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Thermal ceiling, help before my cpu melts

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April 21, 2012 7:49:40 AM

Hello, i have a AMD FX-8120 Zambezi Eight-Core Desktop processor, im trying to figure out what the thermal ceiling is for this line, im worried that my CPU is running too hot( its a stock cooler (tho i have a aftermarket on standby to switch out, i just didnt know what i was doing, my first build and it looked very intimidating) i've seached online and found NOTHING plz help before my computer blows up XD
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April 21, 2012 7:59:54 AM

Well what are the temperature?
April 21, 2012 8:01:56 AM

40c-50c idel, and 50c-64c- underload.... its heating my entire room! so at least i know my case is getting a good amount of the heat out, but it still has me worried
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April 21, 2012 8:07:14 AM

im not overclocking or anything either, case is COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 if that helps give you any idea

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a c 184 à CPUs
April 21, 2012 8:13:49 AM

The max temp for the fx-8150 is 61C, but it can handle up to 70C!
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April 21, 2012 8:16:33 AM

try using some high quality thermal paste and aftermarket cooler...but your computer will not blow up :D 
April 21, 2012 8:17:01 AM

O.o sooo what your saying is, i should man up and put that aftermarket sink on even if i dont know what the hell im doing
April 21, 2012 8:36:33 AM

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