My computer randomly crashes after 5-20 minutes in games

January 2, 2017 at 12:57:09
Specs: Windows 7
Hello after about two years of my computer running smoothly, my computer has started to completely shut off without a warning after, running quite demanding games, after 5-20 minutes of gameplay.

I have read a bit about it, but I am no expert and don't have much of clue really. I have used a program called CPUID HWMonitor to try and see if anything goes beyond like a hundred degress celcius, but with my little understand I don't really know what is supposed to be, at what. I jumped into a quick game and saved two files, one being a smbus and the other, I think an overview over CUUID HWMonitor which I will link in the comments.

I have tried to put the power into another socket, but with no help.
I have updated my nvidia drivers, but I don't think this is the problem since, the computer shuts off with no warnings at all.
I have cleaned the computer from dust, as I thought it did smell a little burnt in my room and it did come from the computer, a little smelly burnt smell.

I would like some guidance or expertise, to hopefully solve my problem and thank you for you time :)

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#1
January 2, 2017 at 12:57:34
CPUID HWMonitor Report
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Binaries
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HWMonitor version 1.3.0.0

Monitoring
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Mainboard Model MAXIMUS VII RANGER (0x0000050B - 0x13620440)

LPCIO
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LPCIO Vendor Nuvoton
LPCIO Model NCT6791
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x5CA3
LPCIO Chip ID 0xC8
LPCIO Revision ID 0x3
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0xB
Config Mode registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF 0B FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
10 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 0A 26 00 00 FF FF
20 C8 03 FF 00 00 00 00 00 10 FF 40 00 00 02 00 03
30 01 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
40 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
50 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
60 02 90 00 00 0A 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
70 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290

Register space PMIO, base address = 0x0A00


Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6791D
Voltage 0 5.08 Volts [0x7F] (+5V)
Voltage 1 3.38 Volts [0xD3] (+3.3V)
Voltage 2 11.90 Volts [0x7C] (+12V)
Voltage 3 0.94 Volts [0x76] (VIN3)
Voltage 4 1.23 Volts [0x4D] (VIN4)
Voltage 5 1.86 Volts [0x74] (VCORE)
Temperature 0 23 degC (73 degF) [0x17] (Mainboard)
Temperature 1 57 degC (134 degF) [0x39] (CPU)
Fan 1 1401 RPM [0x579] (CPU)
Register space PMIO, base address = 0x0A00

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 74 7F D2 D3 7C F5 4D D6 CE 7F 00 76 4C 4D 4D 00
10 17 2A 30 80 1D 31 00 2C 00 2E 2D 2E 2E 25 30 30
20 17 02 C1 79 C1 C1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 1F
30 1D 1F FF 1F FF 1F FF 1F FF 1F 00 00 05 82 00 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C1 7B C1 C1
50 FF FF 39 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 2D 00 F5 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
90 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
A0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 28 degC (82 degF) [0xBC2] (TZ00)
Temperature 1 30 degC (85 degF) [0xBD6] (TZ01)

Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Voltage 0 1.00 Volts [0x3E8] (VIN0)
Power 0 77.53 pc (GPU)
Temperature 0 68 degC (154 degF) [0x44] (TMPIN0)
Fan 0 796 RPM [0x31C] (FANIN0)
Fan PWM 0 40 pc [0x28] (FANPWMIN0)
Clock Speed 0 1265.63 MHz [0x4F1] (Graphics)
Clock Speed 1 3505.50 MHz [0x4F1] (Memory)


Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 8

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Thread 1 1
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 2
-- Thread 1 3
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 4
-- Thread 1 5
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 6
-- Thread 1 7

Timers
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Perf timer 3.906 MHz
Sys timer 1.000 KHz


Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 8 (max 8)
Name Intel Core i7 4790K
Codename Haswell
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 1150 LGA (0x1)
CPUID 6.C.3
Extended CPUID 6.3C
Core Stepping C0
Technology 22 nm
TDP Limit 88.0 Watts
Tjmax 100.0 °C
Core Speed 4049.2 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 44.0 x 92.0 MHz
Stock frequency 4000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 8 MBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes


