Hello, I have recently upgraded some of my PC rig. Here are my specs:
AMD FX 8320 3.5/4.0ghz (Stock cooler)
Asrock 990fx extreme 3 motherboard
8gb DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Balistix RAM (2 x 4gb)
nVidia GT 430
Corsiar CX750 PSU
Samsung 1TB Sata 2 HDD
Cooler master Elite 430 case
I had finished putting this together today and had a match of League of Legends. Which can be pretty demanding, and my CPU fan starts to whine, pretty loud. After tabbing out to open Core Temp to find out why it was so loud I get blue screened. I don't know if Core Temp is the culprit because my friend has a similar rig with better graphics but has a AMD FX 8120 which runs at a lower frequency but he has blue screened a lot during games for no reason whatsoever. I am asking now because I have the feeling that it will happen again.
What would cause this, is it overheating? I hear stock AMD fans are pretty terrible and don't cool well and I never had any money left to get the fan I wanted get (http://) I am scared that it may damage my PC if I let it happen so I would like some suggestions on how to prevent it and what cooler I should get. I may consider water cooling. Thanks in advance
After running the diagnostic tools mentioned above, download hwmonitor and have it run in the background while playing League of Legends for an hour or so. That or run Prime95. If you find your cpu temps breaking the 60 degree mark, it might be a good idea to invest in an after-market cooler.