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Blue Screen of Death

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May 24, 2013 10:34:19 PM

Okay guys here's the problem,

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:bounce: 

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May 24, 2013 10:52:44 PM

Starting with a guess that cpu may be overheating is the right approach as there is a good chance that you've not installed the HSF properly while rebuilding the system.

monitor temps using a reliable temp monitor program like core temp or speedfan and see if you really are getting temp spikes while running a game.

Yes the psu could be a potential candidate for suspicion coz I am inclined toward assuming that it's also an iball.

let us know how the temp are with load.
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May 25, 2013 3:40:09 AM

satyamdubey said:
Starting with a guess that cpu may be overheating is the right approach as there is a good chance that you've not installed the HSF properly while rebuilding the system.

monitor temps using a reliable temp monitor program like core temp or speedfan and see if you really are getting temp spikes while running a game.

Yes the psu could be a potential candidate for suspicion coz I am inclined toward assuming that it's also an iball.

let us know how the temp are with load.


The temperature seems to be at 80 degree C (that too while not playing). I'm planning to buy a Cooler Master heatsink as well as change the cabinet.

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May 25, 2013 5:26:36 AM

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.
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