Turbo Mode supported, enabled
Max non-turbo ratio 40x
Max turbo ratio 44x
Max efficiency ratio 8x
O/C bins unlimited
Ratio 1 core 44x
Ratio 2 cores 44x
Ratio 3 cores 44x
Ratio 4 cores 44x
TSC 3999.0 MHz
APERF 4399.0 MHz
MPERF 944479616.0 MHz
IA Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
IA Voltage Offset 0 mV
GT Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
GT Voltage Offset 0 mV
LLC/Ring Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
LLC/Ring Voltage Offset 0 mV
Agent Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
Agent Voltage Offset 102 mV

Temperature 0 59 degC (138 degF) (Core #0)
Temperature 1 59 degC (138 degF) (Core #1)
Temperature 2 56 degC (132 degF) (Core #2)
Temperature 3 55 degC (131 degF) (Core #3)
Temperature 4 59 degC (138 degF) (Package)
Voltage 0 1.23 Volts (VID)
Voltage 1 +0.00 Volts (IA Offset)
Voltage 2 +0.00 Volts (GT Offset)
Voltage 3 +0.00 Volts (LLC/Ring Offset)
Voltage 4 +0.10 Volts (System Agent Offset)
Power 0 40.66 W (Package)
Power 1 32.34 W (IA Cores)
Power 2 n.a. (GT)
Power 3 8.32 W (Uncore)
Power 4 12.23 W (DRAM)
Clock Speed 0 4049.24 MHz (Core #0)
Clock Speed 1 4049.24 MHz (Core #1)
Clock Speed 2 4049.24 MHz (Core #2)
Clock Speed 3 4049.24 MHz (Core #3)


Thread dumps
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CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 01020201h
Max CPUID level 0000000Dh
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 256 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 8 MB, 16 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000D 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x000306C3 0x05100800 0x7FFAFBBF 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x76036301 0x00F0B5FF 0x00000000 0x00C10000
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x1C004121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x1C004122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x1C004143 0x01C0003F 0x000001FF 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x1C03C163 0x03C0003F 0x00001FFF 0x00000006
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00042120
0x00000006 0x00000077 0x00000002 0x00000009 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x000027AB 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07300403 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000603
0x0000000B 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000100 0x00000005
0x0000000B 0x00000004 0x00000008 0x00000201 0x00000005
0x0000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000D 0x00000007 0x00000340 0x00000340 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000021 0x2C100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x37692029 0x3937342D 0x43204B30 0x40205550
0x80000004 0x302E3420 0x7A484730 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x01006040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000100
0x80000008 0x00003027 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900
MSR 0x0000003A 0x00000000 0x00000001
MSR 0x000001A0 0x00000000 0x00850089
MSR 0x000000CE 0x00080838 0xF3012800
MSR 0x00000017 0x00040000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000035 0x00000000 0x00040008
MSR 0x000000C1 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000C2 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000C3 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000C4 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000186 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000187 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000001AD 0x00000000 0x2C2C2C2C
MSR 0x00000194 0x00000000 0x000F0000
MSR 0x0000019A 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000001A4 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000001B1 0x00000000 0x88290800
MSR 0x000001FC 0x00000000 0x0004005D
MSR 0x00000606 0x00000000 0x000A0E03
MSR 0x00000601 0x00101414 0x00001FFF
MSR 0x00000610 0x0042FFF8 0x001AFFF8
MSR 0x00000611 0x00000000 0x344AB0F4
MSR 0x00000639 0x00000000 0x175DE984
MSR 0x00000641 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000619 0x00000000 0x1555E864
MSR 0x00000614 0x00000000 0x000002C0
MSR 0x0000019C 0x00000000 0x88290000
MSR 0x000001A2 0x00000000 0x00641400
MSR 0x00000198 0x00002704 0x00002C00
MSR 0x00000199 0x00000000 0x0000FF00


Storage
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Drive 0
Device Path \\?\ide#disksamsung_ssd_850_evo_500gb_______________emt01b6q#5&22412b3&0&3.0.0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}
Type Fixed
Name Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB
Capacity 465.8 GB
SMART Support Yes
Volume c:\, 464.8 GBytes (41.4 percent available)

Drive 1
Device Path \\?\ide#diskst1000dm003-1er162______________________cc45____#5&184b7b70&0&1.0.0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}
Type Fixed
Name ST1000DM003-1ER162
Capacity 931.5 GB
SMART Support Yes
Volume d:\, 921.5 GBytes (71.2 percent available)

