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New Build, Overheating CPU

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#1 furby13


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:21 PM

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21 Jan 2015 @ 09:16
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz: 
34 °C
Sandy Bridge-E 32nm Technology
24.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz (9-9-9-24)
29 °C
VN279 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (ASUStek Computer Inc): 
33 °C
3726GB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 (SATA): 
30 °C
Optical Drives
C-Media PCI Audio Device
254.pngOperating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Computer type: Desktop
PCU: Antec HCP Platinum 1000w Continuous


5 120mm case fans, 1 290mm case fan, 1 large heatsink/120mm CPU cooler


Large case


All new parts from a reputable online dealer, except the sound card which was just a last minute retail store pick up.



I built the system approx. 8 months ago, but for one reason or another I never got around to doing anything on it besides playing minesweeper on it for about 5 months,( health/work/family/you name it.) When I finally got around to doing anything substantial I quickly learned that anything that would require much processing power was always making my computer crash/power off. Computer would attempt to restart, but there is no video. So I have to press the power button until it shuts off, then switch the PCU off for 30 to 35 min before the system can be turned back on as normal. The mobo's problem indicator LED comes on when system crashes and will stay on indefinitely until the aforementioned power cycling. I built the system for gaming, so the vast majority of anything I have used is games. My first thought for whatever reason was software issues, but after all the scanning and registry cleaning and such, problem persists. Next was video card, three different new cards 2 NVidia 1 ati that all performed well in a friends system with no problems. Did some digging into my computer and came across some kind of log that showed I was having CPU overheating, so replaced heat sink/ fan. Idle CPU temp. dropped about 3c. Idle temp now hovers around 34c. From what I have been able to see by the occasional game minimize to look at the CPUID temp, the temp hovers around 50c but the computer will inevitably crash anyways. I honestly know very little and I have no idea about how to fix my computer. I don't have much money and it took me almost three years to save up to be able to build my computer, so having to shell out money for a fix has to mean that it will actually "fix" the problem. I keep my computer clean, always checking for dust and cleaning as needed. I've read about people saying that Intel used a poor process with thermal in the Sandy Bridge-E and that they were having overheating failures, but I don't know about authenticity. Please help this goober.

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