1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 15, 2018 7:29 AM by black_zion

    My current CPU dilemma


      So i bought a pre-built rig from cyberpowerpc a year ago (i did not have the time to make it myself).

      My specs are as follows

      AMD-FX8370 (CPU)

      8GB DDR3 2133mhz (RAM)

      EVGA GTX 1070 gaming edition (GPU)

      Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler

      this is my problem. I noticed that randomly my pc shuts off low and behold its my cpu getting to hot. my idle temp is 80 degrees Celsius when i run games it gets into the upper 90's

      i have no OC on my cpu nor gpu nor ram everything is stock default settings when it comes to OC

      i have dusted and cleaned my tower multiple times still same issue with my cpu temp

      with the current cooler i have installed its a "maintenance free" cooler so i have not did anything with it thus far besides the dusting.

      i was thinking of trying to put new thermal paste on my cpu block and cpu but after watching a video from a fairly large youtuber his test show that thermal paste does not start making a huge difference in temps until about 4-5 years (his info not mine) and my pc is not but a little over a year old

      so i need help i do not know weather its my cooler (which i thought it was a good cooler for what it was) or should i try and re apply thermal paste or if i just need a new cooler overall.

      any opinions/thoughts is highly appreciated.