I've been running my system for about a year and a half, the only heat issues I had was with Battlefield 4. I noticed then that my CPU easily went to 80°C, so I cut back on the Anti Aliasing etc, no problems since.
Over the lifetime of my PC, I've primarily used it for gaming and have had no problems, except for 2 BSOD's with something like Hkey Exception - after browsing it was nothing serious.
The problem now is, I've had 3 BSOD's in the past week. Obviously I'm rather worried, and took note of the last one - a few hours ago - which had the error KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. Now I've found various "solutions" to this, ranging from a virus/malware to hardware failure, but I'm beginning to think there could be a lot more to it.
What I've found to be common with the BSOD's:
- After some time powered on, I can startup League of Legends, join a game etc. but it will BSOD at ~10 minutes into the game.
- Rejoining the game has no issues whatsoever (normally another half hour playing).
- This does not occur for any successive games.
- This does not occur every time I play after rebooting.
I've started some testing; Windows RAM/Memory tests have not shown any issues, SMART (from command prompt) shows drive as healthy, and GPU has had no problems whatsoever with other games.
However, when I test my CPU with Prime95, the temperature immediately skyrockets to >90°C. I'm guessing this is part of the problem, but wouldn't it continually crash/BSOD if that was the root?
Here's some details:
- NVIDIA GeForce 670
- 2x Rip Jaw 4GB RAM, 1600MHZ
- Intel Core i5 3570 3.40GHz
- ASUS ATX P8Z77-V-LX Mobo
Cut/Paste straight from the Event Viewer:
>Log Name: System >Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power >Date: 16/11/2014 8:03:12 PM >Event ID: 41 >Task Category: (63) >Level: Critical >Keywords: (2) >User: SYSTEM >Computer: XXXX >Description: >The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. >Event Xml: > > > > 41 > 3 > 1 > 63 > 0 > 0x8000000000000002 > > 63162 > > > System > XXXX > > > > 30 > 0xffffffffc0000096 > 0xfffff80208fb2182 > 0x0 > 0x0 > 0 > 0 > 0 > >
Is there anything else that could help?