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Do you even get a BSOD or does it just power down? Usually hardware related issues will produce a blue screen. If the power supply is failing to provide enough power under load then that could be an issue. That Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is drawing a lot less power than the 965. I would watch the CPU voltage in CPU-Z while you are doing these things and see if you are getting a large Vdroop. That CPU could be asking for more power and not getting it.
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Do you even get a BSOD or does it just power down? Usually hardware related issues will produce a blue screen. If the power supply is failing to provide enough power under load then that could be an issue. That Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is drawing a lot less power than the 965. I would watch the CPU voltage in CPU-Z while you are doing these things and see if you are getting a large Vdroop. That CPU could be asking for more power and not getting it.
I don't know how it could be the power supply. I have a 700W, and don't have anything too intensive. I've even used charts that go piece-by-piece to detail how much power you're using, and with everything in my PC, I should still be way under the limit.

Wait, I see what you're saying. Yeah, someone earlier commented on that. Said I should manually set my vcore to 1.4 or so, instead of leaving it on Auto.

And yeah, no blue screens at all. The power is sounding like it's the problem. I just didn't have enough time to test it yesterday. Might tonight, but likely not until tomorrow. I'm really hoping the problem's fixed that easily... I'd hate to have to scrap a $150 processor over something stupid.
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You've mentioned that you have a really good cooler, but it's not listed in your system specs.... what are you using? Also, what are your load temps looking like?
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Hopefully that is the issue.

You should never have to scrap a processor because you could always RMA it if it were faulty.
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This is my CPU fan here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125

It's a real PITA to install every time (which is why I hate having to swap my CPU constantly when trying new things to get it to work right), but it's done a darn good job so far.

Honestly, I never really pay much attention to my temps. I'll check them occasionally to make sure it isn't getting too hot, but I don't actually make a mental note of the number. I'm going to have some time after work tonight, so I'll test out the suggestions so far, and post replies to all of the other questions as I'm going.

What do you guys generally use as a program to track CPU temps? I have a few different programs, like CPU-Z and Speccy, but I don't know if some are more accurate than others.
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I use Speedfan. Hardware Monitor also tracks temps well.
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Alright, update time.

Unable to change my vcore setting to 1.4. The max it goes to is 1.275, or something ballparked at there.

I have Speccy installed, and I'm monitoring my CPU temps while doing a few various things on my computer. So far, it's averaging around 40C, and has gone as far as 42C. From what i understand, that's a fairly low temp. What temps should I look for that would be so high it would be causing CPU problems.
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Alright, update time.

Unable to change my vcore setting to 1.4. The max it goes to is 1.275, or something ballparked at there.

I have Speccy installed, and I'm monitoring my CPU temps while doing a few various things on my computer. So far, it's averaging around 40C, and has gone as far as 42C. From what i understand, that's a fairly low temp. What temps should I look for that would be so high it would be causing CPU problems.
Those temps are definitely not high enough to cause it to crash, I don't think. I believe the standard vcore for those processors is 1.3/1.35v, right? If so, perhaps your voltage is too low. Although you cannot bump the vcore anymore, in the voltages section of your BIOS (assuming its like my Biostar...) there should be an overvolt setting for the CPU, so you could put that at +0.025 or +0.075.

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What kinds of things are you doing to get those temps? If those are idle temps, that could be a bit high. Try doing something computationally intense, such as running linx, and watch what the temperature hits.

My CPU idles around 35C in a room that is about 80F at least. I still feel like temps are involved somewhere in this.
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Those are idle temps with a lot of background processes running. It's running as high as 49C, though. Let me test running the Windows Experience Index. That always makes my computer die at one point.

And yeah, I'm pretty sure there are Overvoltage ...settings. So, I should set my vcore as high as it will go, then adjust the overvoltage so that their combined numbers make up the 1.4/1.425?
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Addendum: Wow. Okay. It didn't even last through the GPU test this time before it did its thing. The CPU temp was at 48C. I've had idle temps higher than that already, so that's not what's doing it. I'll try to set the vcore and see what happens.
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