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New CPU water cooling setup, BSODs

Hi there,

I have a fairly new computer build, I just installed a corsair H115a closed watercooling system today. I'm getting BSODs a lot now, especially when starting a game, or a website that would require a higher load.
Checking my temps, the CPU temp spikes up and down from 25-35C. I'm wondering how likely this is a heating issue or something else? I'm going to order some thermal paste now to reapply tomorrow but wanted to get some feedback on what else I could do to fix this. Much thanks

I should probably add that for last two weeks I was getting asus anti-surge messages in boot after I got a second monitor setup. It would only happen if my computer went to sleep, and I never had any issues with it shutting off so I thought it was a false trigger and turned off the anti-surge monitoring. Is it possible that PSU is the issue?

My system :
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 -
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000
MBD: Asus Z170-A
PSU: EVGA Supernova G2 650W
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  1. it might be many things. some component might be shortening.
    it can be really anything including MB, GPU, RAM, cables, fans etc.
    you need to inspect your build and make sure nothing is shortened.
  2. the spikes are not to worry about, they vary as the load in "idle" also varies... what you should look for is a descent temp under load... A AIO isnt as responsive to the changes in load as a air cooler.
  3. n0ns3ns3 said:
    it might be many things. some component might be shortening.
    it can be really anything including MB, GPU, RAM, cables, fans etc.
    you need to inspect your build and make sure nothing is shortened.
    how would I go about checking for specific hardware shorts?
  4. Best answer
    for example check that heatsinks and backplates do not short some components.
    then inspect cables - no exposed metal, properly connected to PSU and components.
    Few weeks ago i had an issue with "anti surge protection" message because my 24pin cable was loosely connected to PSU.
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