Originally Posted by The Pook
90c isn't dangerous. It's hot but it's not going to kill anything.
Are you using the IGP? If not, then artifacts have nothing to do with your CPU. Your sound crackling is also done on the motherboard, not the CPU. Even if you did hurt your CPU it shouldn't cause a crackling sound.
Well, plex uses the cpu to decode/transcode (you only get gpu transcoding if you pay for their premium product). I believe youtube does as well. The issues persist when I switch from onboard gpu to discreet graphics card.
Back in the day, an overclocked CPU would result in Windows XP install failing because of decoding errors. Decoding somewhat related to me.
The issue is definitely not software related as I've reinstalled the whole OS and switched graphics/audio drivers multiple times as well.
Last edited by talon125; 10-24-2018 at 01:00 PM.