USB Devices
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USB Device Generic USB Hub, class=0x09, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x8087, product=0x8009
USB Device Generic USB Hub, class=0x09, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x8087, product=0x8001
USB Device USB-sammensat enhed, class=0x00, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x1532, product=0x0037
USB Device USB-sammensat enhed, class=0x00, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x046D, product=0x0A15
USB Device USB-sammensat enhed, class=0x00, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x1532, product=0x0203

Graphic APIs
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API NVIDIA I/O
API NVIDIA NVAPI

Display Adapters
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Display adapter 0
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Board Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Revision A1
Codename GM204
Technology 28 nm
Memory size 4 GB
Memory type GDDR5
PCI device bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x1043)
Model ID 0x13C0 (0x8507)
Performance Level 0
Core clock 1265.6 MHz
Memory clock 3505.5 MHz


Monitor 0
Model BenQ GL2760 ()
ID BNQ78D5
Serial B1F01753019
Manufacturing Date Week 2, Year 2015
Size 27.2 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-83 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 50-76 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 170 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2

Monitor 1
Model PLG2773H (Idek Iiyama)
ID IVM6617
Serial 1132351100411
Manufacturing Date Week 11, Year 2015
Size 27.2 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-160 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 55-145 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 330 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2


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#2
January 2, 2017 at 12:58:03
And this is the smbus file

CPUID SMBus Report
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Binaries
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HWMonitor version 1.3.0.0

SMB device I/O = 0xF000, address 0x51, channel = 0
SMBus registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 92 11 0B 02 04 21 00 09 03 11 01 08 0A 00 FC 00
10 69 78 69 30 69 11 18 81 20 08 3C 3C 00 F0 83 01
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 21 01
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 01 98 07 15 21 6A 2D 7A 16 25 7D
80 4B 48 58 32 31 33 33 43 31 31 44 33 2F 38 47 58
90 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
B0 0C 4A 03 13 01 10 01 08 11 2C 0F A5 FC 0F A0 B4
C0 B4 F0 21 C2 D0 7D 00 40 10 78 69 01 E0 78 00 00
D0 1E 00 26 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2A 0A 5A 3C
E0 00 50 5A 5A 78 11 0E 68 3F 00 20 08 3C 30 00 F0
F0 3C 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 5A

SMB device I/O = 0xF000, address 0x53, channel = 0
SMBus registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 92 11 0B 02 04 21 00 09 03 11 01 08 0A 00 FC 00
10 69 78 69 30 69 11 18 81 20 08 3C 3C 00 F0 83 01
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 21 01
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 01 98 07 15 21 6C 2D 6B 16 25 7D
80 4B 48 58 32 31 33 33 43 31 31 44 33 2F 38 47 58
90 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
B0 0C 4A 03 13 01 10 01 08 11 2C 0F A5 FC 0F A0 B4
C0 B4 F0 21 C2 D0 7D 00 40 10 78 69 01 E0 78 00 00
D0 1E 00 26 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2A 0A 5A 3C
E0 00 50 5A 5A 78 11 0E 68 3F 00 20 08 3C 30 00 F0
F0 3C 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 5A

SMB device I/O = 0xF000, address 0x44, channel = 0
SMBus registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 47 52 21 01 02 01 17
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
E0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


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#3
January 2, 2017 at 13:04:09
I have also checked my logbook for any clues and a few critical ones pop up, under the source of "Kernel-Power" and it has "Incident ID-41"

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#4
January 2, 2017 at 13:22:25
First off, did you run CPUID while you had the system under 15 minutes of gaming stress?

The link below indicates a probable power issue. The fact that you smelled burning would indicate the power supply overheated.

You could have dirty power going into the computer or the PSU is stressed. The voltages you posted are withing the +- 5% that they should be. Cable connections could be loose or corroded. Re-seat all cables and RAM. Snap the RAM in and out 4 or 5 times to burnish the contacts.

Post your specs including the brand and model of the power supply and the age of the power supply. When cleaning out dust you should NEVER use a vacuum cleaner. Use canned or compressed air. Be sure to also blow out the power supply from both ends. Although it may be too late already.

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-...


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#5
January 2, 2017 at 13:43:30
Make sure the CPU heat-sink is clear of dust if you haven't already. You can usually do this without dismantling it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 2, 2017 at 15:35:08
Okay so I have just run a stress test and these are the results
https://gyazo.com/a6fcf517a35999aa3...

