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Constant hardware problems, what is going on?


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How is your system running now?
Almost 4 hours ago you said:

It bahaves strangely, right now it seems to be running okay even before I ran chkdsk. I'm not even in safe mode right now.

Is it still running ok and have you tried to run a game yet to see if the issue returns?
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Hasnt crashed yet, played a few games and didnt have any problems.

I just replaced the GPU tonight, hoping it was just my old GPU causing the problems.
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Great news and it could be the GPU was just getting stressed out.
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Unfortunately it has happened again, it froze while I was playing a game. After restarting the computer it froze on the desktop when I was trying to check the temps. I only expect it to get gradually worse with each attempt.

I replaced the HD, GPU, and heatsink so far, not sure what to check next.
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and heatsink so far

Did you put a pea size drop of thermal paste on the bottom of the heatsink and spread it out before attaching it to the cpu?
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I spread it out to a thin even layer.

I noticed the HD is only detected by speedfan when in safe mode.
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Yep that's why we run everything in normal mode when possible since safe mode loads generic drivers and it's possible the onboard sensors may not enable.
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