[SOLVED] CPU Overheating Due To Motherboard?

Dec 27, 2018
6
0
10
0
Recently, I got a new motherboard, the ASUS crosshair v formula-z, and now my cpu is overheating by quite a bit during gameplay. When I first moved my cpu (AMD FX 8320) to the new mobo I didn't reapply thermal paste because I didn't have any and the old thermal paste still looked good. But I started up csgo and immediately after going into a casual match my pc shut off without warning, which usually means overheating. After that I replaced the thermal paste with some ThermalTake compound I got at best buy, and my results were actually slightly better. By around 30 seconds before shutting off...

This never happened on my old motherboard, but I installed a cpu temp reader. My cpu after being left running for 10 minutes is acting really weird. When left idling for 10 mins without side panel on it stays around 35-40C, but with side panel its around 40c. That seems very normal to me. But when I put it under any load it spikes to 70, and I'm never paying close attention when it shuts down, so I don't know if it spikes above 80-90C (the limit on my mobo), but I would assume that it does.

Do I have a faulty motherboard? is it reading temps wrong or something?

PC Specs
CPU: AMD FX 8320
Cooler: Stock FX cooler
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Graphics Card: Msi GTX 1050 ti 4gb
Ram: 32 gigs of Hyper X Fury 1866mhz
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C
 

iamacow

Admirable
Feb 11, 2015
2,091
0
6,460
316
While technically you don't have to reinstall windows when using the same chipset, it does help to remove the bootware left over from the last board software.

Either:
1: previous software is causing your CPU fan to not spin up. (eco mode or something).
2: You put the heatink on wrong
3: You use crappy thermalpaste.

I'm guessing a combo of all three.
 
Dec 27, 2018
6
0
10
0


The fan is definitely spinning, I can see that, and I don't know how I could have possibly have put the heatsink on wrong, it seems pretty simple to me, and I think the thermal paste I chose was pretty decent. Its thermaltake tg-7.
 

iamacow

Admirable
Feb 11, 2015
2,091
0
6,460
316
The FX chips run hot. I was extremely disappointed when I got a AMD FX 8350. The stock cooler coudn't even keep the CPU cool. I ended up selling it as fast as I got it. Might be the real problem. Better Heatsink is needed.
 
Dec 27, 2018
6
0
10
0


Hmm, I didn't have any issue with my old mobo though, so is it possible for it to be a motherboard issue? If not I should get a new cooler anyways, stock fan is loud.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS