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AMD FX-8350 Temperature issues

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Hello,

 

I need some help. Latley my CPU has been acting really weird showing insanley high temps, thermalthrotteling to hell and just generally acting weird. (Unable to play games some days)

 

I use AMD Overdrive to check the temps as that is said to be the most accurate way as the chip it self "lacks" temp sensors or whatever they have done with them. I'm often seeing temps closing in to the 70-80 degrees area. 

What is most confusing is that its so inconsistent. Somedays it works just fine and the temps are around 50 degrees. Other days it doesn't work att all and they are super high. 

 

Could it be that my thermal "sensors" are faulty? Could my MOBO have broken down?  Any ideas on what this issue is and how to fix it?

 

Other hardware the CPU is coupled with is a cheap Gigabyte 970A-DS3P MOBO and I use a Corsair H80i to cool the CPU (Recently cleaned the radiator out from dust so it should not be any issue with that. Only thing would be if the thermal compound somehow got bad since I did not check that. But that doesn't seem likley to me as it has "only" been on for like 3 years.)

 

Did also think of my PSU being bad as it is maxxed out at its 550W and getting quite old, but that shouldn't result in super high temps so kinda ruled that one out. 

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4 minutes ago, xQubeZx said:

Only thing would be if the thermal compound somehow got bad since I did not check that. But that doesn't seem likley to me as it has "only" been on for like 3 years.

lol, TIM can go bad in three months, I'd try that

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It's an AM3+ CPU. Getting those sensors even in the ballpark of where they're supposed to be is nearly impossible. If I'm not mistaken, the most reliable one is the socket temp? so just base it off that and if your PC doesn't try killing itself, then it's fine.

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anything above 60C is to be avoided, AMD uses some retarded algorithm for FX temps which can be 20C of at times, something that dropped temps on my FX 6300 was just setting the voltage controll to manual instead of auto in the BIOS so try that lol

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WOW FX CPU's run hot?!?! So crazy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Change the thermal paste and try undervolting a little. You'll also find that many air coolers cool better than the H80i.

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