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Windows 7: Temps problem (Again)


02 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 
Temps problem (Again)

Temps....NEED HELP! (again) NEW:

If anyone who reads this would please take the time to read the whole thing I would really appreciate it.


Hi everyone again. Okay, so I was just doing some mega 3 hour plus video (editing), while also converting 5 video files that were about an hour long in the background that I made. Each video about 1.5 GB and 720p.
For the first time in my life of this build, (3 months) I actually saw the processor jump to 100% Highest I ever got it before was 40%
My PC temperature quickly went from 100 F (37c) to 140f!!!! (60c) according to Core Temp and Speccy.

Good news is it never went past the 140 F (60c) mark, it then kinda hovered around 138 F (58c) but man I got scared. Reason is according to what I have seen on the net, 140 F (60c) is the limit for the AMD fx8350 cpu and that its dangerous and unstable at that point.

(Although AMD does not mention anywhere on their site what the limit is. I saw a forum post of someone posting a responce when he sent AMD an email and this is what they said. Yet the spec sheet does not define this.)

I know I am panicking. Reason is this build was expensive ($1,000 in total) and I am very scared that damage could have happened. Even though no sign at all of anything happened.
In fact, it was stable the whole time and not a ounce of stutter or freezing.


Anyways, it was at this temp for 3-8 minutes. Then the temp went down to 120 F (48c) and then went even lower back to 92 F (33c). (The conversions finished.)

My room temp (This is a Guess, its an attic turned into a room) is probably 70 F (21c) --- 85 F (29c)?

I have a box fan on blowing towards me and the tower.
The tower has an intake on the side and that is what the fan is blowing towards. The specs are in my system specs there. Case and everything.

Now, when it was at this temperature, I felt the back of my PC and top fan vents. They felt mildly warm, but not hot. This is what makes me think I am overeating.

Ultimate question:

But this is what gets me confused, if my computer was running that Hot, or hotter then it was supposed to, wouldn't it restart? Also why did the back only feel midly warm? I would think if it was really running this hot, it would have felt hot? So are maybe the programs are reporting the wrong temps? I am so confused.

I had a very stressful day and I just am freaking out here....

Thanks in advance...


OLD:

Wondering about my temps....

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02 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm not really up on AMD's but for now I would lower you OC, and try to shorten the video editing sessions.
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02 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Andrew I have a FX8350 and some things you run on it the temps surge high and if you are overclocked even higher

This would be a severe cooling issue and you might need to look into a better solution

the max is 62 because I hit it before and it will freeze that is all

One thing I did notice with the 8350 is when you run certain task it struggles and that is when temps rise

There was a test that I tried to run on my 8350 and it wouldn't even go my temps went out the roof and i was watercooled
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02 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Video editing will sometimes tax the CPU as much as a stress test, even a beast of a CPU. When I'm encoding with Handbrake for example, it will use 100% of all 4 cores. If it had 6 cores, it would use 100% of them......if I had a 12 core Xeon, it would use 100% of them as well. That's the way encoding/rendering works. Are you using the stock AMD CPU cooler? If so, it's time to either put some AC in that room, or get a new CPU cooler.
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02 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Thanks guys...

Is it possible though the programs are wrong? Like I said, the pc back didn't feel hot at all. Wouldn't it feel a lot warmer if it was running this hot? And wouldn't if freeze like you said? It was really stable, smooth as butter actually.....


Also I am not overlocking. My Asus sabertooth 990fx gen 3 rev 2 I think automatically does it. Cause the chip is really 4.0 GHZ but I notice windows reports 4.21GHZ.

How would I turn this off? I have looked in the manual for my motherboard and looked around in the advanced tab and cannot find a way. I need help with this if that is the case.....I don't care about overclocking.

Ugh....please do not tell me the chip is possibly bad. Would AMD cover it if so?
Is it possible the case I have is not enough air?
With all the fans it came with I thought my system would run a lot cooler. I used the built on stock cooler and thermal paste that was on it when I built it.

I do plan to move out soon to my own apartment with AC so that might help.

Thanks for more replies...
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02 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Thanks guys...

Is it possible though the programs are wrong? Like I said, the pc back didn't feel hot at all. Wouldn't it feel a lot warmer if it was running this hot? And wouldn't if freeze like you said? It was really stable, smooth as butter actually.....

Also I am not overlocking. My Asus sabertooth 990fx gen 3 rev 2 I think automatically does it. Cause the chip is really 4.0 GHZ but I notice windows reports 4.2GHZ.

How would I turn this off? I have looked in the manual for my motherboard and looked around in the advanced tab and cannot find a way. I need help with this if that is the case.....I don't care about overclocking.

Ugh....please do not tell me the chip is possibly bad. Would AMD cover it if so?
Is it possible the case I have is not enough air? With all the fans it came with I thought my system would run a lot cooler. I used the built on stock cooler and thermal paste that was on it when I built it.

Thanks for more replies...
That is the correct speed 4.0 to 4.2 Turbo that is the stock speed

The chip isn't bad if you are using a stock cooler that is why the temps are bad I didn't mean your chip was bad I was referring to the cooler

I would look for Artic Silver 5 Paste and get a Antec 620 no maintenance water cooler
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02 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Another good thermal paste is Arctic MX-4. Best stuff I've ever used hands down. If you want a cheap, but good air cooler, look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. If you want a good closed loop water cooler, look at the Antec Kuhler 620 or the Thermaltake 2 or 3.0 120mm cooler. Any of the Corsair units will work well too.
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02 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Whew! Thanks for the reply's everyone! Yes its stock cooler.

I have no idea what I am doing with a water cooler. But Antec 620 no maintenance water cooler looks good. Probably a good idea. So how long does it last? I mean, whats the life span of these water coolers? Do I need to pour water in? It says no maintenance but I don't understand how that can be.

I hope it's easy to install. I just have never done anything like that before....Will I need to take my motherboard out and all that? Or does it just clip on like a stock cooler. Reason I am asking is some water coolers I have seen were mounted on the back of the motherboard or something.


Excuse my ignorance and thanks again for everyone's help....

It's running at 65 F right now since the editing is done. No smell of smoke or feeling hot or anything at the case.
Guess it's Okay?

Still cannot get over the fact that with all the fans my case has and how big it is, I thought for sure I would be fine....It still puzzles me that it didn't feel like hot air coming out, just mildly warm.

I'm going to shut it down and leave a fan blowing cold air overnight on it.

I'll keep you posted on what I decide. Feel free for more replies, would always appreciate more input.
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02 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Just a note here. I removed my case and grounded myself and started feeling how warm my components were. They were cool to the touch, even though they were supposed to be boiling hot a few minutes ago. Didn't feel the cpu but the heatsink wasn't hot.
Just does not make sense. I don't know, maybe they are running hot like it said they were but for some reason it maybe just cooled down that fast. Idk
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03 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I think you are thinking the components are near Chernobyl proportions and they really aren't. You are close to the CPU's operating temps, but it has thermal protection built in so it won't cook it. For instance, my Intel 3570K has a thermal max of 105*C which is 221*F and then it throttles itself automatically so the temps will come down. PC components are made from materials that will hold up under high heat conditions for the most part. If the air inside your case, and the air coming out is just warm, you're OK more than likely. If you were inside the computer and you didn't find anything that was just flesh-melting hot, then I wouldn't worry about it. I would, however, look into a new CPU cooler.
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