AMD FX-8350 hitting extremely high temps; auto shutdown.

System Specs:

Mobo: 990FXA-UD3
CPU: FX-8350 @ stock
GPU: HD 7950
RAM: 8GB
PSU: 650 W

This is a recent problem, last two weeks or so, I've had this system for about 3 months. I'm hitting extremely high temps while gaming, 70 C, do I decided to buy Arctic Silver 5 from Newegg, and replace the original compound. I wiped away the old compound with a J-Cloth and applied the Silver using the bead method. Still no change. I reseated the heatsink to no avail.

Any ideas?
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  1. First off AS5 sucks, but that's another matter. What cooler are you using and is it seated and connected to power?? Can you see the CPU fan spinning?
  2. redeemer said:
    First off AS5 sucks, but that's another matter. What cooler are you using and is it seated and connected to power?? Can you see the CPU fan spinning?



    I've got the stock cooler, I've got it connected to power, and I've got speccy telling me it's spinning. Also, I can hear it spool up when it get's really hot. So I'm 90% sure it is actually spinning.
  3. So then the cooler is not seated properly and maybe there is too much thermal paste applied.
  4. redeemer said:
    So then the cooler is not seated properly and maybe there is too much thermal paste applied.


    How do I know if it's seated properly? And how much is too much thermal paste? I've got about a pea sized drop on there.
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