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I've overclocked before but this is a stumper...

Hello Everyone! I'm trying to overclock my AMD 8350. It's not listed in my specs, but I also have a Hyper 212 Evo cooler. Typically I've tested settings in AMD Overdrive and then adjusted in the bios once I've found a good setup. Today I was unable to get anything to work. I started with a basic 4.2 and everything went down. My video driver crashed and, when the display wasn't flickering, it would just throw me back to the lock screen. I upped the voltage to see if that would help and it didn't. I did an "autotune" and the software was able to push to a 4.4 at 1.4 volts (stock is 1.3), but when I hit the "apply settings" button it went back to the flickering. I went back to manual, increasing voltage, lowering the HT, etc but nothing worked. I've never had this kind of issue and I've even overclocked this system before. Any ideas?

MOBO: Asus M5A99X PRO R.2
RAM: Corsair Vengence 16gb (4x4gb) 1866
CPU: AMD 8350
GPU: XFX Radeon 480
PSU: OCZ 700W Modular
SDD: Kingston Hyper X 240gb
HDD: (Like I Remember) 1tb

THANKS!
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    OCZ hasn't been in the PSU market for many years. Likely the dielectric in the capacitors is worn out, meaning it can no longer effectively filter ripple.

    Replace PSU.
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