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April 12, 2013 4:26:26 AM

In my computer I am running an AMD FX 8120 cpu, 16 GB of memory, Radeon 6950 HD 2GB gfx card, Thermaltake TR2-600W power supply. I just recently bought a new case which is the Cooler Master Haf X. I have always had issues with my CPU overheating and I cannot figure out how to fix it. I have removed the heatsink which is a ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Twin-Tower Heatsink, 120mm PWM Fan . I have removed the stock thermal paste and put on Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound numerous ways and methods. CPU runs cool while just casually using the computer, but heats up really quick during a stress test or high performance game. If I exit the game it takes maybe 20 seconds to cool down to 38C. I have no dust in my computer whatsoever. As I have cleaned it numerous times. I have been fixing and building computers for a long time and now I'm at a loss. My 12V stays from 11.63V-11.88V, 5V is 4.956V-4.998V. All fans are working with no problems. No cables are blocking air flow. Any suggestions?
April 12, 2013 4:41:58 AM

Is it over clocked? It sounds like CPU your voltage may be to high. If it is not over clocked the boot it into bios and restore optimal defaults and see if that helps. Also disable any auto tune/overclock software that you have.

DON@T ALTER THE VOLTAGE UNLESS YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND ARE WILLING TO RISK BLOWING YOU PC.
April 12, 2013 4:50:11 AM

No, my computer is not overclocked in anyway. But I will try the restore optimal defaults and let you know. And no I don't adjust the voltages as I do not know what I'm doing with that lol.
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April 12, 2013 4:53:39 AM

roadw2k said:
No, my computer is not overclocked in anyway. But I will try the restore optimal defaults and let you know. And no I don't adjust the voltages as I do not know what I'm doing with that lol.


My ASUS MB will change voltages and frequencies while I'm gaming through it's own software (AI Suit). To use that I had to install a CPU water cooler or it would over heat. Before I did that I had to stop it from overclocking my system.
April 12, 2013 5:06:31 AM

Okay I have reset my BIOS to factory and stopped it from overclocking my CPU. Okay now my CPU is staying anywhere from 55-61C. Voltages went down slightly. I am testing all this by playing Tomb Raider. Also Jonny, I am using an ASUS mobo. My gfx card is hitting 81C though...
April 12, 2013 5:06:59 AM

heat up quickly to what degree? My Athlon II is also heating up during stress test. That's normal. From 35C-60C only in 30 seconds, and will get to 64C max after 15 minutes, but nothing to be worried about that since max temp Athlon II can handle is around 72C. I've been running my computer for 4 years and everything is fine up till now. :-)
April 12, 2013 5:10:13 AM

roadw2k said:
Okay I have reset my BIOS to factory and stopped it from overclocking my CPU. Okay now my CPU is staying anywhere from 55-61C. Voltages went down slightly. I am testing all this by playing Tomb Raider. Also Jonny, I am using an ASUS mobo. My gfx card is hitting 81C though...


81 for a GPU is normal since it can stand up to around 100C. Nothing to be worried about :-)

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April 12, 2013 5:13:03 AM
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If its getting to 70 then stick one of them on let ASUS over clock it and you will never see 50 again.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h90-hydro-series...

There are cheaper options.
April 12, 2013 5:15:59 AM

Well my computer was shutting down on me. It seems to work fine while I play in windowed mode. I wouldn't Ming going the water cooled route, but have never done that. I would like to have it for my cpu and video card.
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April 12, 2013 8:14:35 AM

Whats you room temp, though 80C is fine for a 6950 mine hardly reaches mid 60s, also does everything run hotter or cooler with the side of the case off?
April 12, 2013 8:21:12 AM

Room temp is about 24C. And pulling the side off doesn't do any significant difference to the temp.
April 12, 2013 10:26:07 AM

About the shutting down ... probably it is PSU problem. As I see in your first message, your 12 volt is too low. I also had a power supply and I measure it with my digital Volt meter. It shows 11.81 Volt and I often experienced sudden shutdown, then I change my PSU that has 12.1 Volt and it never shuts down by itself again.
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