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FX-6300 heat issues

Question asked by sonoma on May 16, 2016
Latest reply on May 17, 2016 by black_zion

I have been running the FX-6300 CPU with stock fan and heat sink on an Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 MB for a little over a year and just started having problems with high CPU core temps.  I am using Asus' AI Suite II and Probe II to monitor the temperatures.  When the temps get to 70-75 degrees C it shuts down  I am not able to run much of anything, even a virus scan overheats the CPU and it shuts down.

I also installed "Core Temp" and it gives the same results.

I replaced an 80mm case fan with a 120mm and added a second case fan, both Corsair, and that did not help.  I also reapplied thermal paste to the CPU and heat sink.

I am thinking that the CPU is reporting the temps incorrectly.

 

Don't know what to do next.  Help!.

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