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AM 3 CPU Heating Up

May 29, 2019 3:29AM PDT

I have bought an AMD FX-6200 Cpu two months ago and I am using it as a gaming CPU. I have observed that it started heating in just 4-5 hours of play. Is it normal or there is some kind of issue with mine?

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May 29, 2019 8:53AM PDT

Today's CPU generate more heat when working. More work equals more heat.

It only becomes a problem if the cooling system can't keep up so you improve that as needed.

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Specific Problem With This Product
May 30, 2019 1:50AM PDT

Yes, I agree with your suggestion and Now I also found a relevant argument relates to this: "The overclocking boost is not as great as what other models use" mentioned in a review. So I understand that every CPU generate heat while work is overloaded but this one really has some problem. I will report it to AMD support team.

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This CPU arrived in 2012.
May 30, 2019 11:26AM PDT

I think reporting issues to AMD will fall on deaf ears or a bit bucket.

As to heat, this is an 125 Watt TDP rated CPU so it can get quite warm. For 2012 this was normal so nothing you've written looks out of bounds to me.

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