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verscotchi
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FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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  • Issue Description: I've recently made the decision to downclock my FX 9590 due to insufficient power draw from my current 600W EVGA GD unit, and now I'm running my CPU at 100% about 2 min any game whether it be Minecraft, R6 Siege, etc. I want to know if upgrading my PSU will fix my issue, because my thermals don't seem that great either. (15-20c thermal margin under load)
  • Hardware: CPU: FX 9590, CPU Cooler: H100X AIO, MOBO: Asrock 990FX Extreme 9, GPU: GTX 970, Case: Thermaltake S71 Urban, Storage: PNY 120gb SSD, WD 500gb HDD.
  • Any help is appreciated on this topic, been sitting on it for 2 weeks now.
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elstaci
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Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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The GTX970 requires a minimum PSU wattage of 500 watts while your FX 9590 TDP is 220 Watts.

The maximum Operating Temperature of your Processor is 57C. So if the temperatures don't go above 57C you are within Operating temperatures.

The Power consumption of the FX 9590 at full load using OCCT is 350 Watts according to this Tech Site review: 2014 Test Setup and System Benchmarks - AMD’s 5 GHz Turbo CPU in Retail: The FX-9590 and ASRock 990F... 

So it is possible under very heavy CPU Loads and GPU Loads it may come near or pass your PSU ability to give proper power. That is where OCCT PSU Test will prove by running it.

I would suggest you restore your FX9590 back to its default settings and then download OCCT.

OCCT is a free diagnostic that checks PSU by stressing it.  This is the only Diagnostic software that checks and stresses the PSU.

Download the OCCT.  Run the CPU Stress test first and see if it crashes or passes after about 45 - 1 hour of testing. During the Testing you can keep an eye on the PSU outputs 3.3/5.0/12 Vdc. and the CPU's load and temperatures and other pertinent info.

If it crashes try to find out what the PSU outputs were. They should be within 5% tolerance of each reference voltages. Also check to see if it crashed due to overheating which might indicate something is wrong with your AIO CPU Cooler.

IF the CPU Stress test passes now run the PSU Stress test. This test basically runs both the CPU and GPU Stress tests at the same time putting maximum stress on the PSU.

While running keep an eye on the PSU's Outputs again and on temperatures and loads. If it crashes immediately and shuts down you need to look at the test results to see why it crashed. Did it crash due to Overheating or PSU voltages being out of tolerances?

If you don't want to use OCCT you can download one of the free Hardware Monitoring software that shows PSU outputs. Run a game and check the Monitoring software for any unusual temperatures or voltages.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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The GTX970 requires a minimum PSU wattage of 500 watts while your FX 9590 TDP is 220 Watts.

The maximum Operating Temperature of your Processor is 57C. So if the temperatures don't go above 57C you are within Operating temperatures.

The Power consumption of the FX 9590 at full load using OCCT is 350 Watts according to this Tech Site review: 2014 Test Setup and System Benchmarks - AMD’s 5 GHz Turbo CPU in Retail: The FX-9590 and ASRock 990F... 

So it is possible under very heavy CPU Loads and GPU Loads it may come near or pass your PSU ability to give proper power. That is where OCCT PSU Test will prove by running it.

I would suggest you restore your FX9590 back to its default settings and then download OCCT.

OCCT is a free diagnostic that checks PSU by stressing it.  This is the only Diagnostic software that checks and stresses the PSU.

Download the OCCT.  Run the CPU Stress test first and see if it crashes or passes after about 45 - 1 hour of testing. During the Testing you can keep an eye on the PSU outputs 3.3/5.0/12 Vdc. and the CPU's load and temperatures and other pertinent info.

If it crashes try to find out what the PSU outputs were. They should be within 5% tolerance of each reference voltages. Also check to see if it crashed due to overheating which might indicate something is wrong with your AIO CPU Cooler.

IF the CPU Stress test passes now run the PSU Stress test. This test basically runs both the CPU and GPU Stress tests at the same time putting maximum stress on the PSU.

While running keep an eye on the PSU's Outputs again and on temperatures and loads. If it crashes immediately and shuts down you need to look at the test results to see why it crashed. Did it crash due to Overheating or PSU voltages being out of tolerances?

If you don't want to use OCCT you can download one of the free Hardware Monitoring software that shows PSU outputs. Run a game and check the Monitoring software for any unusual temperatures or voltages.

verscotchi
Adept II

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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First of all, you have been the most helpful out of anyone on any forum I've been on as of late with this issue, but to continue to clarify on what I need to do is to clear my CMOS and then download OCCT to monitor PSU voltage outputs along with CPU loads and temps? CPU stress test then PSU stress test if it passes the first, then report back with more info?

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mstfbsrn980
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Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Buy new CPU+mobo+DDR4 as soon as possible. You're using the most hot-running processor of all time, and many motherboards with 8PIN CPU power are not working properly with this CPU. 

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elstaci
MVP

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Yes, resetting your BIOS/UEFI back to default is a good idea. If that is how you under-clocked your Processor.  Then run the OCCT  CPU Stress test and see if it passes observing PSU outputs, CPU temps and voltages and loads.

IF the CPU passes then try the PSU test to maximum stress of the PSU. Again while testing observe the PSU Outputs and CPU/GPU Temps and loads and voltages.

verscotchi
Adept II

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Ok, so I passed both tests and my computer seems to running fine now, with decent temps and better performance. But, I'm still having issues with having a game open and another program running, is that the limitations of the CPU or still something possibly related to thermals and PSU?20191015-222538-CPUOCCT.png

verscotchi
Adept II

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Unfortunately, I won't have that kind of luxury since I obtained this rig fairly recently and don't plan to spend money on more parts at this time. But, I am aware that I can get way better components. Basically, I'm stuck with this thing and the only "upgrade" option I have is the PSU.

mstfbsrn980
Grandmaster

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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I used a similar system with HD 7870 (has 2x8PIN PCI power port). I had to buy 750W PSU, because 650W was not enough. In addition, the motherboard crashed with turbo CPU frequencies. I turned off turbo and used it stable. I wrote to you what I have done to use this system stably. I hope it helps. Should retire the system as soon as possible I think. The system heats up even when idle, you can't touch Northbridge. So I understand your troubles.

elstaci
MVP

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Can upload the PSU Stress results?

Was the PSU Outputs normal (With 5% tolerance from reference voltage)?

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verscotchi
Adept II

Re: FX 9590 downclocked, Temps aren't looking so good, is it the PSU or could it be something else? (100% util in any game)

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Let me try to rerun that test did not save those results.