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970A-G43 and FX8350 running 33C max? Still safe or new mobo

This was my first build and its been nothing but issues the past week, while most were out of my control (dead PSU out of the box, etc). I purchased a mobo bundle pack from TigerDirect, it had the MSI 970A-G43 and the AMD FX8350. I use OC Genie II on it but no manual overclocking here. Initial start up was reading 72C and the case was pumping heat so I promptly shut down. Purchased a sealed Seidon 120 and am running push/pull fan setup to alleviate the heat. CoreTemp is reading 11-20C regularly during my usage and maxed at 33C min at 9C. However in control center or BIOS while in Windows the MSI readings are hovering around 38-42C and spiking 45C.

I now have found out that this mobo isn't rated for this chip. I am new to builds and the parts as a whole, I have no real knowledge of this stuff. I do no gaming. Primarily CAD work with Autodesk and general desk work and multitasking (music, email, web browsing, and CAD work all up at once on dual monitor). I carefully stuck my hand into the case after running for a few hours and there was no adverse heat, felt ambient. Put my hands near vrm and felt no heat, touched some of the little guys and they were warm but I've felt spoons come out of soup hotter :lol:

So will I be able to do my basic computing on this set-up? Or should I be looking at a new mobo already?

EDIT: Here are some temp specs of motherboard from HWinFO64, temps from CoreTemp are inline with those from HwinFO64

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  1. Whether its at 33C or 38-45C those temps are perfectly fine. In fact really good especially for an 8350. The motherboard you have will do just fine for the 8350 although it is not recommended to get below a 990FX based motherboard. (You have the 970 chipset) There seems to be no problems at all. On an anecdotal note, I used to own the 8350 myself. The first motherboard I had for it was the Asus M5A88V-EVO. It was definitely NOT made for the 8350 (in fact it was an update to an older board originally meant for regular AM3 CPUs) and yet it still ran with no problems.

    I think you'll be just fine with what you have now.
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    The G43 , 45 , and G46 should not be paired with a FX8320 or 8350 due to their poor power and thermal designs.

    I would buy a new board like the Gigabyte UD3P which has a 8+2 power design , and is goods for overclocking.



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $74.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 09:54 EDT-0400


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    SLI \ Crossfire ready \ 6+2 power phase design


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $99.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 09:58 EDT-0400

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