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i have just bought a new set up but when i install the 8120 it runs extremely hot and then truns off after a certain amount of time. i have a spae dual core cpu and tht works fine so i know its not my new board. i have flashed my bios too to the newest version but still the same. its a brand new cpu of ebay and i have arranged to send it back as faulty. has anyone else had this problem and/or is there something i can do to save all this aggro of sending it back??

specs:
asrock extreme3 990fx mobo
amd fx8120 3.1ghz
750w psu
4gb crucial ballistix tactical tracer
(which i may add i think i got problems with too, as the lights are meant to flash and dont. and its quite slow and shouldn't be) crucial tech support say they should be and its more than likely to be faulty frown.gif 2 out of 3 items could be faulty.... great ebay thanks :\
post #2 of 29
are you using the stock cooler?
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Reseat your cpu and apply correct the thermal paste
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How hot are we talking about and what kind of a cooler are you using?
 
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post #5 of 29
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stock cooler. ive tried 3 so far. new and old. and its was about 50'c according to speccy. only tried it a few times, dont wanna risk cookin the chip.also used two diffeerent types of thermal paste. plus the stuff that come with the new cooler :\
post #6 of 29
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ebay

Here's your answer wink.gif I suppose it was a very good deal?
post #7 of 29
If the stock cooler is anything like the 8150 cooler, it's loud and does a crappy job at cooling the CPU. I'd honestly look at other solutions. Like a Hyper 212 or an H80 if you've got the cash.
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post #8 of 29
May I ask what voltage you have on the CPU now?
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post #9 of 29
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yeh im getting another hyper 212 with extra fan, but should still be able to run stable on stock cooler surely.
post #10 of 29
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not sure as im not using the compuetr till its sorted :\
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