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Installed a CPU Cooler getting BSOD now

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June 25, 2013 10:00:44 PM

Today I switched my current stock fan to a Cooler Master H520, the instructions were not very well detailed but I managed. I had to remove my motherboard in order to install the backplates behind the motherboard for I could mount the Cooler.

Before I started to work inside my computer I tried to discharge myself by plugging in the power supply and make sure its off.

After I installed everything I booted my pc and everything was good, until I ran my usual games and Chrome...

Shockwave was constantly crashing my games instantly crashed and then I got a BSOD.

I'm worried that I might have damaged a hardware component. I checked all my drivers for updates and updated all of them including my graphics card.


SPECS:
ASUS P7H55-M LX
Intel i3 550 Dual Core
GTS 450 Graphics Card
4GiGs of RAM


Additional info: I removed everything from my motherboard while I was installing the cooler. I tried to re-install my OS and I got an error saying that an error occurred and it backed up.


UPDATE#1: The Shockwave problems have stopped occurring but all my games crash constantly.


I really appreciate the help thanks.

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June 25, 2013 10:05:37 PM

Have you tried cleaning them before putting them all back in place? Have you forgotten about the thermal paste? This looks like an overheating issue.
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June 25, 2013 10:10:19 PM

Yes I did applied a small amount of thermal paste in the center of the cpu and let the pressure of the CPU and Cooler spread it.

I'm currently checking my temps and they are 10-20C lower than my stock fan. I highly doubt its the temp


Current temp while browsing the net = 25C

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June 25, 2013 10:13:30 PM

Download and run OCCT to test your system under load
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June 25, 2013 10:13:48 PM

Hmm checked the ram temps?
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June 25, 2013 10:15:33 PM

Should I use prime95 ?
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June 25, 2013 10:17:24 PM

No, use hwmonitor. donwload it. I think it's an overheating issue because it occurs after a minute or so when under load (like gaming).
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June 25, 2013 10:23:28 PM

I got OCCT up and running its set at 1hour CPU is currently at 100% usage.
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June 25, 2013 10:25:09 PM

Oh damn, look at your 12+ rail. It's only providing 6volts!! Half of what it's supposed to give. It might even be your PSU not providing enough juice. I'm just not sure if that's correct because hw monitoring sf are sometimes not accurate. Try using a voltage meter.
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June 26, 2013 9:09:05 AM

Hmm, check your motheboard for bent pins or anything broken. I've seen some BSOD solved threads of people saying that they found a broken pin or something out of place.
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June 26, 2013 9:25:22 AM

I don't understand my temps were higher with the stock fan and now I'm getting these errors I have a gut feeling that I damaged my motherboard...
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June 26, 2013 10:56:05 AM

Look, same result. It's just giving only 6v juice, it's supposed to be around 10 to 11. Are you sure you've hooked up the cpu power correctly?
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June 26, 2013 12:08:56 PM

Hm, I'm noticing my COM2 slot is not connected on my motherboard but I do not remember having it connected before.

I'm still looking around my motherboard to see if everything is connected

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My PSU is Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply for those wondering I purchased it 2.5years ago

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June 26, 2013 2:17:02 PM

Yes that's normal. Can you double check if you've connected the correct CPU power source from the PSU.
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June 26, 2013 2:30:58 PM

Yea, that's the correct one... Hmmm I can see you have connected the correct ones, with the 24pin for atx power, gpu power, and cpu power. Idk man.. Goodluck.. SOrry can't help..
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June 26, 2013 2:32:14 PM

adimeister said:
Yea, that's the correct one... Hmmm I can see you have connected the correct ones, with the 24pin for atx power, gpu power, and cpu power. Idk man.. Goodluck.. SOrry can't help..



Alright thanks I'll get a new PSU to see if that solves anything thanks for your time.
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June 26, 2013 2:35:38 PM

Don't buy right away, try to borrow first.
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