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my a10-5800K APU heats up badly in light gaming and crashes my pc because of the heat

Question asked by nyxad on Jul 3, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2017 by amdmatt

Describe your system:

  • AMD Graphics Card
    • none
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • Desktop (custom-build)
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Driver version installed
    • AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics
  • Display Devices
    • Samsung 710N 1280x1024 @75hz Active VGA to VGA adapter
    • Element ELEFT195 1360x768 @60hz Active HDMI to HDMI adapter
  • Motherboard
    • Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H
    • A10-5800K APU
  • Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage
    • HP PS-5251-08 250W
  • RAM
    • 12GB


My issue is that my APU will heat up really bad (many times to the point where the computer shuts itself off). I use the cooler that came with my APU. My PC usually crashes whenever I'm playing a game. I used to be able to play GTA V on the lowest settings just fine, but now it fails on me whenever I play much lighter games. From L4D2 on the lowest settings to Terraria to Stardew Valley to even web games like, my pc has ended up crashing at one time or another due to heat. And when my computer shuts off, I have to wait a while for the processor to cool off before turning it on or it will crash again. I contacted the AMDCare Twitter and they told me to make a post here.


image of temps shortly before a crash: