I am almost 100% sure this isn't an overheating problem, as I monitor my CPU temp and have fixed it about a month ago when it was overheating. I've been gaming tonight and what will happen is 5 mins in my computer will freeze. So I reboot, except it doesn't even load to the point where I can get into BIOS. All I see is a black/blank screen and my computer (through speakers) telling me something along the lines of "hooked and failed CPU tag". I'm sure that is not what it is saying, but the word "CPU" is kind of clear. Everything else isn't as it's hard to make out what it keeps repeating over and over. How do I fix this? I turn off my computer and turn the power switch off for a few minutes. I then turn it back on and it would load up. This is what I did in the past and it has always worked and my comp wouldn't freeze up again. This time however it loaded and said that I failed to Overclock my CPU. Keep in mind I have never even attempted to OC my computer before, so this was strange. 2nd reboot asked me if I wanted to load windows in safe mode. 3rd time just went straight to windows. Can anyone please PLEASE help me trouble shoot this? I have no idea what is wrong as I'm not the greatest with computers. Thank you in advance to anyone who can provide any type of helpful advice!