I'm having trouble with my computer and it might be tied to my recently new Cooler Master Sideon CPU cooler.
Last night when I was playing ARMA II, I heard my CPU fan start spinning at very high RPM. I alt tabbed out and glimpsed at my system tray where Core temp resides, it stated I was at 177* F then crashed.
I tried booting it up, I got past the BIOS menu then 30 seconds into the windows boot it crashed.
Tried it two more times same result within 30 minutes.
So far I've :
1) Tried a cold boot after 2 hours. (3 times)
2) Removed water cooler then reapplied thermal paste.
After re-installing water cooler the time after turning on just extended time where I could log in and access desktop for 1-2 minutes while monitoring CPU temp before crash.
Currently in the process of putting on a new CPU cooler.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU cooler
ASUS M5A7BL-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3-133 Memory
Western Digital Caviar blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal hard drive
MSI Radeon R9 270 TWIN FROZR Video Card
Kingwin-450W ATX Power supply
WIN 7 Home premium 64 bit