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Motherboard temp issue after OC-ing an FX8120

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Ok. So where should I start.
I'm playing a lot of MMOs (Guild wars 2, PlanetSide2 , League of Legends and such...) and I heard that for instance PS2 and GW2 are using single threading for their games.

So what I did was lock the secondary cores from bios, so that for each module there is one active core getting all the juice, effectivly making the CPU as some ppl refered to it as a true Quad-Core.
OC-ed it to 4.1Ghz and Vcore set at 1.35V so that it runs stable. I saw a massive drop in temp , a massive peak in FPS in PS2 and GW2
I'm using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler that does its job perfectlly. Running at full load(stress test Prime 95 ) after 2 hours at 55C degrees in a room temp 30C degrees with an open case.

While I was running test to get to a stable setting I was checking temps like crazy, trough Aida 64, AMD Overdrive and such. I was even touching the cooler to see if the numbers were off....

and when I touched my MB .... oh boy I got burned biggrin.gif




These two parts of the MB I can not touch for more than 1 second. ITs proly more than 80C degrees I touched it for 2 seconds and my finger is still burning 2 hours later. And that is at Idle. Running just skype and watching a movie.

When I was mounting my cooler I had to dissassemble the MB out of the case and I saw some discoloration on the backside where the chipsets are(MB is green and the spot is going towards smoke yellowish color)

Should I be worried. Is there somewhere where I can look to see the actual temp of that spot.
Edited by iDecide - 8/23/13 at 7:10am
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The easiest way to test those temps is to just get a temp probe or sensor. You can get a temp sensor from any automotive shop and its pretty versatile, so you can use it for more then just testing temps on your board. They are also extremely accurate.
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ok is it normal for those parts to be hotter than 80C degrees ?
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Short answer is yes and no. They are designed to get hot. That is the VRM section. All the voltage for the CPU comes through there and since it isn't heatsinked I would worry. You can and seem to be burning your board. Lay off the voltage some as 1 or 2 things will happen, it will go pop and won't work, and may take out other parts, or it will go pop followed by a fire.
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