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AMD FX 8350 lag spike issues

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April 28, 2013 6:37:35 PM


So I had just recently bought the AMD FX- 8350 eight core processor, and I had installed it correctly I read the user manual and it turned on great and it worked great as well. When I go to play minecraft, I get amazing frames such as 135-280 FPS. But every 2-4 minutes I get these INCREDIBLE lag spikes. One spike went as low as 12 FPS. I have checked, and re-applied thermal paste, and even checked my psu to make sure it was stable. I have a 680 watt psu, but all I needed to run my components was 491. I don't know what the solution is but help would be much obliged, thanks and have a great day!
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April 28, 2013 6:47:27 PM

the stock cooler for the 8350 is insufficient to cool the cpu. i suggest you find an aftermarket one... because it sounds like the system is throttling your cpu due to excessive heat.

you don't fail to apply the thermal paste propperly... the stock cooler just sucks bad.
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April 28, 2013 6:47:41 PM

well minecraft is not only cpu intense for far distance views and details, the gpu can be under some load as well and the game doesnt run like other games on a gaming gpu the reason its a block game is the fact that its a unlimited space world that needs to be rendered and loaded while the details are upped, my friends x6 and 670gtx gets lag on minecraft quite often for major details and some times glitches to see caves and stuff underground, so matters on your gpu as well and if so try to toy with the settings and if ur using far view distance i think you need 64bit flash or java dont remember which one lol
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April 28, 2013 6:56:03 PM

Agree 100% with Ingtar, the stock cooler isnt much and high temps can cause bad performance, but i dont think thats the whole issue but its one thats fixable
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April 28, 2013 11:19:48 PM

lazyboy947 said:
well minecraft is not only cpu intense for far distance views and details, the gpu can be under some load as well and the game doesnt run like other games on a gaming gpu the reason its a block game is the fact that its a unlimited space world that needs to be rendered and loaded while the details are upped, my friends x6 and 670gtx gets lag on minecraft quite often for major details and some times glitches to see caves and stuff underground, so matters on your gpu as well and if so try to toy with the settings and if ur using far view distance i think you need 64bit flash or java dont remember which one lol

But before I was running minecraft on an Athlon 2 X4 processor and it was doing better than the AMD FX. Even with the GPU I have now. But thanks for the advice about java, i'll have to do that.
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April 29, 2013 6:03:40 AM

you read the temp advice?
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April 29, 2013 7:38:24 AM

ingtar33 said:
you read the temp advice?


Yes sir the temp is staying at a normal rate. It doesn't overheat its just with games only. I tried playing tomb raider, skyrim, minecraft etc. And I get really good frames and then they drop incredibly. Right now i'm looking towards buying an intel motherboard and getting a core i7 3820. AMD hasn't really been stepping up there game from what I've been reading
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April 29, 2013 8:41:19 AM

i somehow doubt it's the FX... though if it aint temps i'm not sure what it is.

You run the system on prime95 for a few hours yet?
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April 29, 2013 9:06:06 AM

ingtar33 said:
i somehow doubt it's the FX... though if it aint temps i'm not sure what it is.

You run the system on prime95 for a few hours yet?


Actually I just checked it on a different software it is overheating it looks like. I've already switched fans and applied more thermal paste buts its still hot, what can I do?
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April 29, 2013 1:09:29 PM

well, as i said, it's a very hot cpu... switching fans doesn't mean much unless its a robust cooling fan... worse, air cooling is only as good as the ambient temps... and if there is poor ventilation in your case, a better cpu cooler won't help much.

lets start from scratch. open the side of your case, and stick a room fan in the opening. see if temps drop more then 5C... if they do you have a ventilation issue in your case you'll need to deal with first.

If they don't, then the only conclusion is, the new cpu cooler is either seated improperly, or the paste is applied incorrectly, or it's inadequate to cooling that cpu.
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April 29, 2013 1:15:33 PM

ingtar33 said:
well, as i said, it's a very hot cpu... switching fans doesn't mean much unless its a robust cooling fan... worse, air cooling is only as good as the ambient temps... and if there is poor ventilation in your case, a better cpu cooler won't help much.

lets start from scratch. open the side of your case, and stick a room fan in the opening. see if temps drop more then 5C... if they do you have a ventilation issue in your case you'll need to deal with first.

If they don't, then the only conclusion is, the new cpu cooler is either seated improperly, or the paste is applied incorrectly, or it's inadequate to cooling that cpu.

Its not overheating anymore but minecraft, skyrim and tomb raider all still have the same effect.. I've tried using the microsoft patch but that didn't help any. I'm seriously considering sending it back and buying all new intel stuff.
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April 29, 2013 11:52:44 PM

its your money.

i suggest you get something that will make you happy.
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