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#1 jo15765

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:06 AM

I use my computer primarily for video editing & dreamweaver.  With video editing, I'll also convert from one format to another say .mkv to .mp4 etc etc.  My computer is fast, suits my needs well, but my issue is that sometimes (more times than not) when I convert videos I get a warning that my CPU temp is 70 C.  The alarming part to me is that is the only process running, and I have the computer in a well ventilated, cool area.  My thought is I just need to upgrade my cooler since I am using the stock, but I have no idea 1) if that would help or 2) what to get.

 

What do you guys think?  Here are my specs:

16GB RAM - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231567

AMD FX8350 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

ASUS M5897 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

Corsair Carbide - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139040



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

How much you looking to spend on a cooler ?

 

And the recommended heat limit for your cpu is 60c though some of the chips aka the 6 core version of the same thing its recommended limit is 70c, my self as well i would have gone full tower, just looking at that case im wondering if its possible to get a 120x240"" rad in their for a liquid setup though you might not need it for your cpu at stock speed and voltage, from what i remember your cpu stock is 125TDP so something so a air cooler for $50 or less would probably do the trick.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

How much you looking to spend on a cooler ?

 

And the recommended heat limit for your cpu is 60c though some of the chips aka the 6 core version of the same thing its recommended limit is 70c, my self as well i would have gone full tower, just looking at that case im wondering if its possible to get a 120x240"" rad in their for a liquid setup though you might not need it for your cpu at stock speed and voltage, from what i remember your cpu stock is 125TDP so something so a air cooler for $50 or less would probably do the trick.

 

I want to keep it cool so I don't fry anything.  I have no clue what "normal" price for coolers are, but I'd be happy if I could keep it under $100 - if I can't then I understand, as again I want to keep this work horse up and running!

 

Yeah - I am keeping things at stock speed/voltage - no overclocking on this one!



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

Have you vacuumed all of the air inputs, fans, and possibly the CPU heatsink area?  (or used canned air to blast out the heatsink if you don't like vacuuming).

 

I have seen the air intakes clogged with dust and even when that isn't the case stuff can really collect inside a case over time.  If you happen to have long-haired pets you can often slowly collect a "second pet" inside the case over time.

 

The first thing I'd do is to make sure that all of the things mentioned are assiduously clean.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

Have you vacuumed all of the air inputs, fans, and possibly the CPU heatsink area?  (or used canned air to blast out the heatsink if you don't like vacuuming).

 

I have seen the air intakes clogged with dust and even when that isn't the case stuff can really collect inside a case over time.  If you happen to have long-haired pets you can often slowly collect a "second pet" inside the case over time.

 

The first thing I'd do is to make sure that all of the things mentioned are assiduously clean.

 

Yes, I have air dusted them out.  I am somewhat anal about that and do it every 2 weeks!  I can say that the air flows/heatsink are not full of dust/dander :D



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

Well if you want to go boring you can get this, its the old go to air cooler that overclockers used for years.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

 

If you want to spend more then maybe something like this, by the way haven't looked at reviews for this thing, just saw a cheap price and a big rad and i was like whatever should be good for 125TDP.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP3N68534



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

I have an FX8320...I believe the spec'd max is 62 Celsius.

 

I always use stock coolers...because they are easy to mount, as opposed to self-proclaimed "better coolers."  I bought a Hyper 212 and an Arctic Freezer 7 early last year, with the intent of changing the heatsink/fan.  After reviewing the install instructions and parts for each...I canned that plan and decided to just clean the stock cooler and apply new thermal paste.

 

I removed the heatsink and fan, cleaned each,  put new paste (Arctic Silver) on and the system has not even come close to overheating since then. 

 

Before, my idle temp was high 40s, with max temp of 72 Celsius when rendering video.  Now, my idle temp is 36 and I don't even pay attention to the temps when rendering.

 

Same processors, same heatsink/fan...just a little maintenance.

 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:46 AM

Ya but did you ever do a full load test prime95 run for 30 min ?



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

Ya but did you ever do a full load test prime95 run for 30 min ?

 

I am not sure what you are referencing here....



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Its known as burn-in testing or stability testing, its to test if a system is stable under full cpu load and to check what the max temperature a cpu will hit under full load as well as to see if the system can run like that for long periods of time with out problems, some people run the test or tests like it for 8 hours straight "like over night as they sleep" before claiming that a system is stable, just for a quick check to see what the cpu temperatures do you only need to do it for like 15~30min depending on cooling setup.

 

http://www.mersenne.org/download/

 

http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

 

This one is popular of late as well with computer hardware reviewers.

 

https://www.aida64.com/downloads/latesta64xe

 

overclockers often do this kind of thing as well to make shore everything is happy after tweaking their hardware.

 

Edit: typo fix


Edited by shadow_647, 01 February 2017 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

This particular conversation might be of interest to the original poster:  http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1722394/amd-8350-maximum-safe-temp.html 


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:58 PM

This particular conversation might be of interest to the original poster:  http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1722394/amd-8350-maximum-safe-temp.html 

I get a 404 Not Found error?



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:32 PM

jo,

 

         I can't explain it.  I just went to tomshardware.com and searched "AMD 8350 maximum safe temperature" and I get that same URL back.  However, I, like you, cannot direct click through to it from here.  Very, very strange.

 

         There are a number of threads on that topic, but the one I had posted the link to is the one returned in the fourth position of the search results.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:33 PM

I go right to AMD/Intel home page when i need that kind of info or offten i just use CPUworld, its my go to internet site for cpu info.

 

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8350.html

 

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-6300.html

 

As you can see the temp limit for the 8 core Vishera/Piledriver cpu is 61c, the 6 core version "same cpu" its 70c as i pointed out befor.






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