So, I had my PC upgraded. Ever since the CPU has been running hot. Basic use(internet, youtube, downloading.) can hit 50c.
Gaming pushes the CPU to near it's max temp(~62c) pretty fast. I stop what I am doing when I notice it hitting 60.
My wife and I had the same system pre-upgrade. Her CPU hit a high point of 42c from basic use.
All other temps are regular.
Other than that, the PC has been crashing frequently. Blue Screen / Memory dump.
The CPU temp does not have to be near max for this to happen.
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
HD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
DVD: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 G PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit
As for the BSOD... Your info is pretty much 'Hey, I have an error! Help me'. So... Could you give us more information about your BSOD? If not, a link to your mem dump would be appreciated (in PM preferably).
Thanks. The friend who changed the stuff out said he changed the paste when I took it back and complained.
He may be using the whole tube of Arctic Silver when he does it. That could cause the overheating?
I'll bead it myself and see if that helps.
When I get home, I'll run the PC until the BS happens again.
Just a tiny drop of thermal paste is enough on modern CPUs. (actually, this reminds me that I had a weird as **** dream last night about thermal paste. :|)
Too much should not cause overheating in normal scenarios.
Your minidumps are located in C:\Windows\Minidump and those hold all the info about your BSOD. If I get one of those, it'd be nice.
Well. It blue screened before I got to try those steps and I haven't been able to boot it back up in any mode.
Here are the blue screen errors.
In laymans terms... The cache manager and a lot of driver BSODs tell us that your HDD is near dead. A couple of others also hint that your RAM might be faulty as well.
Use memtest to test your RAM for errors. This will take several hours to completely test your RAM. If that's fine, download gparted and do a SMART-test on your HDD that's in the gparted app.
Both require a USB drive and completely bypass your HDD up to the point you want to do something with it.