I also have the AMD FX 8320 my idle is 40-41 and my full load is 61-62 with the same cooler and i try's the same pea method 5 times and i get the same temps and crashes every time I game. Should i return it or buy a new cooler, and which cooler should i get.
Try a refurb Corsair H60i or H80i. The refurbished ones are safer than the new ones (i.e. go through more testing). My old H50 runs great and keeps my 8350 OC'd to 4.5 ghz running at 12c idle, 45c -50c tops. Also, download CPU-Z and run it wile benchmarking with a program like SIS Software Sandra. For a stock clocked 8350, that multiplier should NOT me above 21x. CPU-Z will tell you what it is under load. Your motherboard may also be auto over clocking your processor higher than normal. Try jumping the CMOS memory and checking the BIOS settings for processor over clocking.