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May 3, 2014 8:52:34 AM

Hey everyone

I've been having problems recently with my PC and it's been bugging me as i can't get any work done.

When i tried to turn it on today the PC got to the bios but then either shut off then or shut of before reaching that point

I unplugged my hard drives and my disc drive from the PSU and it was still having the same problem.

I have a feeling that my CPU is taking too much power as it's normally have temps of about 60oC while idle and my corsair H60 is getting red hot because of that.

Specs:
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth x79 TUF
CPU: Amd FX-8320 black edition (8-core)
Cooler: Corsair H60
PSU: Corsair CX750M
Graphics card: amd r7 260x
RAM: 16gb g-skill ripjaws (4 sticks of 4gb)
3 segate HDDs

Any help or advice would be really appreciated right now

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May 3, 2014 8:55:14 AM

The CX750 is plenty of power for what you have. Your cpu is overheating. Did you check your thermal paste. You might need to reapply and re-seat.

Here is a video showing you how to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We0NRiEuuSQ
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May 3, 2014 8:58:21 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
The CX750 is plenty of power for what you have. Your cpu is overheating. Did you check your thermal paste. You might need to reapply and re-seat.


I did try that, i re applied some Akasa 455 and that worked for like 5 minutes and the tempreture just shoot back up to about 60. When i got the cooler it was fine but that was in march.
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May 3, 2014 9:01:57 AM

Do you still have the stock cooler that same with the cpu? If so try using that and see if it still shuts down. That will tell you if the h60 is the culprit.
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May 3, 2014 9:14:47 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Do you still have the stock cooler that same with the cpu? If so try using that and see if it still shuts down. That will tell you if the h60 is the culprit.


Right well i just put the stock fan back in and it's spinning at about 4k rpm but the tempreture is staying below 50 but slowly rising.
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May 3, 2014 9:28:54 AM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Do you still have the stock cooler that same with the cpu? If so try using that and see if it still shuts down. That will tell you if the h60 is the culprit.


So now that i know it was the h60, what would you recommend to either fix it or replace?
the reason i got it was because the stock one was making everything over heat
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May 3, 2014 9:38:49 AM

You have a Sabertooth X79 and an FX8320?

One or the other is either a mistake, or you somehow fit an AM3+ processor into a socket 2011 board. . . .
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May 3, 2014 9:41:41 AM

sarcophagus_macabre said:
You have a Sabertooth X79 and an FX8320?

One or the other is either a mistake, or you somehow fit an AM3+ processor into a socket 2011 board. . . .


I mis-clicked and said you were the best solution by accident XD

It's not the x79, it's the new one they released with the AM3+ socket on it


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May 3, 2014 10:09:15 AM

No worries, I just had to ask. It does sound like the h60 pump wasn't working. I have to ask: was the pump power connected to the cpu fan header?
A lot of people here recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for an inexpensive air cooler (~$30), or high-end air coolers like Noctua NH-D14 (~$70). Otherwise, AIO water coolers like you had. A lot of people recommend the Corsair h80i and h100i liquid coolers.
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May 3, 2014 10:13:53 AM

sarcophagus_macabre said:
No worries, I just had to ask. It does sound like the h60 pump wasn't working. I have to ask: was the pump power connected to the cpu fan header?
A lot of people here recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for an inexpensive air cooler (~$30), or high-end air coolers like Noctua NH-D14 (~$70). Otherwise, AIO water coolers like you had. A lot of people recommend the Corsair h80i and h100i liquid coolers.


I'll look at the Noctua but i don't want it to make much noise because my microphone can pick it up when i'm recording stuff
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May 3, 2014 11:36:45 AM

When you reapplied the thermal paste did you make sure to properly remove the old paste?

What is your ambient temp in the location where your PC is at? Is the processor doing anything, like full load, overclocking ect?? What is the case ventilation like? I would like to add that the more hard drives you have installed the more heat your PC will have so if your hard drives are not cooling either you could have an airflow problem in your case. Clean up any wiring that might be obstructing fans or airflow. Also if it's dusty inside you might want to get that cleaned out as well.
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