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CPU problem i think

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#1 Nvy


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:10 PM



I run a pc with these components: 


Memory: Kingston 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM HyperX Blu  -> 4 of them


HDD: HDD WD Blue, 1TB, 64MB, 7200rpm, SATA 3


Power thingy : Inter-Tech Combat Power 650W


CPU: AMD FX X8 8350, 4000MHz, 16MB, socket AM3+, Box


Video board: AMD FX X8 8350, 4000MHz, 16MB, socket AM3+, Box


Motherboard: Asus M5A99X-EVO R2.0, Socket AM3+


I recently installed all drivers from the asus motherboard on their site, the nvidia driver and some other little things





Hmm, where should i start



I had a win 7 x32 with 8 gb of ram. I realised only after that win x32 uses 3.5g rams and i needed more for streaming games with twitch.tv, so I bought 4 more ram boards.


I just reinstalled my windows, i installed a cracked copy since couldnt find my original. After installing the windows, i plugged the rams in.

At system information, i have 16.0GB  installed physical memory and only 11.9GB available physical memory.


Why is that?



After reinstaling the windows, whenever i try to stream my games with OBS ( open broadcaster software) my pc does smth stupid like restart or give me a blue screen. 

Right before doing that, i hear a fan in the pc going crazy. That's the cpu fan. The cpu fan was sometimes going crazy before, but didnt restart for a while now.

I've also had this problem when i got the pc ( 4-5 months ago) and installed the first windows (cracked also) ; i can't remember how i fixed it, don't even know if i fixed it or it fixed itself but it did pretty much the same thing, crash pc+ restart while ingame playing League of Legends; 


I recently installed a CPU core temp monitor software which can show me the cpu temp while in windows, not only in bios, and i see it going crazy even without games open.

Last time it restarted, the CPU temperature in bios right after restart was 70 degrees celsius, probably cooled from 90 ( core temp tells me that 90 is the max it can go to )


So, basically, my question is : why is my cpu overheating so much? The 2 times it crashed i had open: League of Legends, OBS, Chrome with some music and maybe another tab.

I am going to test the RAMs tomorrow with memtest86+, dunno if the rams could be bad, i got 2 of them refurbished.



Is there any way i can see if this windows is good?

The C://Windows folder seems a bit too crowded:




Thanks for taking the time to read all this, i would really need some help if anyone has any ideeas ^^

Edited by Nvy, 13 February 2014 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:18 PM


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

Check in your bios to confirm that you can only see 11.9gb of ram, if in bios you do not see 16gb then one of your sticks or ram slots is likely bad. I suspect it is one of the ram sticks or the slot (not the cpu) because if 3 sticks work and you have 4 slots total, both cpu channels must be working (2 channels 2 sticks per channel) if 3 sticks work then 2 channels must work.


Running Memtest86 will test the sticks seen at a bios level 11.9gb is 3 sticks so the other will not be tested. First you need to figure out why 1 of the sticks is not showing up and either remove it or re-seat it, if it is not showing up after re-seating, remove it and leave it out... Then run memtest.


As for the heat issue: double check that you put the cooler on correctly and also have thermal compound on it. If you used the stock cpu cooler (fan) it should have had the compound already on the heat sync.

Edited by zingo156, 14 February 2014 - 02:25 PM.

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