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July 28, 2013 3:00:17 PM

Hello, I built a computer about 5 months ago and have now gone through two CPUs. My first was a amd fx 8150 worked perfectly for a few months and then started acting up, usage rates went through the roof and I was getting a grinding noise through the speakers under heavy use (games/ streaming videos). I figured the cpu was defective and moved on and bought a 6250 cheap from a friend. Almost the same story now been using it for the past couple months and just this week this one has been acting up like the last. What could my issues be? Is another piece of my hardware to blame?

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July 28, 2013 3:03:41 PM

Hello colem5, It's not your CPU. It's your motherboard. Buy a new one or get a replacement.
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July 28, 2013 3:04:00 PM

colem5 said:
Hello, I built a computer about 5 months ago and have now gone through two CPUs. My first was a amd fx 8150 worked perfectly for a few months and then started acting up, usage rates went through the roof and I was getting a grinding noise through the speakers under heavy use (games/ streaming videos). I figured the cpu was defective and moved on and bought a 6250 cheap from a friend. Almost the same story now been using it for the past couple months and just this week this one has been acting up like the last. What could my issues be? Is another piece of my hardware to blame?


Power supply and motherboard? What PSU/MOBO do you have? I'd blame it on one of those!
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July 28, 2013 6:06:11 PM

Would almost guess a mid/low level PSU that is spiking (could even be a good PSU, but have seeln these problems numerous times with the lower tier PSUs
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July 28, 2013 6:17:40 PM

ThermalV said:
colem5 said:
Hello, I built a computer about 5 months ago and have now gone through two CPUs. My first was a amd fx 8150 worked perfectly for a few months and then started acting up, usage rates went through the roof and I was getting a grinding noise through the speakers under heavy use (games/ streaming videos). I figured the cpu was defective and moved on and bought a 6250 cheap from a friend. Almost the same story now been using it for the past couple months and just this week this one has been acting up like the last. What could my issues be? Is another piece of my hardware to blame?


Power supply and motherboard? What PSU/MOBO do you have? I'd blame it on one of those!


I have a MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and a PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 600W PSU
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July 28, 2013 6:47:53 PM

Could be PSU, though that's a good one, would lean more to mobo after seeing it's a MSI, am NOT A FAN OF THEIR QC (quality control) or maybe I should say lack thereof.....
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July 29, 2013 9:35:37 AM

colem5 said:
I have a MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and a PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 600W PSU


Lower end MSI motherboards are CRAP to be totally honest. I've got the SAME exact motherboard. And I've got some sound issues too. BEFORE you buy a new motherboard, try installing the MSI Audio Drivers. Also, are you using HDMI with your GPU? If you are, there is a possibility of a bad HDMI cable, driver conflict or even a bad port on your GPU.
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August 6, 2013 12:29:48 PM

griptwister said:
colem5 said:
I have a MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and a PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 600W PSU


Lower end MSI motherboards are CRAP to be totally honest. I've got the SAME exact motherboard. And I've got some sound issues too. BEFORE you buy a new motherboard, try installing the MSI Audio Drivers. Also, are you using HDMI with your GPU? If you are, there is a possibility of a bad HDMI cable, driver conflict or even a bad port on your GPU.


All my drivers are up to date and my HDMI is fine, looks like the board is the issue. Is their warranty even worth the trouble or should I just buy a different board?
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August 6, 2013 12:36:24 PM

Think I'd I' buy a different brand, might send in for RMA and whenever you get it back (can take a long time) try selling it on ebay or something
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August 6, 2013 6:34:38 PM

colem5 said:
griptwister said:
colem5 said:
I have a MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and a PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 600W PSU


Lower end MSI motherboards are CRAP to be totally honest. I've got the SAME exact motherboard. And I've got some sound issues too. BEFORE you buy a new motherboard, try installing the MSI Audio Drivers. Also, are you using HDMI with your GPU? If you are, there is a possibility of a bad HDMI cable, driver conflict or even a bad port on your GPU.


All my drivers are up to date and my HDMI is fine, looks like the board is the issue. Is their warranty even worth the trouble or should I just buy a different board?


Me personally I'm buying a new board, as I'm out of warranty and I just found the cause of issue as recent. Idk how hard it is for AMD Users to get a new board, but I know it's hard for Intel users. I think you'd be better off buying a different board.
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August 7, 2013 5:21:11 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Think I'd I' buy a different brand, might send in for RMA and whenever you get it back (can take a long time) try selling it on ebay or something


Alright that's what I'm gonna do, thanks a lot everyone for the help.
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August 7, 2013 7:57:42 AM

Let us know how it goes ;) 
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