FX 9590 Air Cooled

Discussion created by suck3rs on Apr 1, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2016 by suck3rs

The purpose of this post is for people to reply success stories of running a FX 9590/9370. Everything I read said that the FX 9590 demanded water cooling and air cooling is not even a viable option. After some searching I was able to find a few posts about undervolting and how it can really bring down power consumption along with temps.  So I purchased a FX 9590 from Micro Center for $179.99 and used the CM 212 EVO that I already had. I have been using it for a month now; gaming hours on end with no stutters, stops/lockups, or BSOD. Under full load I am at 51 degrees Celsius. My case has lots and lots of air flow which I think helps quite a bit.


I was pretty exited about my results so I thought I should post about it so people know that these processors are getting a bad rap. I tried to post at and wow..... I used to think that site was a great resource, but I really have my doubts now that I have directly dealt with people on that site.


Windows 10 64bit

FX 9590 @ 4.7Ghz v1.46 Turbo Off

Cooler Master 212 EVO w/ Tuniq TX-4 pea method

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev 4)

Sapphire HD 7870 2GB Ghz Edition

2x8GB G.Skill TridentX 1600Mhz 7-8-8-24 OC@ 2133Mhz 9-11-11-24

Corsair CX600 80+ Bronze

Samsung 250GB 840 & 850 and OCZ 120GB Vertex

Cooler Master HAF 922  2x120mm Fans and a 240mm Fan


Edit: added video card in system specs