Recently i upgraded my CPU fully from 2 gigs of DDR2 RAM to 4, Nvidia Ge-Force 8400GS to GTX 460, AMD Athlon II X2 5200+ to AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.4 Ghz. Upgraded the motherboard as well but don't remember the name. The cabinet is iBall and the heat sink sucks (I'm guessing I need to change that to solve the issue). Anyway I installed Alan Wake on me PC and started playing it with all settings set to max and the game running smooth as butter. But 5 mins into the game and the monitor suddenly showed the blue screen of death and then restarted. I tried playing another game (NFS: The Run) and just like before it crashed showing the blue screen. I think the problem is because of the overheating of the CPU. I need some way to cool down the temperature of the CPU and I think buying a new Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler will do the job. Of course, I dunno if overheating is the problem as it's just a wild guess. Please help me out here guys
yes that's way higher than idle temp range. Depending on your ambient temps, your cpu should only be around 5-6C higher while idling. At 30-32 C ambient, my sandy i5 stays at 36-37 C idling. A hyper 212 evo would be a good choice. It will come with thermal compound. Go for a medium range corsair psu which is around 500W and you'd be free of all the hassle.