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Faulty stock heatsink or faulty CPU?

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November 7, 2013 3:38:58 AM

I have been running a system for quite a few months now.
AMD FX 8350 cpu
AMD Radeon msi 7950 graphics
Corsair 600w psu
MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 motherboard
Corsair Neutron 250gb SSD
Rosewill Armor evo case

My question is, when playing games like battlefield 4 or metro my cpu will hit 90c and turn off I just learned this recently same with Prime 95 stress testing. I also have high heats around the board for gaming like 68c for light gaming like dota 2, however I idle at a low 20c.
I re-seated my stock heatsink and used new paste (pea method) but nothings changed. is this normal for AMD stock vishera heatsinks? or do I possibly have a faulty cpu? If its the heatsink any budget suggestions for replacement? I would prefer not dismantling my computer apart to install a back plate.

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November 7, 2013 6:34:19 AM

I don't think your CPU would be faulty or else your computer probably wouldn't even boot. Make sure there's no dust in the heatsink and make sure nothing blocks the fan. If it's unable to be fixed then this is a really great budget heatsink:

Hope this helps!