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AMD FX-8350 overheating with Hyper 212 Evo

Hey there,

so about a year ago I upgraded my system to the 970 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard, along with my AMD FX-8350 CPU (Bringing my Evo 212 over from my old system) to get some more power in my gaming. That was successful, but a few short months later I started getting blue-screens anytime my system was put under intense use.

As it stands right now, I can use my computer for about two weeks before it starts blue-screening again, I open the system up clean what dust I can find and replace the thermal paste, which is usually still wet. This nets me usually about a 5C degree heat loss, which will last for another two or so weeks before the cycle starts again.

Idling, my heats jump around usually in the mid-twenties, the 22-30C range. Under load my heats tend to sit around the mid-forties, 40-49C range, though it will spike and hit the 50C range occasionally.

In terms of airflow, the system theoretically should be heaven, half a dozen fans as part of the case itself with little in terms of cording in the way, the Evo 212 is set to pull configuration blowing at a rear fan which then blows the air out of the computer, with fresh air being blown in from the front.

(Not the best picture, but gets the point across)

I was wondering if any if you fine folks had any suggestions, I've wrestled with this problem for at least six months, trying different thermal pastes and paste laying techniques, I've considered getting a second fan on the Evo 212 to add a push configuration and even thought about replacing it altogether, as one of the edges has gotten slightly bent.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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  1. 50 degrees on load will not cause a blue screen.

    Are you sure you didn't get thermal paste on the board around the cpu? Have you overclocked the cpu? Have you overclocked the graphics card?
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  2. The strange thing is, it only blue screens when spiking into that higher 50 degree range. I haven't overclocked anything on this system, but the BIOs seems to run the clock at 4334 mhz, despite the CPU being a 4 GHZ CPU.

    *I've also popped out the CPU itself and checked to make sure everything as clean on its underside, looked fine to me.
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    Guywithproblems said:
    The strange thing is, it only blue screens when spiking into that higher 50 degree range. I haven't overclocked anything on this system, but the BIOs seems to run the clock at 4334 mhz, despite the CPU being a 4 GHZ CPU.

    *I've also popped out the CPU itself and checked to make sure everything as clean on its underside, looked fine to me.

    So here's what I'd like you to do, go into the BIOS, and disable the performance boost in the settings that is pushing the CPU's speed up. How it works is that if the processor is below power and temp thresholds it will attempt a small overclock, which should only be at 4.2GHz as it is, not 4.3. If that doesn't work consider attempting a push configuration for it instead, and as an added bit of info how many power pins does the cpu power have, 4 or 8? One other thing that I've seen happen in the past is that the 970 Chipset has actually had problems supplying power to the 8350, so if disabling the boosts doesn't help, we can try underclocking the chip to see if that helps.
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  4. Hello.
    1st of all you need to find out why are you getting blue screen. Every blue screen has a reason, you will know the reason in the code that comes with the blue screen, that code gives you the reason why your getting BSOD. Google the code and you will find out why is your pc behaving this way. The code usually tells you why this is happening.

    Here is a list of codes https://www.lifewire.com/blue-screen-error-codes-4065576
    Just be ready to see it when your blue screen pops up.
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