I was advised by a friend of mine who has a diploma in IT and build some computers himself, that I need to get some new cooling, as it seems that's the problem. I was told by him that if my cores hit over 100 degrees cilcius, the computer will simply shut off, to prevent damage on my processor.

I was further advised to get an H60 - https://www.proshop.dk/CPU-Koeler/C...

I used a compressor to clean my PC. Could it be the overheating which has burnt som of the dust and thus creating the smoking smell?

All of this, I'd like to get advised or opinion from you guys in :)


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#7
January 2, 2017 at 16:03:53
"I was told by him that if my cores hit over 100 degrees cilcius, the computer will simply shut off, to prevent damage on my processor"

Look at the thermal specs for the i7-4790K. The max safe temp is 72.72C.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...

Your CPU core temps are at roughly 59C - is that at idle? If it is, it wouldn't take much activity to bring the temps up high enough to cause a shutdown. You do NOT need a water cooler. For the most part, they are just a waste of money. You probably just don't have the current CPU cooler installed properly. Take it off, thoroughly clean the bottom of heatsink & top of CPU, then apply thermal paste using the "vertical line method".

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...

EDIT: your CPU temp at idle should be in the upper 30s

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#8
January 2, 2017 at 16:10:10
Another overheating system. After 2 years of gathering dust your CPU is overheating. That also creates the burning smell. Dusting out may not be enough. Don't know where you live but the CPU cooling fins maybe clogged up completely due to environmental conditions (humidity + pollution). Ask your friend to assist you with this matter. it may involve dismantling your system, including the power unit for a complete clean-out.

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#9
January 3, 2017 at 05:18:57
When idle they are around 40-45C. If I go into an old game like World of Warcraft, it jumps to around 60-65C. If I jump to a heavy game like CS:GO, or Overwatch and run at max FPS, it will jump up to above 75C after about 10 minutes of game time. I have ordered: Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance CPU Cooler.
Perhaps I should not have ordered it, but in my room the air flow is not very good and I am not really the best at cleaning out my PC for dust and I would not have an idea how to dismantle everything myself, clean it and then put it all back together correctly.

Would you recommend that once it comes, I should go to an authorized computer guy, to get it throughly cleaned and have him install it for me, or would a friend with some decent knowledge, be able to help me with cleaning it enough? I have a compressor, which I first used to clean whatever I could reach, but it did occur to me after a while, that some parts, I couldn't clean without dismantling. What would you recommend?


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#10
January 3, 2017 at 06:49:42
You can clean a computer quite well without dismantling very much. For instance a very small brush through the fan and around the heat sink coupled with an application of compressed air can do very well. Someone with computer hardware knowledge could help with this and there is plenty of info on the internet.

To add more cooling because a computer wants cleaning would be a very strange approach. That's a bit like saying if your car is faulty and using too much fuel then put in a larger fuel tank. If your computer worked OK for 2 years then why should it suddenly require additional cooling? - makes no sense.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#11
January 3, 2017 at 07:48:48
I agree with #10 above.

You didn't post the specs of your rig as requested. Your IT friend doesn't know from nothing when it comes to hardware.


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#12
January 3, 2017 at 22:06:29
You do not need water cooling. You are overclocked but not extremely, On my Devil's Canyon I use this cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
and it keeps it very cool.
I see only one fan RPM listed. If you are showing only one CPU fan and no exhaust fan that may be part of it. You should have one 120mm to 140mm rear exhaust fan, you may use one front intake fan up to 120mm blowing cool air towards your graphics card as an option. If your power supply is bottom mounted, flip it over so it takes air from the inside of the case and not through the underside of the case (filters/screens get clogged). With a bottom mounted power supply you can add a second exhaust fan to the rear top of the case if room is supplied in your case. Note: Never use a side fan, ever!
A good air cooler is just about as efficient as a self contained liquid system like you ordered and many times more reliable. My system idles at 32C and never gets above the mid 40C's. If I ran the same clock speed you are and gamed more heavily this cooler still should keep the temps well under 60C and if needed I could also add a second fan to the CPU cooler but do not foresee that needed unless approaching a 4.3-4.5GHz clock speed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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