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  1. UPDATE Sorry for the late feedback. Maybe someone will find it interesting what was causing my problems. After increasing the voltage bit by bit, I found a point at which the heatsink/fan was not able anymore to cool the chip. The only thing I had not tried was changing the heatsink, so I ordered a rather cheap one from arctic cooling which is designed for low wattage cpus. With the new heatsink, I experienced no more issues. I inspected my old stock heatsink and found some cracks on it. Not like scratches which you would expect. So my only guess is right now a fatigue of material kind of thing. Again thanks for every comment! Cheers
  2. Hey guys, Thanks for the massive feedback. In the next couple of days I will try some of your suggestions. Although I am beginning to believe that it would be a time saver to RMA the thing.
  3. Yes it does. As I said, with the cpu undervolted there are no heat/ stability issues at all.
  4. Thanks Waco, but I checked. The heat sink is clamped tightly to the CPU. But I think if it was a problem related to proper heat dissipation than a .325V undervolting would not have such a huge effect. With this slight undervolt everything is totally fine, without it the CPU goes up in flames.
  5. Hey guys, Some more experiments from my side. I am trying to implement the suggestions that you have made. I am using prime95. According to "rourkchris" I am now using core temp to check the temperatures. I double checked the TIM issue by cleaning and reapplying twice. Also I used two different fans on the heatsink to be sure that's not what is causing the problem. Here are my results: Stock settings (Vcore:1.25V, Core Speed 2.5GHz): Had to stop prime95 after about 10sec because both cores were already over 60
  6. I also think the drop is much more than one would normally expect. I will run some tests with the software you proposed and come back to you as soon as I have the results. BTW, coult it be that by lowering the multiplyers a "faulty" part of the processor is taken out of what is used to do the work? Could that be an explanation?
  7. Thanks for the reply! I checked the sensors with CPU-Z and also looked at the readings from the Bios. But regarding the sensors I am pretty sure that they are about right. You can even feel the heat coming from the heatsink without touching it. My case is a Gigabyte iSolo with two fans which should be more than enough. Also running with an open case doesn't change anything. What still puzzles me is that the undervolting had such a strong effect.
  8. Cheers everyone, I have encountered strange shut-downs of my sytem which was running stable for more than one year now. When I stress tested having an eye on the readings from the thermal sensors the heat from the cpu went up to 70
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