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Computer shutting down frequently. Overheat problem.

Absolute amateur here trying to fix my recently built PC problems. I purchased a barebones kit back in April and put it together without much trouble. Recently, it started shutting off. Sometimes due to Netflix, other times due to gaming.
I've run memtest, OCCT, and Prime95 and each test has shut the computer down completely. So, I have no reports to offer. But I suppose shutting down IS the report.
I also downloaded HWMonitor. My temps seem pretty high. When running Prime95, the cores got to 80C.

SCREENSHOT OF IDLE:




Computer stats:
AMD FX Series X6 AM3 3.30GHz
Biostar TA970
Radeon HD 4600
ADATA premier 4GB DDR3 1333
Thermaltake TR2 500W
Enyle 31.3
Seagate 500GB

Feel free to let me know if I have not included enough information or if I have included too much. Any mistakes you spotted right off...I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!
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  1. Yes, while it may be your PSU, those temperatures are not good. Do you use stock cooler?
  2. yyk71200 said:
    Yes, while it may be your PSU, those temperatures are not good. Do you use stock cooler?

    The cooler is a Cooler Master DK9-7 something or other that came with the barebones kit.
  3. queenraven said:
    yyk71200 said:
    Yes, while it may be your PSU, those temperatures are not good. Do you use stock cooler?

    The cooler is a Cooler Master DK9-7 something or other that came with the barebones kit.

    That's a pretty weak cooler. May be no better than the stock one. You may try to clean off and reapply new paste. Use ether a dot in the center method, or a thin line.
  4. yyk71200 said:
    Yes, while it may be your PSU, those temperatures are not good.
    That's a pretty weak cooler. May be no better than the stock one. You may try to clean off and reapply new paste. Use ether a dot in the center method, or a thin line.


    The HWMonitor report I posted was after I re-seated the HSF with new paste. (dot in the center)
    Maybe I need a new HSF?
  5. what kind of case do you have? and how hot does your gpu get (also what gpu do you have)?
    when i switched from a standard office case i had lying around to a proper gaming case my temperatures went down ~30*C

    edit: i just noticed your cpu uses 150Watt while the CM DK9-7 is a 65W heatsink. there's your problem

    im not really an expert when it comes to cooling solutions so maybe someone else here can reccomend you the best heatsink. but you definately need a better one
  6. squirrelboy said:
    what kind of case do you have? and how hot does your gpu get (also what gpu do you have)?
    when i switched from a standard office case i had lying around to a proper gaming case my temperatures went down ~30*C

    edit: i just noticed your cpu uses 150Watt while the CM DK9-7 is a 65W heatsink. there's your problem

    im not really an expert when it comes to cooling solutions so maybe someone else here can reccomend you the best heatsink. but you definately need a better one


    The case can be found here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7539585&srkey=E436-2130

    It is Enyle E-series mid tower. Nothing special. Do I need to replace the fan on the heatsink or do I have to get a whole new rig?
  7. queenraven said:
    squirrelboy said:
    what kind of case do you have? and how hot does your gpu get (also what gpu do you have)?
    when i switched from a standard office case i had lying around to a proper gaming case my temperatures went down ~30*C

    edit: i just noticed your cpu uses 150Watt while the CM DK9-7 is a 65W heatsink. there's your problem

    im not really an expert when it comes to cooling solutions so maybe someone else here can reccomend you the best heatsink. but you definately need a better one


    The case can be found here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7539585&srkey=E436-2130

    It is Enyle E-series mid tower. Nothing special. Do I need to replace the fan on the heatsink or do I have to get a whole new rig?

    the case looks like it doesnt provide much ventilation at all. a case with a front intake fan would be better. so a new case like this one
    and maybe a better heatsink is what you need
    btw what gpu do you have?
  8. queenraven said:

    btw what gpu do you have?

    Posted it in the original. Radeon HD 4600
  9. Best answer
    Case temp seems fine as the hard drive is only 93F.

    CPU cooler is very weak. Something like this would put you in the right direction.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  10. Okay, everyone. I picked up a new HSF at Bestbuy. Not top of the line, but I haven't seen any substantial negative reviews. It's the Rocketfish Universal (which I believe is a rebranded Cooler Master Hyper TX3). I will have to say it seems to be working! My temps at start up were well under 20C. In fact, I am running Prime95 as I type this message and I haven't had a single shut down and the temps are still under 30C.
    Wish me luck, I think I may have fixed my problem. Thanks for all your help.
  11. queenraven said:
    Okay, everyone. I picked up a new HSF at Bestbuy. Not top of the line, but I haven't seen any substantial negative reviews. It's the Rocketfish Universal (which I believe is a rebranded Cooler Master Hyper TX3). I will have to say it seems to be working! My temps at start up were well under 20C. In fact, I am running Prime95 as I type this message and I haven't had a single shut down and the temps are still under 30C.
    Wish me luck, I think I may have fixed my problem. Thanks for all your help.


    Yeah that looks identical to the COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3. Hope BB didn't gouge you too much. It's 21.99 at Newegg.

    Congrats on the fix!
  12. Cazalan said:
    queenraven said:
    Okay, everyone. I picked up a new HSF at Bestbuy. Not top of the line, but I haven't seen any substantial negative reviews. It's the Rocketfish Universal (which I believe is a rebranded Cooler Master Hyper TX3). I will have to say it seems to be working! My temps at start up were well under 20C. In fact, I am running Prime95 as I type this message and I haven't had a single shut down and the temps are still under 30C.
    Wish me luck, I think I may have fixed my problem. Thanks for all your help.


    Yeah that looks identical to the COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3. Hope BB didn't gouge you too much. It's 21.99 at Newegg.

    Congrats on the fix!



    It was $19.99 and it's running like a BOSS. My computer is super cool.
  13. Cazalan said:
    queenraven said:
    Okay, everyone. I picked up a new HSF at Bestbuy. Not top of the line, but I haven't seen any substantial negative reviews. It's the Rocketfish Universal (which I believe is a rebranded Cooler Master Hyper TX3). I will have to say it seems to be working! My temps at start up were well under 20C. In fact, I am running Prime95 as I type this message and I haven't had a single shut down and the temps are still under 30C.
    Wish me luck, I think I may have fixed my problem. Thanks for all your help.


    Yeah that looks identical to the COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3. Hope BB didn't gouge you too much. It's 21.99 at Newegg.

    Congrats on the fix!



    It was $19.99 and it's running like a BOSS. My computer is super cool.
  14. Good deal. The BB by me likes to gouge accessories like that by 100% or more. I only go there when it's an emergency.
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