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.
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!