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post #1 of 14
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I have a FX 8320, at 4.5 GHz with 1.375V and CPU LLC 75% with a Scythe Kotetsu cooler. I'm having pretty normal (60C max) temps while gaming BF4, but if i run Prime95, my CPU will heat up to over 80 degrees (and won't throttle). Did i just get very hot chip from the silicon lottery or why is it running so hot (I have changed the thermal paste once, scrubbed the old away with toilet paper and applier half a rice into the middle).
post #2 of 14
No idea why it's not throttling but 80c is too hot for me.
What does your TIM print look like?
Half a rice may not be enough not enough. wink.gif
post #3 of 14
An FX 8320, at 4.5 GHz with 1.375V at full load is just more than an air cooler can handle.

Have you checked to make sure throttling is enabled in the BIOS?
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

No idea why it's not throttling but 80c is too hot for me.
What does your TIM print look like?
Half a rice may not be enough not enough. wink.gif
TIM print?
billbartuska, what's the throttle option in bios called?
post #5 of 14
Too True for a small cooler like his Kotetsu.. But top air coolers will do the job. wink.gif
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Kotetsu is touching the side panel of my case already. I'm probably gonna build a custom waterloop in summer and get another R9 270.
Edit: could push/pull help the kotetsu?
post #7 of 14
I would use alot more thermal paste, I generally go heavy but I warm up my TIM before use for an easy squeeze and spread.

I would say half of a PEA would be more the proper amount.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
On the first time i installed it i put about half a pea. Temps were about same as now.
post #9 of 14
microwave a wet towel in a bag, wrap your tube of paste in it and try. I have always gotten more consistant results when mounting when my paste is thinner.

Also IF you decide to do it again could you document the procedure with some images? It just helps so much more than saying " it goes on like this, and then this".
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

microwave a wet towel in a bag, wrap your tube of paste in it and try. I have always gotten more consistant results when mounting when my paste is thinner.

Also IF you decide to do it again could you document the procedure with some images? It just helps so much more than saying " it goes on like this, and then this".
Should i use phobya HeGrease Extreme or the paste which came with the cooler (It's something gray in a little plastic bag)? Also, should i try mounting one of my top fans into the processor to get push/pull? Currently i have 1 intake in front, 1 exhaust in rear, and 2 intakes at top.
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