This.superjawes wrote:Not to discourage aftermarket CPU coolers, but unless you're overclocking, you shouldn't be having issues with game crashes or temp warnings. Take anotherengineer's advice and check for dust, hair, etc. Make sure your case fans are working and pointed in the right direction and that your case has plenty of room at the intakes/exhausts to exchange air. You might also take a peek inside when you boot to make sure the fan is spinning.
just brew it! wrote:
Yes, the Cooler Master tower-style heatpipe coolers are excellent bang for the buck. Effective cooling, relatively quiet, and affordable. What more could you want?
I replace my AMD stock coolers with the Hyper 212 Evo's little brother, the Hyper TX3. It is much quieter than the stock fan, and will keep even an 8-core FX within thermal specs at stock clocks (though the fan does become audible if you load up all of the cores 100%).
Chrispy_ wrote:I'll agree the motherboard is a strong candidate for replacement but since you have two identical systems, swap one component at a time until the problem migrates to the other machine. Whatever component you last transferred is the culprit.
truearrow wrote:Should I use my rig as the "known working rig" and swap his suspect components into my PC in an attempt to reproduce the failure - Or should I go the other direction and swap my "known working components" into his suspect rig and see if I can stabilize the system to work with a game and thereby identify the culprit component?