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AMD FX-8150 Cooler - High Temperatures

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July 12, 2014 1:27:37 AM

I seem to be receiving high temperatures with the AMD FX-8150 Black Edition cooler to the point that I had to actually turn the CPU's 3.6 GHz down to 3.3 GHz as 3.6 GHz was sitting at 60c+ temps even with the Cooler on maximum. I'm not sure as to why this would happen so suddenly.

Under load while for instance, Battlefield 4 game play it reaches Tj. Max in which it will shut down the computer.

Any recommendations as to how to fix this problem or any troubleshooting that we could possibly work through to figure out what's causing the problem?

Specs:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
AMD FX-8150 + Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
COOLMAX CUL-750B 750W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Antec 300 Illusion Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X series RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)





Prime95 30 second test


Additional information:
2 Intake fans on the front of the case, 3 exhaust fans + 1 if you include the Push Pull on the cooler's radiator itself, 1 on the back, 1 on the top, and 1 on the side.

The 56c temperature I received after restarting my computer from a cold boot.

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July 12, 2014 12:22:59 PM

Selvantion said:
I seem to be receiving high temperatures with the AMD FX-8150 Black Edition cooler to the point that I had to actually turn the CPU's 3.6 GHz down to 3.3 GHz as 3.6 GHz was sitting at 60c+ temps even with the Cooler on maximum. I'm not sure as to why this would happen so suddenly.

Under load while for instance, Battlefield 4 game play it reaches Tj. Max in which it will shut down the computer.

Any recommendations as to how to fix this problem or any troubleshooting that we could possibly work through to figure out what's causing the problem?

Specs:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
AMD FX-8150 + Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
COOLMAX CUL-750B 750W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Antec 300 Illusion Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X series RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)





Prime95 30 second test


Additional information:
2 Intake fans on the front of the case, 3 exhaust fans + 1 if you include the Push Pull on the cooler's radiator itself, 1 on the back, 1 on the top, and 1 on the side.

The 56c temperature I received after restarting my computer from a cold boot.


Weird. Pull the cooler off the CPU, cheek the thermal paste and put it back on, being careful not to over-tighten or under tighten.
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July 12, 2014 3:59:29 PM

The thermal paste is applied properly with a smidge less thermal paste and the cooler is seated properly, it's not over-tightened or under-tightened.

It's still receiving temperatures above what it should be. I'm still unclear as to why, it is rather weird.
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July 14, 2014 10:10:31 AM

Selvantion said:
The thermal paste is applied properly with a smidge less thermal paste and the cooler is seated properly, it's not over-tightened or under-tightened.

It's still receiving temperatures above what it should be. I'm still unclear as to why, it is rather weird.


Borked sensors are not unheard of. Try using AMD overdrive. It uses a thing called "thermal margin", the degrees C until the processor hits its max temp.
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