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July 5, 2012 3:54:27 AM

I'm having overheating issues with my gaming rig.
AMD FX-8120 3.1ghz with AMD Radeon HD6850 just started overheating and shutting down playing WoW after 7 months running fine. Liquid cooled plus extra fans, 8g RAM, 800watt power supply. Web surfing fine, but when I hit graphic intense games, it's overheating and shutting down, but no alarms going off. Help? heh

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July 5, 2012 3:57:51 AM

what does it say is the device that is over heating?
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July 5, 2012 4:02:57 AM

It isn't telling me what's going on, but it was showing 88c temp in bios pc health section when I finally got through the reboot, disc check stuff. I'm not too geewiz at trouble shooting, but fans are clean and running and rig is only 8mo old and just started doing this last few weeks. run the suggested catalyst updates and all when prompted.
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July 5, 2012 4:05:46 AM

check if all the fans are spining so for example make sure that the cpu fan is spinning as fast as usual and also make sure that the gpu and cpu fans are clean if not you will have to use a air in a can to clean it out

P.S. are you using a after market cpu cooler or stock?
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July 5, 2012 4:06:14 AM

oh can you also please put all your specs so your mobo and psu etc
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July 5, 2012 4:18:50 AM

Had it built from Cyberpowerpc and fans are running and pretty pretty clean.

gigabyte ga-970a-d3 am3 crossfire board
amd fx-8120 3.1ghz retail cpu
2 corsair 4gb 1600 xms ram with heat spreader
asetek 510lc 120mm watercooler and 2 xtra 120mm case fans
amd radeon hd6850 1gb ddr5 pcie vid card
xtremegear 800watt power
win 7 home premium os
1tb sata3 7200rpm 3.5 hd
7.1 onboard sound

not overclocked and I haven't messed with bios settings
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July 5, 2012 4:22:10 AM

I haven't talked to tech supprt from cyberpower, but my wife called them and I can send it in.Planned on calling them tomorrow, but my son in law suggested surfing the boards tonight to see if it's a common issue.
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July 5, 2012 4:23:45 AM

I can web surf fine, but WW get's it heated and locks up and/or shuts down :( 
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July 5, 2012 4:28:26 AM

can you please tell me if you think its the cpu becuase you might have to replace the liquid in the liquid cooling device or the radiator has stopped working be sure to check if the radiator is working if it is check what kind of liquid is in the lc and post that
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July 5, 2012 4:34:43 AM

No clue what kind of fluid or how to check, but the top of the case where the radiator is is where it feels really hot when it happens. Blew dust from it with air can and the fan is spinning behind it.Not sure if it's spinning slower than usual, as it's a fairly new unit bought last Decmber. Never pulled it off and don't no how to check it.It's my first Liquid system
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July 5, 2012 4:38:15 AM

<----such a noob with this hardware.Never owned anything more than a dual core and nvidia have been all my prior vid cards.Fan on vid card was clean and spinning fine.Dunno if I'm underpowered with 800w, but the heat is highest above radiator unit on outside of case
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July 5, 2012 4:39:34 AM

ok the cord that is connecting from the fan to the port marked CPU_FAN move that to the port that says SYS_FAN like the picture below.


after you find it do this

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July 5, 2012 4:46:20 AM

Spazzin 42 said:
<----such a noob with this hardware.Never owned anything more than a dual core and nvidia have been all my prior vid cards.Fan on vid card was clean and spinning fine.Dunno if I'm underpowered with 800w, but the heat is highest above radiator unit on outside of case

Just send it back to cyber power, it's what they are for. Maintaining waterloops is very complicated and easy to screw up for the novice
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July 5, 2012 4:47:47 AM

yes but he has had it for over 6 months does he still have a warranty?
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July 5, 2012 4:49:33 AM

Taking notes before I shut down to do these steps..wonderful pics and great help so far, thanks a lot for the time and advce! :) 
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July 5, 2012 4:49:33 AM

the liquid inside the case can not be replaced by you it is a special blend so scratch that in my advice
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July 5, 2012 4:49:34 AM

Spazzin 42 said:
I haven't talked to tech supprt from cyberpower, but my wife called them and I can send it in.Planned on calling them tomorrow, but my son in law suggested surfing the boards tonight to see if it's a common issue.

His wife called and they said it was fine :p 
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July 5, 2012 4:50:53 AM

Yes, the warranty is good still and they gave my wife the RMA number ...better off shipping it than potentially screwing the pooch, so to speak?
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July 5, 2012 4:51:03 AM

ok, your right if you can't figure it out dont fret it's just a week gone and it will be fixed... oh and by the way nice system i have to admit I like the specs as well they run pretty damn well don't they :p 
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July 5, 2012 4:52:07 AM

It runs like a dream and those guys have built several rigs for me over the past 10-12 years :) 
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July 5, 2012 4:54:37 AM

yeah i almost bought off them but I didnt have the budget to add 150 for them to build it so i built the exact same system as you. How are you liking the 8120 im a bit nervous that i made the wrong decision what do you say? is it good for gaming?
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July 5, 2012 4:55:16 AM

I keep it clear for ventalation and keep my ash tray with a candle on the other side of my desk to avoid tar gunk,heh. I do ok upgrading/expanding hardware when it get obsolete and extend the rig lif that way, but,like I said, new to the realm of radiated liquid units and over my head,lol
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July 5, 2012 4:57:26 AM

Yeah, I play LFD2 and WoW online and other self contained games and haven't had any issues until this. I like that they don't add all the adware stuf so it comes clean software-wise :) 
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July 5, 2012 4:59:22 AM

Boght a gaming laptop intel dual core back in '08 and it still keeps up with WoW ,too, but this one purrs normally
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July 5, 2012 5:00:12 AM

yes also can the gpu run any higher games like crysis Ive only tested it once and i would love to hear what other people are getting in terms of fps
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July 5, 2012 5:01:01 AM

Got this one with a thermaltake commander mid tower and it has plenty of room for more drives and hardware slots
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July 5, 2012 5:03:32 AM

My internet provider is a microwave signal base (Charter hasn't covered our subdivision yet *sigh* ) but a new company just took it over and is offering higher bandwidth, so when we upgrade, I'm gonna give it a try :) 
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July 5, 2012 5:04:54 AM

From what I've heard, it can handle dual monitor set ups pretty well without even going dual card crossfire,too.
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July 5, 2012 5:06:49 AM

yeah im hoping to be able to play bf3 ultra with crossfire and any game for at least the next year on ultra with good fps... dont forget I would use the crossfire do you personally think compared to how 1 works that I could achieve this goal?
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July 5, 2012 5:09:43 AM

I'll post here what they tell me also to help with others that come across this problem :)  You've been EXTREMELY patient and helpful with this ! :) 
Thanks so much !
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July 5, 2012 5:10:59 AM

no problem hey to end the thread please select a best answer and hope everything works out for you
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July 5, 2012 5:12:14 AM

I think so...with our lower bandwidth and 2 of us gaming on same router, it runs smooth, so crossfire option with this cpu should take the load really well without performance suffering at all.
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July 5, 2012 5:15:41 AM

I think that in crossfire mode, it could handle anything out there and keep up without having to upgrade vid cards for a longer period than normal,too
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July 5, 2012 5:17:36 AM

Ending it, and thanks again. I'll post what the issue ends up being to help others also.Have a great nite :) 
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July 5, 2012 5:18:08 AM

Best answer selected by Spazzin 42.
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July 5, 2012 5:19:07 AM

thank you goodnight
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July 5, 2012 12:06:08 PM

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