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Old 11-24-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Dual core vs. Quad core

I have a phenom ii x2 555 be and I'm able to overclock it at a stable 4.2 ghz; stock it is 3.2. But when playing far cry 4 and the evil within everything plays fine but then my computer shuts down. It happens at different times I've played for 45 minutes to 2 hours. The temps all check out fine they never go above 45c on my cpu or gpu with fans under 40% power. My question is; does the number of cores play a role in this and why, if I can run the processor at the same speed of newer models?

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Old 11-24-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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It could be your power draw, when you overclock (if you up the voltage I think) the power draw of your cpu goes up now if your power supply can't handle this your pc will shut down


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Yeah i recently reduced my overclock 200 mhz for the same reason. Try messing with the Vcore (as rowcom stated) or just reduce the overclock a little.
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I have a corsair tx850 psu.

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Ok now I have no clue how many devices do you have plugged into the same wall socket your pc is on because In England you can only put 2000w over a single plug


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Probably a voltage issue, most CPUs you can push a little with next to no temperature or voltage increase. However, it's the law of diminishing returns, you'll start to need a lot more power (thus more heat) for smaller gains. Probably worth lowering the clock speed like previously mentioned!
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