And ya your cpu douse seems to be supported by the GA-970A-UD3P or so they claim and they have a lot of 125TDP cpus listed as supported as well, i find that odd that they made a mobo and clam its supports 125TDP cpu's but can't and will fry if you do.
were you read that its only good for 95TDP chips ?
Rome Total War, old game for winxp directx 9b hehe, i remember it well and its a single threaded game, funny that crashed your computer, its not like the game was taxing the system hard or anything, i still like the first medieval total war, after that the total war games i find became to rpg like.
How many times did you try to run the game and how many other games did you try, we talking all old games for directx 9 ?
could you list the software you use that crashes the system.
Ps whats the vdroop on your system when it comes to the cpu?
As well i was thinking have you installed any updates to win10 or are we talking a clean install with out updates, one patch from M$ that's unstable and its over.
And ya you could try linux just for the hell of it, sadly i don't think it comes with any burn in software and you can't install anything unless the Os is installed i would think so i dont know how useful running it in live boot mode would be.
forgot to ask too you on a water cooling setup and if so how are your case fans ?
Edited by shadow_647, 25 December 2016 - 05:29 PM.