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9730 overheating at idle (80° C)

Question asked by lightningblade67 on Sep 12, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2015 by hardcoregames™

Hello AMD community,

first i want to apologize for my bad english and sorry if this is the wrong place on this forum (I'm new here).

I've build some PCs already, but now I've build one for a friend, and i was confident that I'd be easy but his CPU is idleing at around 82° C and the screen is freezing after around 10 seconds on the desktop. (Only thing that can be done is to hold the power button).

[spoiler=Hardware Specs]

  • AMD Fx 9730 (4.4 Ghz)
  • AsRock 990FX Extreme 3
  • Level 10 GT (Used the prebuild watercooling with the GPU obviously)
  • HyperX Beast 2x8 gb RAM 1866 MHz
  • R9 280X
  • 120 GB SSD
  • 1 TB HDD
  • 650 W PSU (Corsair CS650)



I've used this grey paste (Moderate use, not to much), water is in the loop, it's flowing, the radiator fans are spinning.


What could I do? Or what part should I try to fix/replace.


Thank you in advance.