9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2016 7:56 AM by datbuddy

    Problems after upgrading to FX-8320e



      not sure if this is the right place for this question but here we go...

      I recently decided to upgrade my CPU from FX-4100 to FX-8320e

      to improve gaming performance.

      After upgrading I've had lots of problems: freezing, BSOD and rebooting.

      All these happen randomly, sometimes three times in a single day or not

      at all for a week. The strangest thing is that the PC never freezes or BSOD

      when running a resource intensive game.

      The PC ran fine with the old CPU.


      The probability of the crashes seem to be higher

      if a web browser is open (Firefox or Chrome), especially

      when YouTube is open.


      PC specs:

      CPU: FX-8320e

      CPU cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO

      Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LE (BIOS 1601)

      GPU: Asus R9 280 (Crimson 16.1)

      PSU: Antec 620W

      Memory: 8 GB Kingston HyperX

      OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

      SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB

      HDD: Seagate 1 TB


      So far I have:

      - Reinstalled Windows

      - Ran Memtest86+ (4 Passes)

      - Reinstalled all drivers

      - Reinstalled the CPU

      - Checked that all cables are properly connected inside the PC

      - Loaded Default BIOS settings


      Yet the problems don't seem to go away... What is wrong with my PC?

      I can upload some recent BSOD .dmp files if necessary.


      Any help is appreciated!