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Hello,

The last few days I experienced unexpected shutdowns due to overheating (especially while gaming) and this hasn't been an issue for ~3 years now. It started with a failed windows driver and while troubleshooting it I reset my BIOS settings among other things (hdd cable swapping, reinstalled cards/cartiges etc. nothing too invasive), so I'm not sure what really caused it (settings or something else).

It gets pretty hot really quickly under load (~10min) and reaches 70 deg C at which point it shuts down.

Here are my CPU details from CPU-Z:
Note I got the screenshot under almost idle load, and the multiplier is still skyrocketed.
I also just disabled cores 3 and 4 from BIOS and forgot to turn them on again.

cpuz.png 154k .png file

I'm considering buying a new heatsink to counteract the overheating, but it's still weird that it only started failing recently.

Any thoughts guys? I'm pretty desperate!
Thank you
Edited by ougas - 7/13/13 at 9:17pm
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Before investing in a new HS, you may try re seating the current HS after applying some new thermal compound.

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Before investing in a new HS, you may try re seating the current HS after applying some new thermal compound.

Thanks for the reply, I will definitely give this a try. I mean even if I get to buy a new heatsink I'll need some thermal paste anyways.
Any suggestions?
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Thanks for the reply, I will definitely give this a try. I mean even if I get to buy a new heatsink I'll need some thermal paste anyways.
Any suggestions?


AS5,MX-4 and Shinetsu seem to be the more popular ones, I am personally using Shinetsu, And thus far it has been great, However it can be a bit pricey.

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hyper 212 are 212 plus are cheap and ONE OF THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK HS and they work great!
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hyper 212 are 212 plus are cheap and ONE OF THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK HS and they work great!

This.

I used to have the 212+ on my 1090t and it worked very well at stock clocks and even at small overclocks.

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I have the same combo as you do (mobo+proc) and my idle temps are like 39-40 C , with ambient temps ~27-28C (cause it's hot in the summer here) running at stock . using this HS. however, when i tried to OC it , it goes around 70-80 C and it's never stable above 3.8 Ghz.
i don't know what HS you're using but my temps went down like 10-15 C with this HS than the stock one , so yea, it's worth investing in a good one. also hyper 212+ is very good so +1 on that.thumb.gif

PS : at the beginning i was using the stock cooler aswell and it went ok for ~1 year, than it went crazy and temps were really hot, almost killed my chip (88*C)
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