Originally Posted by 50shadesofray
I was wondering if lapping the heatsink and the CPU would be a good idea?
My temps were so high because I had the fans at quiet mode which doesn't let them go above 1200rpm
You should be safe to boot back into the BIOS despite the BSOD. I've BSOD'd mine out about 25 times in the last 3 days, including some nice giant red voltage warnings from my BIOS screen.
Once you're back in BIOS I would set everything back to stock, boot into Windows, and download+install the Corsair Link Dashboard software. Once it's installed you should have complete control over your fan speed and be able to monitor them in real time. http://www.corsair.com/us/hydro-series-h100i-extreme-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler.html
On the off chance you really did corrupt the OS (I doubt this happened) Windows will prompt you for the various safe modes, a launch repair mode, and normal. You can boot to repair mode, but I've skipped that 4-5 times and everything was fine. Your choice there.
After getting the fans/OS under control, launch Prime95 and let it run for 10-15min and make sure the fans are keeping the CPU well under 70C. Stop Prime95 and get back into your BIOS.
Since max settings first got a BSOD step up your CPU mult, voltage, and bclck incrementally. This is going to take a while but it will be worth it in the end (IMO I'd rather take a couple days to get a rock-solid OC instead of blistering fast semi-stable). Run Prime95 for a minimum of 2 hours each step-up, if you hit another BSOD you're either going to have to increase voltage at that step, or notch the clocks down if you're outside your preferred safety margin for temp or voltage.Edited by runit3 - 9/17/13 at 8:44am