Topic Title: AMD FX 8320 Overheat and fail.
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 08/24/2014 06:08 AM
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Denzof
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I got my new PC and I was very happy that finally I can play some good games on nice graphic settings. I installed every driver with the latest version and started to download my Steam games. First I'm a big CSGO fan and I wanted to try the game on maximum settings and I was impressed how smooth it played (my old pc barely could run the game on lowest). But after some time I noticed that my FPS dropped to 17-30 from 60 and it started to lag. I checked the temperature and it was 70 C which is ok and no reason to drop. Then it came back to stable 60. After 10-15 mins of playing it happened again the FPS dropped. So I quieted the game and started looking for answers and found nothing, well I tried everything that people suggested but none of those worked.
I even set everything to the lowest settings possible and I got around 100 FPS but AGAIN back to 20 FPS for no reason. This isn't just for CSGO. I also installed FarCry 3 and GTA IV. I always wanted to play those games on max settings. I launched them and set everything to max, started playing the game, looked very nice. After some time again in both games for no reason my FPS dropped and after 20-30 seconds it comes back to normal. Also tried it with lowest settings I can get very smooth game but this happens regardless. Same with Battlefield 3. I left every setting on default in the Catalyst app. 

 I set everything to the lowest possible settings in BF3 and I get very good 100 FPS but every minute it goes down to 20. I can't play now any game. Before at least I could play them on low and now I can't even do that.
I downloaded a lot of previous versions for the driver but none of them made any difference, it still did the FPS drop.

I hope you guys could help me with this. My PC specs: 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 
Hard disk Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA-III 
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P 
Cooler CPU Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 SCKC-3000 
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit 
Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X OC WITH BOOST 3GB DDR5 384-bit 
Sirtec - High Power Element BRONZE 600WSegotep SG-Z2

 

 I now found out that the CPU is causing the proble. When it reaches 69-70 C it shuts down somehow and goes down to 50 C and then the FPS drops too. The processor should not overheat. I got a very good cooler for it. Should I send it back to warranty ? PS: If I underclock it to 2.9 GHz it doesn't go above 55 C.

 08/24/2014 10:47 AM
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Nope, you have a very overpriced and quite inadequate cooler for that CPU.

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 08/24/2014 11:36 AM
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But even so it should cool it and not let it be 70 C if everything is set up corectly right ? ( I'm thinking it wasn't assebled good ) 

 08/24/2014 07:19 PM
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It's a high end HTPC cooler, for a gaming PC you need something.. bigger. CM Hyper 212 being entry level for that hot CPU, Noctua NH-D14 ,Corsair H80i or H100i should keep it frozen. Also be sure to use a high quality TIM (like Arctic Silver 5, MX-4 or something similar) and applying a proper pea sized shape in the middle after cleaning the cpu and cooler surfaces with hard alcohol (I use 192 proof ethanol). Doing everything properly can cut 5-10C off temps.



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 08/24/2014 08:20 PM
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Arctic Silver ArctiClean, $8 at Newegg and works better than alcohol.

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 08/24/2014 09:41 PM
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and finally make sure your case fans are moving enought air - the best cooler fan won't cool in an oven!

 

 



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 08/25/2014 01:44 AM
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So you say even the CM Hyper 212 would be better then the Cooler I have ? The thing is I didn't build the pc the store from which I bought the components did it. If I would got to a PC service and buy the Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Silver ArctiClean and leave my PC there, would those guys doit ? cuz I'm a bit noob. I don't have money for a new cooler but if the things with the TIM and clean are done should it still get more then 60 C ?

 

And for a case cooler I only have a stock one in front of the PC. Cooler Master Blade Master 92 would be a good one in the back ?

 08/25/2014 02:07 AM
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Umm, yes, the air you blow in must be extracted at the other end or you do have an hot-air oven effect.

In other words the number of blowers (input) must be matched by same  number of suckers (air extractors) to have optimal airflow.

What case do you have?

simple test is remove the cover/ side panel and watch CPU/GPU temperatures - if it falls significantly ( ~10+ celsius) you know what to do!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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GA 990FXA-UD3v4
AMD FX-8320
Kingston 8GB 1866 HyperX Fury
GPU Gigabyte R685OC-1GD
1x SSHD ST1000DX001/ 1x SATA3 WD Blue/ 1x STBV2000300
SeaSonic 650W
Win7x64


 

 08/25/2014 02:19 AM
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Segotep SG-Z2, I check it and the CPU cooler sucks air and blows it on the CPU. Wold the vent that I wrot would be helpfull in any way ?

 08/25/2014 02:35 AM
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you would need at least 2 *case fans* - 1 in the front blowing air in and 1 at the back to suck warm air out.

Is that what you have now?... if not just get it done and temperatures should normalise.

 

 

 

 



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GA 990FXA-UD3v4
AMD FX-8320
Kingston 8GB 1866 HyperX Fury
GPU Gigabyte R685OC-1GD
1x SSHD ST1000DX001/ 1x SATA3 WD Blue/ 1x STBV2000300
SeaSonic 650W
Win7x64


 

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