Windows 7 professional x64
Hardware 18 months old
Install 12 months old
AMD Athlon II X3 440 AM3
Corsair 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz
Basically a continuation from this old thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-attached.html
I've ignored the problem and used my laptop since then but I'm starting to need a more powerful rig.
I uninstalled everything that was recommended and RMA'd the CPU but I still have an unstable system and RAM errors from MemTest. I'm having less bluescreens (not done anything memory intensive yet) but programs are still crashing a lot
I was checking if my CPU heatsink was seated correctly and touched the NB heatsink and it was burning hot. Speedfan gives me a temp reading of 80C for one reading, which I assume is the NB.
NB voltage is still stock at 1.2v but I have changed the CPU heatsink. It has a fan that blows air directly out the back and not against the motherboard. I assume that would generate some additional heat for the chips, could this be a root cause for the instability and RAM issues?