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Bulldozer temps normal?

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I recently bought Mass Effect 3 and noticed that my PC begins to throttle when I enter the game. My idle temps on my FX 8120 are between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius. When I go into ME3, my PC can get as high as 55 Celsius on certain cores, averaging about 46 Celsius.

Are these bad temps for my Bulldozer? If so, then how can I control them? Thermal paste? Liquid cooling?

Suggestions? biggrin.gif

My system (if needed, just ask for more info):


MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX 8120 @ 3.1 Ghz
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-D3 (Socket M2)
Graphics
VW246 (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (XFX Pine Group)
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Edited by truestorybro545 - 3/16/12 at 2:44pm
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention that I run stock cooler and have about 5 case fans in my CoolerMaster HAF.

O and my Video Card is an XFX 6950 2 GB
post #3 of 5
I have my 8150(stock clock) water cooled and i get about the same temps. So I would say you are perfectly fine.
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Originally Posted by SweetAndLow View Post

I have my 8150(stock clock) water cooled and i get about the same temps. So I would say you are perfectly fine.

Do you happen to know the max temp for Core 0 on the FX 8100 series?

The reason for my concern is the damn things starts getting noisy and I'm not used the the exterior of the case beginning to heat up. I also heard that the max temp is pretty low for the FX series. I don't really know. I just hear. tongue.gif

O and thanks for the heads up.
post #5 of 5
Can you describe what you mean by "throttling?" As for the temps, if those are the core temps then they are perfectly normal. I think the max safe temp on the 8120's is 61C.
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