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AMD-FX Overheating Issue

Lately my pc has been shutting down when doing high end gaming like Battlefield 1. Didnt use to do that. My cpu is amd fx 8350 gpu is gtx 970 and I have 16 gb of ram. After I start it up it has a screen that says "CPU OVER TEMPERATURE ERROR". I know that my cou was getting to about 85C before shutting down. I just ordered this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VKVZ1A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on amazon because I read the stock cooler on the 8350 sucks. Do you guys think this will solve the problem or is there something more. I was thinking because I got two dogs that shed a lot their might be a lot of hair in the computer clogging the air but idk.
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  1. I would make sure the cpu /motherboard is clear of dog hair as it is bad.....also did you order new thermal paste? as that could be part of the issue as thermal paste gets old its stops working as well
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    85c is way too hot for the FX 8350. 62c is considered the highest you should run this cpu. At 72c it will start to throttle itself. At 85c it will shut itself down. That new fan/heatsink combo will do a great job keeping it cool.

    Also since you have dogs you may want to think about getting a case that has removable air filters to keep that hair(and dust) out of it.
  3. Great cooler! Make sure you apply the thermal paste the right way, and you'll be fine.
    What's the brand of your case btw? How many fans do you have?
    One tip: buy some cheap stockings and put them around the air filters, works great to prevent dust and hair dogs/cats from getting inside the case :)
  4. What motherboard do you have?

    Those 125w CPU'S make the motherboard VRM's work very hard and one thing the stock cooler does well is keep them cool with its top down design it forces air down and out over the VRM's. If your motherboard has poor VRM heatsinks you will probably get other issues with a cooler like the one selected.
  5. sizzling said:
    What motherboard do you have?

    Those 125w CPU'S make the motherboard VRM's work very hard and one thing the stock cooler does well is keep them cool with its top down design it forces air down and out over the VRM's. If your motherboard has poor VRM heatsinks you will probably get other issues with a cooler like the one selected.


    Um no sir. This is a very good fan/heatsink combo. The vrms are not going to have any problems due to overheating. They are built to withstand high temps. My old FX8350 had an overclock on it of 4.5ghz with a hyper 212 plus in a pushpull. Never had a problem on my Sabertooth mb.
  6. urbancamper said:
    sizzling said:
    What motherboard do you have?

    Those 125w CPU'S make the motherboard VRM's work very hard and one thing the stock cooler does well is keep them cool with its top down design it forces air down and out over the VRM's. If your motherboard has poor VRM heatsinks you will probably get other issues with a cooler like the one selected.


    Um no sir. This is a very good fan/heatsink combo. The vrms are not going to have any problems due to overheating. They are built to withstand high temps. My old FX8350 had an overclock on it of 4.5ghz with a hyper 212 plus in a pushpull. Never had a problem on my Sabertooth mb.


    Overheating VRM's is a common problem with 125w FX series CPU's and cheaper motherboards. As we don't know what motherboard is being used we cannot say if there will be a problem.
  7. 6 builds for myself and friends. Never one problem with the FX series and vrms
  8. urbancamper said:
    6 builds for myself and friends. Never one problem with the FX series and vrms


    Just search for threads with 'M5A78L' (this board comes up a lot) and 'vrm', this topic comes up continuously on hear with people suffering throttling as a result.
  9. I bet it's the dust and the stock cooler that are to blame. I agree with Urban that the new cooler will be great.
    But it wouldn't hurt to know which MB he has too. Just to know, you know? :)
  10. sizzling said:
    urbancamper said:
    6 builds for myself and friends. Never one problem with the FX series and vrms


    Just search for threads with 'M5A78L' (this board comes up a lot) and 'vrm', this topic comes up continuously on hear with people suffering throttling as a result.


    That MB you pulled up is the biggest piece of crap in the entire AM 3+ lineup. Your line of thinking is flawed.
  11. urbancamper said:
    sizzling said:
    urbancamper said:
    6 builds for myself and friends. Never one problem with the FX series and vrms


    Just search for threads with 'M5A78L' (this board comes up a lot) and 'vrm', this topic comes up continuously on hear with people suffering throttling as a result.


    That MB you pulled up is the biggest piece of crap in the entire AM 3+ lineup. Your line of thinking is flawed.

    You call it a piece of crap and then say my logic is flawed, you can't have it both ways. Its a commonly used board due to its low price and people thinking ASUS brand stands for quality. If you did the search I suggested you will see just how frequently this comes up when that board is paired with a 125w CPU. There are other motherboards that claim to support 125w but in reality struggle with overheating VRM's in prolonged high usage situations (gaming is a good example).

    To be honest I don't need you to validate my view point, I know I am right and the search I suggested gives plenty of support of my view point. You seem to be trolling for an argument and by calling that board a 'piece of crap' you have also supported my original point that it would help to know what motherboard was being used. Boards with poor VRM cooling benefit from top down CPU fan coolers.
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