Question Overheating/Instant shut down problems

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i have a AMD FX 8300 Eight Core Processor (3.32Ghz) and its offical website says it closes itself at 70 celcius degrees. my computer usually works at 60 celsius degrees so it closes itself real quick while gaming. All fans are running at maximum speed. I want to increase the maximum heat from bios. how much heat can it stand? (e.g 80)
 

Gadhar

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One thing I did not see anyone mention is that the FX processors do not post true temp numbers in things like HW Monitor, but instead you have to use the AMD software and look at how far the CPU is from max temp. I have not messed with an FX processor in years, but I remember you could never get an accurate temp from any third party software.

This link may be very useful http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html.

As to what others have mentioned I would make sure the thermal paste is applied correctly and also make sure the cpu cooler is making proper contact with the cpu. I had an 8350 that ran way too hot, so hot I could feel the heat through the side panel, and it was because the clip that the cpu cooler mounted to was cracked and the cooler had lost good contact. Good luck mate
 
i mean it runs on 60-70 while gaming and reaches 80-90 and shuts down
It's entirely likely the problem has nothing to do with CPU temperature...and that's just about all that you've told us.

That and you have an FX 8300. A very hot-running, high current draw, 8 core Bulldozer part that shouldn't be run on over 75% of the AM3 boards ever made. That's because those boards have low-specc'd VRM's that don't even implement proper protections in over load situations; the cheapest would just smoke down. It was a big improvement when they implemented safety shut-down when they overheat. With nothing to go on, and just banking on the odds, I'd have to guess that's what happens with yours.

But maybe not. Cause you could also have one of the garbage PSU's that can't hold 12V steady under heavy load and the motherboard blanks out because of that.
 

jay32267

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I don't really see anything glaringly wrong with those temperatures.
Perhaps it's a power supply issue.
Perhaps check the voltages with HWInfo.
They should remain within 5% of +12, +5 and + 3.3 volts at idle and under load.
If they drop down when you game.....this may be the problem.
 

Ralston18

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Could be a number of reasons: e.g., new CPU thermal paste needed, PSU failing/failed, fan failure, etc..

More information needed.

Start by updating your post to include full system hardware specs and OS.

Include PSU information.

Computer age? Has the computer been cleaned, any recent hardware/software changes?

Are the temperatures within spec when not gaming?
 

13thmonkey

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some details would be useful. Full specs including PSU make and model. Generally those are not too hot (ignore the flame symbol), a couple of processors would be concerned by those temps, but would throttle not shut down. In fact heat usually leads to throttling.
 
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Could be a number of reasons: e.g., new CPU thermal paste needed, PSU failing/failed, fan failure, etc..

More information needed.

Start by updating your post to include full system hardware specs and OS.

Include PSU information.

Computer age? Has the computer been cleaned, any recent hardware/software changes?

Are the temperatures within spec when not gaming?
all fans are running on maximum speed and my procressor is AMD FX 8300. its brand new and everything is ok about my processor. My system is ok with the game's system requiements im playing. but it still gets so hot and closes. My computer has 5 fans and they are not enought to cool it, i think.
 
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all fans are running on maximum speed and my procressor is AMD FX 8300. its brand new and everything is ok about my processor. My system is ok with the game's system requiements im playing. but it still gets so hot and closes. My computer has 5 fans and they are not enought to cool it, i think.
 

13thmonkey

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How brand new? possible to send it back brand new? I'm really sorry to break it to you but that's a 2 year old processor based on maybe a 6 year old design, it's very poor by todays standards. Still it should throttle rather than shut down.

We need the rest of the specs, 5 fans should able to cope if they are doing the right things, but it's not a cooling issue.
 
all fans are running on maximum speed and my procressor is AMD FX 8300. its brand new and everything is ok about my processor. My system is ok with the game's system requiements im playing. but it still gets so hot and closes. My computer has 5 fans and they are not enought to cool it, i think.
Provide some details about system specs... motherboard, PSU, CPU cooling, graphics card, case.
 
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How brand new? possible to send it back brand new? I'm really sorry to break it to you but that's a 2 year old processor based on maybe a 6 year old design, it's very poor by todays standards. Still it should throttle rather than shut down.

We need the rest of the specs, 5 fans should able to cope if they are doing the right things, but it's not a cooling issue.
as i said : specs are very well for the game and my processor is a 1-2 year(s) old AMD FX 8300 8 core 3.32 GHz
 
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The game specs are there just to give you a base line of what will run the game without too much lag. Running that game and the PC getting hot does not have anything to do with the system meeting the requirements of the game.
The heat is generated from the PC components. inadequacy of the CPU cooler or GPU cooler or the Case fans can cause issues. Dust and hair that is sucked into the Fans and coolers are more than likely your issue. Use canned air and blow all the dust bunny's out. If the PC is 2 years old then there is more than likely a small cat's worth of hair and bunnies inside the fans and cooler fins.
 

13thmonkey

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The game specs are there just to give you a base line of what will run the game without too much lag. Running that game and the PC getting hot does not have anything to do with the system meeting the requirements of the game.
The heat is generated from the PC components. inadequacy of the CPU cooler or GPU cooler or the Case fans can cause issues. Dust and hair that is sucked into the Fans and coolers are more than likely your issue. Use canned air and blow all the dust bunny's out. If the PC is 2 years old then there is more than likely a small cat's worth of hair and bunnies inside the fans and cooler fins.
However it is rare for overheating to cause a shutdown (unless it's a poor PSU that's overheating), and the temps are not that high.
 
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Too hot, here's a couple things to try...

-Clean the dust from the system/cooler.
-Repaste the CPU cooler.

If it's still getting too hot then you may want to consider grabbing a decent aftermarket cooler such as the CM EVO 212 Black, just make sure the case will support the height.
its clean af and nothing is wrong with cpu cooler. all fans are running on max speed
 
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my case is clean af and my PSU never gets overheated (it rarely heats). CPU and GPU fans are running on max speed (3500 - 3600 RPM) i will try getting new (more) coolers. but what can i do except buying other coolers? i want to increase cpu auto shut down heat but im scared
 

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