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how are the temps not normal but you dont know about them, i had a phenom 965 and my zalman kept that thing under 50c 1.55v . i put the zalman on my 8120 and at 1.3v would get over 65 fast. so i rma'd that cpu thinking something was wrong and got another that did the same. so i went and got water cooling and can get temperatures like yours appler but they are hard to cool especially on air. my cooler also had 3 heat pipes. mine is also 192w 4.6ghz overclock
http://www.overclock.net/t/1205284/temperature-on-the-fx-8120

No offense but if this where the case this chips wouldn't be usable with stock cooler and they wouldnt have a max safe temp of 61C do your research before making up stories smile.gif
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they are not safe with the stock cooler unless you get the cpu that is running at normal voltage, i have an oem now not sure why they sent it to me but im guessing that is what you have and it runs at different voltage.after researching about this myself i found out some run at 1.3 and are suppose to be good overclockers, idk about that or if its the oem or what the deal is but some run at 1.3v, and would definately overheat with a stock cooler
i did research and have owned 2 of them. so it is kind of offensive. im trying to save you the trouble of spending more money for an rma when you are fine. not make up stories
Edited by l3ubba - 2/5/12 at 6:29pm
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The oem cpu's were not suppose to be packaged with heatsinks from what i understand. could explain the lower voltage for the boxed cpu's packaged with the heatsinks. if i ran 1.3v with the stock heatsink it will overheat
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appler how are the temps not normal but you dont know about them, i had a phenom 965 and my zalman kept that thing under 50c 1.55v . i put the zalman on my 8120 and at 1.3v would get over 65 fast. so i rma'd that cpu thinking something was wrong and got another that did the same. so i went and got water cooling and can get temperatures like yours appler but they are hard to cool especially on air. my cooler also had 3 heat pipes. mine is also 192w 4.6ghz overclock
http://www.overclock.net/t/1205284/temperature-on-the-fx-8120

You misunderstood my post that is how XD "They are not normal i pull 192wwith a 4.5ghz overclock" i was talking about wattage and im also now wondering if everyone is using HWmoniter for the wattage
since i get exactly 192.10 on stock as well could be a bug?
 
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yeah im using hwmonitor and i read it wasnt accurate but i only read 1 forum about it so idk for sure
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I guess if you do not believe me you can do what i did and check the number on top of the cpu and then match it to the box, then look up whatever serial number. i am not sure if it is all the oem cpu's that run at 1.3 but some do. since you plan on rma you can put on the stock heatsink and turn it to 1.2v and watch it run hot but stay in limits, then try it on 1.3 and watch it overheat. if you rma try it agian with and it will prove the same. a ton of people are returning these because of overheating and lack of performance, i am suspicious of getting a used cpu but it works so im happy with it. my cpu came with the "box" serial on top and the oem on the cpu, but right off i noticed the cpu was jiggling in the box before i opened it. this happens when the heatsink box is put in the wrong way it will give it room to jiggle. box almost looks square so somebody probably returned this cpu and they stuck a cooler in there and shipped it to me. that is why im suspicious of it being used which it most likely is but i gave up, i got a bad ssd which happens but at first got a mobo that was used, dirty and fingerprints all over it. idk if its the packaging warehouse in NJ that newegg uses but i have got a buttload of bad parts lately. someone else i know just rma'd most of their pc and they live in NY so im guessing they get shipping from the NJ warehouse too. i dont suppose you live up here in the northeast by NJ too. anyway man im pretty sure your cpu is fine and imo you should not return it. ( sorry appler i think we did misunderstand each other it happens;)


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248190-28-what-difference-processor-retail-processor

FD8120FRW8KGU is an OEM/tray microprocessor
FD8120FRGUBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Edited by l3ubba - 2/5/12 at 6:49pm
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I guess if you do not believe me you can do what i did and check the number on top of the cpu and then match it to the box, then look up whatever serial number. i am not sure if it is all the oem cpu's that run at 1.3 but some do. since you plan on rma you can put on the stock heatsink and turn it to 1.2v and watch it run hot but stay in limits, then try it on 1.3 and watch it overheat. if you rma try it agian with and it will prove the same. a ton of people are returning these because of overheating and lack of performance, i am suspicious of getting a used cpu but it works so im happy with it. my cpu came with the "box" serial on top and the oem on the cpu, but right off i noticed the cpu was jiggling in the box before i opened it. this happens when the heatsink box is put in the wrong way it will give it room to jiggle. box almost looks square so somebody probably returned this cpu and they stuck a cooler in there and shipped it to me. that is why im suspicious of it being used which it most likely is but i gave up, i got a bad ssd which happens but at first got a mobo that was used, dirty and fingerprints all over it. idk if its the packaging warehouse in NJ that newegg uses but i have got a buttload of bad parts lately. someone else i know just rma'd most of their pc and they live in NY so im guessing they get shipping from the NJ warehouse too. i dont suppose you live up here in the northeast by NJ too. anyway man im pretty sure your cpu is fine and imo you should not return it. ( sorry appler i think we did misunderstand each other it happens;)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248190-28-what-difference-processor-retail-processor
FD8120FRW8KGU is an OEM/tray microprocessor
FD8120FRGUBOX is a boxed microprocessor

I bought this at my local compusa 3 days ago I don't need to rma it simply hey I don't like this piece of crap i want something else and there done deal I'm gona turn in the V6gt and the 8120 and get me a FX 6100 and a H80 with the price diference from the 8120 and overclock the **** out of it
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at least you dont have to pay to return it that is good, i dont blame you not liking it . i was pretty dissapointed myself ,pretty much knowing what they would do researching them before i bought, i spent the money anyway. I just wanted a real good overclocker but guess im just an amd fanboy tongue.gif . I had a 965 be and it was really nice i just got spoiled. I love my h80 tho it made a huge difference, you will be happy with that. thumb.gif
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