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December 29, 2012 4:56:16 AM

Hey, so I have an AMD FX-8150 Zambezi CPU and I was playing Prototype on my computer and the CPU fan got really loud and I started to smell this weird kinda sweet smell and the case behind the CPU was really hot. So, I restarted my computer got to the BIOS and checked my temperature and it was at 40 degrees Celsius and I checked and that's like 104 degrees Fahrenheit! I thought holy *** that's hot I might mess something up and turned off my computer to let it cool down. So, I ask is this temperature too hot, or normal? And if it is too hot what might be the problem and how can I fix it?

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December 29, 2012 5:26:16 AM

Qzar21 said:
Hey, so I have an AMD FX-8150 Zambezi CPU and I was playing Prototype on my computer and the CPU fan got really loud and I started to smell this weird kinda sweet smell and the case behind the CPU was really hot. So, I restarted my computer got to the BIOS and checked my temperature and it was at 40 degrees Celsius and I checked and that's like 104 degrees Fahrenheit! I thought holy *** that's hot I might mess something up and turned off my computer to let it cool down. So, I ask is this temperature too hot, or normal? And if it is too hot what might be the problem and how can I fix it?
40c is not bad but don't EVER let it get to 60c or the cpu will fry and not work but i think you should think about getting a new heatsink too.
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December 29, 2012 5:27:51 AM

What about the smell? Do you know anything about that?
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December 29, 2012 5:37:17 AM

the maximum safe temperature is 61c
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%2...

gaming @ 40 or 46 is fine. if you are worried about it then take off the heatsink, clean off the thermal paste with a coffee filter and alcohol, re-apply new and make sure you re-seat the heatsink properly.


and most of all, stop worrying!
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December 29, 2012 5:38:24 AM

The max temp is 61c or 140f. So the temp is fine on the CPU, reaching the max temp wont kill it as it is the max temp you have to go over the max temp to kill it. I don't think the CPU is the problem, I think another part of your computer did that. What do you mean by "weird kinda sweet smell"?
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December 29, 2012 5:46:30 AM

ColoredWater said:
The max temp is 61c or 140f. So the temp is fine on the CPU, reaching the max temp wont kill it as it is the max temp you have to go over the max temp to kill it. I don't think the CPU is the problem, I think another part of your computer did that. What do you mean by "weird kinda sweet smell"?

It's like this weird indescribable smell, but it smells kinda sweet. Maybe something is burning? I just put the CPU yesterday.
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December 29, 2012 5:53:05 AM

Qzar21 said:
It's like this weird indescribable smell, but it smells kinda sweet. Maybe something is burning? I just put the CPU yesterday.

Try and locate the smell, again I don't the CPU has to do with it.
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December 29, 2012 5:53:27 AM

Check make sure you aint got any dust as that can smell funny when under hot temps.
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December 29, 2012 5:57:04 AM

ColoredWater said:
Try and locate the smell, again I don't the CPU has to do with it.

It may be the PSU. The smell is stronger near it.
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December 29, 2012 6:00:01 AM

Qzar21 said:
It may be the PSU. The smell is stronger near it.

What brand, and watts is it? Also can you give me your system specs?
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December 29, 2012 6:07:30 AM

ColoredWater said:
What brand, and watts is it? Also can you give me your system specs?

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ CPU
GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 GPU
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Xtremegear 600 Watt PSU
Idk the case and dvd drive.
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December 29, 2012 6:18:40 AM

Qzar21 said:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ CPU
GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 GPU
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Xtremegear 600 Watt PSU
Idk the case and dvd drive.

Get this PSU, that one might be dying. No matter what that PSU is very bad for your system and most likely does not give 600w, more like 400w. The PSU I sent you the link to is more then enough for your system but will give your more power for future upgrades :) .
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