I'm gonna get straight to the point. I have a custom rig I bought roughly a year ago that had been built for two weeks. It's still a pretty great build here are the specs (I'm not very great with technical stuff but I can get by):
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD FX-4170 Quad Core Processor
RAM: AMD AE38G1339U2 16GB DDR3
PSU: Antec HCG-620M
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3
GPU: XFX Radeon Hd 7970
HDD: WDC WD10EARX-00N0YB0 ATA 1TB
SSD: OCZ-AGILITY4 ATA 120GB
My computer freezes / crashes (I'm assuming it is overheating since the CPU goes to 65 degrees in BF4) during heavy processing when it did not used to. I have hard reset it hundreds of times. I DO have an unplugged case fan, but I do not know how to plug it into my PSU...it has molex connectors and I dont see those on my PSU. My friend used to have this fan connected but there is no place for the molex connectors inside and I dont see a proper adapter to get it to the small 4 pin "sysfan1" spot on the motherboard. Here are pics of my setup.
Also I will post pics of my system performance with HWMonitor during use of these programs.
All responses appreciated. Thanks!
I posted this on another site where you can see the pics: click here
caught my cpu at 80 degrees when i did another test before it crashed. that seems like a lot more? and i used that link but the installer installed something called quickengine and i can't even find where it installed to :S sorry for being a noob it's just weird
i haven't cleaned the heatsink in particular but i will try this next. i'm a noob so i need to figure out how to take it off. looks pretty easy i saw a lever.. all fans are nice and clean as of yesterday, and i am running memtest now. it's definitely not any drivers or firmware or anything like that. i am hoping it is not my PSU cause I need some more money to replace that, but let's see how memtest does
so i cleaned the heat sink. it was disgusting. no wonder it couldnt breathe. HUGE issue though. my display wasnt working after, i felt some click as i was fiddling with the cpu fan at first. thinking i damaged some pins, i pulled the cpu fan + processor out but all the pins looks fine. so now i am putting it back in, with a clean heat sink hoping that it works, but I cant get the mounting brackets back into the mother board. the screws are too skinny for the holes and i dont understand how they were locked in so well before. please help