So I decided to try Prime95 on my computer and I was watching the temperature of the CPU. When it was idle, it was around 55 degrees C and when I started the test, the CPU temperature went up to about 90-92 degrees C and then I got an ugly blue screen of death. It could be the CPU or the RAM as both were supposed to be tested I believe. This PC is about 2-3 years old I believe and I built it myself.
Everything is stock and nothing is overclocked and room temperature is fairly cool. I wanted to know if this is probably a problem with my RAM or my CPU and how I can fix it. Occasionally when I'm gaming, I get a blue screen of death too and I haven't been able to figure out why.
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Thanks in advance.
I did it a second time and chose the option where RAM is not tested much and it's probably the CPU. It went to 95 degrees and then blue screen of death. Does this mean it's overheating? And how should I go about solving this problem? I'm using the stock cooler but I didn't overclock so I thought I would be fine and I kind of have been fine for the past 2 years or so. Maybe my thermal paste needs to be replaced? Any opinions would be great.
Yeah, either way I think the temperature is way too high. I'm a little tight on money so I don't think I can get a good heatsink at the moment but I'll try to re-apply thermal paste when I get the chance. Thanks.
Actually, I was wondering how much a good heatsink for my processor would be? I wouldn't mind buying one if it's not that expensive. If I do buy one, I'd like to do some overclocking though. How much would one typically range and where would I be able to get one?
Can i ask why you are trying to heat up your CPU till it melts? seems to me that Prime95 is doing what its meant to do - just running your system flat out. your over heat can happen with Prime95 its in the instructions.
so why are you running it. are you testing your system? have you had a problem, that you think testing is going to help resolve some sort of issue?
Run mem86 to test ram but do it from a USB/cd romm boot disk to remove windows from the possible cause of the errors.