Asus Sabertooth 2.0
8gb ram 1333MHz
750Watt EVGA bronze PSU
Noctua D-14 Cooler with Noctua Thermal Paste
However my machine sometimes locks up and I am unable to use the machine, I tried a few things like taking everything out and putting it back in however its not working :/
Does anyone have any insight on what I am able to do?
No error messages, just freezes and unresponsive, not overheating as I am getting around 50-60 degrees when under load
and not really, apart from the criticals whens it crashes
OS - Windows 10 anniversary
GPU driver - Crimson 16.6
According to Noctua it can. TDP guidelines & cooler height
If I was going to use an air cooler, I would probably use the Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 3.
For now, I will stick with my Corsair H100i. Its been going for over 3 years now, trouble free!! (using FX 9370)
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1) Our recommendations are based on an ambient temperature of 25°C or less. Please ensure good case ventilation when ambient temperature is 30°C or more.
2) Our recommendations assume that the cooler is installed in a typically equipped, properly ventilated system. If you are using particularly hot components inside your system, it may be necessary to use stronger case ventilation to ensure sufficient CPU cooling performance.
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Also, looking at other people's results with that cooler and processor:
After almost a week of normal operation:
Ambient: ~30 °C
CPU @ idle: 34 °C (enabled CPU low-power states)
CPU w/ web browsing, file transfers: 36 °C
CPU after 15 minutes Aida64 stability test: 69 °C
CPU after 30ish minutes Witcher 3, ultra blah blah: 62 °C max, 57 °C avg
62°C is above the thermal maximum of the FX-9590, and that guy is using a massive case with zero obstructions and high airflow (8 120mm fans from all directions), and The Witcher 3 isn't even the most demanding game on the CPU.
Is the new driver helping?
I do not think your processor is the problem. Because you are not getting any errors or overheating.
I think you are having the same sore of problem with the video drivers/OS that a lot of people are having these days.