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Hey guys. Since it's starting to get warmer and warmer outside my PC started to heat more, i have no problems with it winter time but come summer i always had problems with it - cpu heating that is.

Running a FX 8350 with a MSI 970 Gaming here, and i just started testing out underclocking and all that. I started with 1.352V and got it down to 1.256 atm and there's a ~22-23Celsius drop in my temp, kinda alot. Now my questions are..

Should i undervolt the northbridge aswell? Is that necessary in an undervolting session?

And how can i test out the stability to make sure? I'm running Prime95 for like 30 mins now and no freeze/bsod yet. I got a bsod before when i was on 1.230 or something, thought i can get it down to 1.2 or even lower seeing as some people did but this is still decent., i guess..or i did something wrong to make it crash at 1.2? Thanks!
Edited by vLaDDz - 4/15/17 at 1:26pm
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Like overclocking, with underclocking you still want stable lower volts across the board.
 
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If it is getting hot at stock voltages perhaps you might consider more and/or better case fans. It sounds like it is just recirculating the same old hot air instead of getting cool fresh air.
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