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High FX-8350 Socket Temp

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June 25, 2014 5:26:59 PM

I overclocked my fx-8350 to 4.3 GHZ then I stress tested it using prime95 and the socket temp was 70C while core was 52C. I then stopped the test knowing that max socket was 70C. How can I reduce socket temps? the socket temp is supposed to be around 10 degrees over core but is 18 in the test.

Specs:
AMD FX-8350
ASUS m5a99fx pro r2.0
CM hyper 212 evo
EVGA gtx 770 SC
Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB 1600mhz
WD blue
NZXT Phantom 410

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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2014 5:30:01 PM

70c is fine for that chip, especially overclocked, dont worry about it until it goes over 80c.
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2014 5:54:16 PM

Looks like a normal temp for trying to cool an overclocked FX-8350 with just a hyper 212. If it hits the thermal margin it should throttle the clock down to save itself from burning up.
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2014 8:44:45 PM

Strap a fan to your vrm heatsink and/or the back of the cpu socket if your case allows it.
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June 25, 2014 9:41:19 PM

on a m5a99fx pro r2.0 which heat sink is the vrm one?
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2014 10:14:31 PM

The one you want to concentrate the airflow on is the longer one to the left of the CPU socket with the row of capacitors. The heatsink below the socket is the southbridge which doesn't get hot.

edit: From what I've been able to gather from testing the CPU temperature in hwmonitor seems to be closely if not directly related to the VRM temperatures. Stability seems to go out the window past 78-80c so try to keep it at or below 75 in stress testing. You can take it further but I can't recommend it.
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June 26, 2014 2:09:12 PM

when stress testing 4.3GHZ it reached upwards of 75C... it seems as if this is hot for a hyper 212 evo....
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a b K Overclocking
June 26, 2014 4:39:47 PM

Whats your vcore under load?
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June 26, 2014 5:05:23 PM

1.248-1.26
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June 26, 2014 5:20:24 PM


here should be an image of hwmonitor when the cpu was at 70C in case that is of any use .
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