USB devices are dropping out.

After overclocking my CPU I've noticed that my USB devices are dropping out quite frequently in certain games. I'm currently using AI Suite 3 to overclock, it's been very steady so far but only in certain games will my USB devices cut out briefly.

I've overclocked manually before and had the same problem, without the overclock it seems okay so i'm wondering if it's a power problem. My rig is:

5960X @ 4.2GHz
1080Ti
32GB Ram
Corsair AX1200i PSU

The power supply should be efficient from what I know, i'm baffled that it's causing this. The USB devices (mouse, keyboard and headset) all die out, the lights drop out and become unresponsive. After a few moments they kick back and work only to die out at random moments later. Playing Rainbow Six: Siege, it happens fairly often ~ every 3-4 minutes. I've updated my drivers, reinstalled the USB controllers, checked my overclock... it's baffling.

Any ideas?
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  1. basically, it means your OC is unstable

    it can manifest itself in numerous ways, not just crashes, bsod or boot failures, but also the system not behaving properly... like usb issues

    either bump the cpu voltage up slightly, or drop your multiplier a little

    also, I always recommend manual bios overclocking over software solutions
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  2. blockhead78 said:
    basically, it means your OC is unstable

    it can manifest itself in numerous ways, not just crashes, bsod or boot failures, but also the system not behaving properly... like usb issues

    either bump the cpu voltage up slightly, or drop your multiplier a little

    also, I always recommend manual bios overclocking over software solutions


    Hmm. It's strange that I've done a manual overclock and the same thing happened. Perhaps this chip is the a failure of the silicon lottery...
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  3. it would suggest that the manual OC was not quite fully stable either

    probably best to set everything back to default in the bios and start over

    like you said, your CPU might not be a great overclocker, but no harm in trying again from scratch

    and with any OCing, always make sure your bios is up to date
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  4. blockhead78 said:
    it would suggest that the manual OC was not quite fully stable either

    probably best to set everything back to default in the bios and start over

    like you said, your CPU might not be a great overclocker, but no harm in trying again from scratch

    and with any OCing, always make sure your bios is up to date


    Thanks man, yeah, probably true. I've downloaded the latest bios and have had installed for a short while now but issues still cropping up. I think I'm going to fresh install everything and start from scratch with the overclock included. Thank you.
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