Good afternoon. I'm looking for closure on whether my CPU is stable or I should just simply get t replaced, which is easily an option.
I recently purchased a new build with an AMD FX 8350. I had it running with the stock heat sink for a few days before receiving my water loop which I installed this weekend. During the uninstall process though, I ripped the cpu out with the heat sink and bent 3 pins, I successfully corrected the pins and installed the water loop to a good working computer. Me being concerned about my cpu performance though, I ran Prime95 for about 4 hours and received 1 hardware failure or error in the process. Then I ran a burn in test by Sandra SiSoftware but is hard to say was successful or anything because I'm not sure how to check the results, I ran it for about an hour. It seemed to be more stressful on my computer than Prime95, making it almost unusable the whole time. But all in all, I never had any crashes or bad issues even if I didn't run them both that long but I'm still a bit concerned if I should just simply get the cpu replaced and possibly my motherboard as well.
Also, another reason I'm concerned is because there are few things within my computer that are sketchy and I'm not sure were there before the recent upgrade. For example, I have errors in my Task Scheduler and a couple other system/administrative programs and throughout the weekend, the system froze a few times for a good few seconds while simply going through files and non-stressful tasks. Would this mainly be operating system related and should I just try reinstalling windows?
Like I said, just looking for some closure because my build is pretty costly for me and don't want to settle with a defective component. The errors in my operating system could just be the root of my paranoia though. Thanks guys.
P.S. I don't game or video edit.
Edited by Slim Nelson, 03 May 2015 - 05:43 PM.