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cunder01

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Hello all:

I have had my Alienware M11x (full spec below) for about 2 months now, and I've been experiencing rather frequent system crashes. In particular, it seems to crash whenever I'm using the Blizzard Downloader, but it does crash at random other times. I've done nothing to the hardware except upgraded the memory. I've made sure all the drivers are as up to date as possible, I've run virus/malware scans, defragged the harddrive, run a memory check (reported clean), run a disk check (also reported clean), defragged and cleaned the registry (with AUSlogics), and uninstalled every extra piece of software (that I myself installed).

If someone could help me figure out what was wrong, I'd be very grateful.

Alienware M11x
Genuine Intel® CPU U7300 @ 1.30GHz, overclocked to 1.73GHz
4gb RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
1GB NVIDIA GT335M GeForce
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I think it is something to do with the overclock. Since then, have you noticed it heating up, and are you sure the RAM is compatible with the new processor speed?
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Did this start when you started to overclock?
Overclocking will cause issues especially temperature which will cause freezing, lock ups and shutdowns.

I would 1st get rid of the over clocking and see what happens.
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