AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz 125Watt Eight core desktop processor. Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960
I have a temperature monitor. The CPU idles at about 16C, but then shoots up to over 80 C during intensive stuff. I guess that's pretty hot, I just don't understand what caused it to begin overheating. I have an Antec 900 gaming case with plenty of big fans in it and I applied Thermal Grease to the heatsink on two occasions. I'm wondering if this is purely a hardware issue, or if software is involved. I am using the heatsink that came with the processor. The fan works just fine (besides failing to keep the CPU cool).
Stephen, Avid 3D animator