8. chris_igz said:
    I would say if it was fine then overheated and now it's freezing it may have been partially fried. Take it back to where you got it from and get them to test/look at it then see what your options are from there, other than that I have no more insight into what it may be, sorry man.

    Ok. I just had some hope it was a different problem since all 8 cores are working and all the speed is as it was originally so I thought since nothing changed on the statsit may not be fried.
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