Performance hit in what, gaming?
It be like turning half the cpu off core wise or something like, its that or replace the cooler.
That make the cpu a TDP62.5 and as long as were under 60c or under we should be good.
In this review of your cooler with a TDP83 cpu at room temperature of 23°C max load testing the thing hits like all most 100c, remember your cpu is hotter at TDP125 and AMD recommends you keep it under 60C
I already tried running prime95 (should be in one of those dump files.) Computer shut off after a few short minutes both times I attempted
Your lucky the pc powered down, if it didn't protect it self i would guess the cpu and maybe the motherboard at the same time would fry, i wouldn't go their anymore as it can brake your pc as well over time the pc will become damaged from the heat levels im seeing with that cooler, just going their the times that you have is brutal for the cpu.
I built my computer as a workhorse, just above bare minimum for gaming. If gaming take a it ok, but I need all the power I can get for the rest of what I do.
Then you have to replace the heat stink with something very aggressive and big, TDP125 is a big number and the heat sink your using is no ware near able to deal with the heat that AMD cpu puts out.
Dropping the performance on your cpu is just a quick fix as you wait for better cooling so you can still use your computer safely....for now if you want if you don't have like $50~$100 to spend but still want a working computer.
Edited by shadow_647, 08 January 2017 - 02:30 AM.