So about 3 weeks ago my pc was plagued with a terrible noise coming from the liquid cooler, followed by very high CPU usage and temperatures.
About 2 weeks ago I downloaded Malwarebytes and Spybot: Search and Destroy. Next I cleaned all of my computer's fans (although it's primary cooler is liquid). It seemed that upon running some virus scans and restarting my PC, the horridly loud noise vanished, and my PC is quiet as a ghost.
Only half of the problem was fixed:
Now though, my PC seems to have the same issues with the CPU, but not loud noises. I am usually able to run several tabs with processes like HD videos streamed all at once with little stutter, but now watching a single 480p video slows my computer to a crawl. When running my computer for prolonged amounts of time or several processes, my PC even crashes and gives me a blue screen!
All I am looking to do is restore my PC to it's former glory. Any help is appreciated, I tried to make this is easy and detailed to help you guys out! Thank you all!
What Troubleshooting Has Taught me;
- My browser is not the issue
- There appears to be no more malware or viruses
- *IMPOTANT*CPU's temperature appears to be the issue (High temp = slow PC)
- Videos are NOT the only things that are extremely slow
- No programs appear to be sucking up the CPU usage
- Power usage might be a factor?
EDIT: Here is the error report I get from WhoCrashedMyPC
On Sat 5/3/2014 2:17:59 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\050214-54288-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12A3B)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8004FA2028, 0xB2000000, 0x81000402)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.
Edited by Porfa, 02 May 2014 - 10:38 PM.