I think my Core i5 2500K is running too hot and causing a BSOD in Handbrake when encoding large files. I've been leaving my PC on overnight to recode some MKVs for my Plex server, but every couple of nights it will turn itself off or reboot after what is apparently a BSOD error.
The main error report I see when logging back into Windows says: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 2057 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 124 BCP1: 0000000000000000 BCP2: FFFFFA8009AE3028 BCP3: 00000000BE200000 BCP4: 000000000005110A OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 256_1 Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\051112-12698-01.dmp C:\Users\Ray\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-62572-0.sysdata.xml Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft....88&clcid=0x0409 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt
I started another file encoding on Handbrake and then ran HWMonitor to check the temps. The CPU is running at over 90C, which seems pretty bad to me. I turned off Handbrake and the temps immediately dropped to 50C. You can see what HWMonitor was showing under load here:
I have uploaded the full HWMonitor.txt
I think I'm running at standard speeds, but to be honest I can't remember whether my Asus motherboard's "optimised O/C mode" is running and I didn't have time to check before I left for work this morning. I'm running a stock cooler in a well ventilated Coolermaster case that has, until now, provided decent cooling even under sustained heavy loads. I've not had chance to double check the CPU cooler but I'm usually very careful to make sure they're fitted properly.
The Windows crash report files are below but I don't know how to open the .dmp file without it turning into gibberish: WER-62572-0.sysdata 051112-12698-01.dmp
Do you think the CPU is causing the BSOD error?
Any tips/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.