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Strange AMD FX 8350 overheat problem

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So a little update. I found the HPC setting and it had no effect. I also updated to the latest bios and that did not help. So I tried my CPU in my wife's system and her's in mine. The CPU I had shows 35*C idle in her system and her CPU is showing 62*C in mine. At this point I think my motherboard is the culprit. I think it's time to replace it.
Thermal sensor is bad, your choice of replacing it or getting a hsf contact thermometer.

I would suggest a Sabertooth 990FX or R 2.0
 
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Thermal sensor is bad, your choice of replacing it or getting a hsf contact thermometer.

I would suggest a Sabertooth 990FX or R 2.0
Yeah, at this point I think it's a good excuse for an upgrade. I appreciate all the help!
 
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Glad you solved it..:)..which mb do you have in mind..

I use one of these to double check my cpu temps...i stick. The probe on my heatsink..
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Purchased a ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX as a replacement. It's working awesome so far!
 
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Yeah, at this point I think it's a good excuse for an upgrade. I appreciate all the help!
Exactly.
If you ask me, you should've bught a new cpu instead of a new h80i and use the box cooler for now.
 
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Exactly.
If you ask me, you should've bught a new cpu instead of a new h80i and use the box cooler for now.
CPU wasn't the issue. It was the motherboard.
 
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time for upgrade anyway ;)
 
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Most possibly the sensor had failed then. Have fun with the Sabertooth now.
 
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First of all, long time no see for those of you who remember me. Been busy with work and haven't had much time for hobbies.

So here's my issue. My AMD FX 8350 is supposedly overheating according to the motherboard temperature readings. I noticed this recently after my system hard locked while playing State Of Decay 2, and was able to reproduce that with heavyload just stress testing the CPU. Currently idle temp is 65*C and I've seen up to 80*C during testing. I thought maybe it was thermal paste at first, but replacing it did not alleviate the issue. I then replaced my old Corsair H50 with a new H80i. Still the same temps. I did notice that the coolant temps according to corsair link is in the 33*C-35*C range during testing.

I'm starting to wonder if the CPU itself is dying or if the overheat shutoff is kicking in and the temperature is reading incorrectly.

Thoughts?
Slap a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT on it- problem solved! :)
 

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Slap a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT on it- problem solved! :)
His msi board was crap, got a Sabertooth. Problem solved.

I have the Ashura Cooler on mine, ticks at 5.0GHz stable.
 
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His msi board was crap, got a Sabertooth. Problem solved.

I have the Ashura Cooler on mine, ticks at 5.0GHz stable.
I miss the Sabertooth line, come on Asus bring it back!
 

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Idk when they went low quality but it was certainly after the 990FX board...
since z270, they launched z270 tuf mark 1 enthusiast and z270 tuf mark 2 which was tuf in name only.
 
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Yeah that whole lineup went to hell :(
Basically what was happening is that people were getting the same performance if not better and reliability and stability out of theTUF lineup for Less than people were paying for the ROG Line up so they got greedy and decided to start putting lower-quality Parts on the tuf series
 
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His msi board was crap, got a Sabertooth. Problem solved.
Not kidding this was the 2nd RMA replacement of that MSI motherboard. The ASUS board is working beautifully however. :D
 
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I think VRM was overheating...
If VRM doesn't have it's own sensor available in AIDA64/HWInfo - you simply get a shut down.
 
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