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CPU is reaching extremely high temps. I fix it but the problem resurfaces every 2 months.

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June 11, 2013 3:37:19 PM

Specs:

CPU: FX-8350 (Stock Cooler)
MOBO: GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3

I've reseated the heatsink and applied arctic silver 5 at least twice now, the problem subsides for a while and then resurfaces what is going on?

It gets so hot that it auto shutdown while gaming.
June 11, 2013 3:40:37 PM

Factory or Overclocked?

Are you applying the TIM properly? Not too much, not too little... a pea-sized amount in the center
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June 11, 2013 3:41:19 PM

rex4235 said:
Factory or Overclocked?

Are you applying the TIM properly? Not too much, not too little... a pea-sized amount in the center


Yup just a tiny bit in the center. At stock voltages and clocks.

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June 11, 2013 3:43:13 PM

What temps are you seeing?

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June 11, 2013 3:44:23 PM

rex4235 said:
What is your vcore voltage set at?


I haven't messed with that so it should be default. I don't know where to find that, if you tell me I can look it up.
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June 11, 2013 3:45:37 PM

If you install CPU-Z or CoreTemp they will tell you alot about your system
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June 11, 2013 3:47:34 PM

rex4235 said:
What temps are you seeing?



I'm looking at 70+ degrees, I don't know at what point it shutsdown automatically, but it hits that temp.
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June 11, 2013 3:53:58 PM

And that is under load correct? Stock coolers are just good enough and those chips do run hot. Maybe time for a new, more efficient heatsink like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. You can start playing with clocks and voltages then too.
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June 11, 2013 3:55:02 PM

maestro0428 said:
And that is under load correct? Stock coolers are just good enough and those chips do run hot. Maybe time for a new, more efficient heatsink like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. You can start playing with clocks and voltages then too.


Yeah but I'd expect the stock cooler to at least not let the CPU hit the point where it shuts down. And I just ordered that cooler :D 
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June 11, 2013 3:57:32 PM

It may be your case's cooling. Some stock cases just don't cut it as there are some with only one fan included. I try for 120mm intake and two 120mm exhausts at the very least.
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