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26 Jul 2010  

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Cannot Shut Down Windows 7 Properly After Processor Overclock

Hello Everyone!

I have an interesting situation that I would like to run by you and get some help...
I have Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I have 6 GB DDR3 ram. I used to use an old Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33 ghz processor. No problems. Installed a Core 2 Duo processor at 3.00 ghz to help with games and loading times, etc. After boot, had no problems. Went into BIOS and overclocked the processor successfully to 3.7 ghz. Boots into windows without fail. Ran overclock stability tests, checked out fine, no errors. Ran several games for several hours, no problems. However, here is the problem: When I try to shut down or restart, the computer goes into the shut down screen and then appears to be trying to shut down and then just sits there indefinately. I walk away from the computer and come back later and the computer has rebooted and states that there was a BSOD and and error code. I thought it was maybe from the overclock and started bringing it down in speed. After the speed decrease, it would sucessfully shut down for 3 times and then on the 4th boot, it would not shut down correctly, thus starting the problem all over again. I have not yet brought it back down to the stock 3.00 ghz speed yet to see if that fixes it. I have researched that it is possibly a registry error. What are your thoughts on this issue. Please assist! Thanks in advance!

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