A few weeks ago the desktop that I built about 3.5 years ago was having a lot of strange issues. First of all, I was getting cpu fan failure error. Secondly, the pc was crashing due to blue screens. I replaced the fan to solve the first issue and after some google research I replaced the ram which solve the second. The problems didn't stop there though. Something was causing my pc to use near 100% disk and cpu usage. I had to disable some background programs such as windowsearch and superfetch. That solved that but I never had that issue before with my pc.
However, I'm concerned with the high cpu fan rpm. I was getting 48C temps and 1300 rpm cpu fan. The second time I reinstalled the cpu cooler, which is a cooler master hyper 212 plus, I probably applied too much thermal paste so I reinstalled it for the third time. This time I was very careful with how much thermal paste I applied. Temps improved to 45C but the fan is still at 1300rpm. I'm watching the bios screen and the temps slowly go up from 30C to 45C in about 10 minutes. As I was installing the heatsink it did slide back and forth a little bit but only by a couple millimeters. And I did correct it.
What could be causing all these problems? Could it be a software or hardware problem? Have I somehow installed the cooler incorrectly? Is it just a coincidence they all occurred at the same time? My antivirus program came up with nothing and malwarebytes found only a couple of pups. I admit in all honesty I didn't do the best job building this pc but it did work for the past 3.5 years.
Cooler master hyper 212 plus
Amd fx8350 8 core processor
Asus m5a97 le r2.0 motherboard
Edited by hamluis, 27 February 2017 - 05:38 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.