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It sounds like the APU is overheating. A discrete gpu would solve your problem.
TF2 is one of the worst programmed games when it comes to sensible graphics. A better cooler might help too.
To verify this theory, run gpuz in the background and check it now and then for the max temp. If it's getting close to 72c you've got problems.
Also you might get away with cleaning the cpu heatsink and fan along with your case fans or add more case fans.
When you do get a gpu, get the best you can afford, ignore nonsense about bottlenecking. As you upgrade your computer the gpu will handle new cpus and only get better.
Just be sure to have a decent power supply that can handle the new gpu.
I have an a10-7850k based computer and I'm amazed at what it can handle just by itself, when I threw my old 290x in as discrete it performed really well.
Yea, thanks just wanted to make sure nothing is broken in my pc gonna give it a good clean tomorrow probably and with a new cooler good idea thanks!
Probably gonna get the RX 460 on christmas and maybe a new cooler too thanks for the reply!!
Oh and with the new cpu i already got the best my motherboard supports :/
Oh and i ran GPU-Z and im hovering around 65c while playing
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65 isn't too bad, but if you're at a critical spot (graphically) it will go higher so a cpu cooler is good.
If you can wangle a better (than rx 460) gpu, do it. Look around for sales online as most brick and mortar stores will compete.
I don't know what you have for a power supply but I see the RX560, 570 and 580 all ask for 500watt.
Here's a 580 up here in the frozen north for a good price so the deals are out there.