Originally Posted by justasomeone
The bsods are rare, only happened 3 times so far out of the couple of days this has happened. Its weird though cause when I did get them the temp wasn't peaking, it was around 70c. I remember the bsod saying something like that but it was too quick for me to memorize it. I'll be ready next time.
I don't have any paste with me so I don't think I can take out the heatsink. It's been 2 going to 3 days, is it still fresh enough for me to take it out and place it back in? or should I wait until i get some new paste.
With only 2 days, you are likely OK with the paste.
I'm gonna have to say the heatsink isn't seated properly. Make sure it's not hitting anything on the mobo, like a capacitor, and double check to make sure all of the push pins are all the way in. The push pins actually take quite a bit of force to seat properly. Much more than you would expect. I'm always afraid I'm going to break my board when I put a push pin cooler on.
In the meantime, you need to turn off automatic rebooting for system failures.
right click My Computer in the start menu, and select properties. Go to advanced system settings, then to startup and recovery. Uncheck the Automatically Restart box. BSOD will stay on screen until you manually restart then.