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Processor overheating

when i run my computer windows only my processor gets very warm to the touch and the heat transfer vent behind it gets even warmer. When start to do multiple tasks on my computer whether it be games or websites the processor gets extremely hot and the heat transfer vent gets so hot u cant touch it for over 6-7 seconds.
i have a AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor and ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB 950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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You added this.

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"i checked the voltage and it is 1.325 so its ok and i was told it could be a ram allocation problem but i do know how to do that. Can anyone out there tell me what is going on because my computer never did this before it is just a recent thing like month ago"

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The CPU is rated to

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Depending on what site you give the chip temp is good to about 60+C so that's too hot for you as a human to touch and not feel pain.

I don't see anything wrong here. We are not talking about a low power CPU.

This one is an 125 WATT CPU with a TDP of 220 Watts. That eventually turns into heat.

Why do you think this is overheating? To me it tells me it's working.

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i understand all that but it starts to rattle and get very loud as it heats up?

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Rattle is the fan or such telling you

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That it's likely worn out. Nothing more.

I'm not there but some machines could have other issues like the fan is bad, imbalanced and either way, you pop a new one on.

These parts are CHEAP compared to the service counter. Having said that, some owners get uppity that it doesn't last but a few years.

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Vent

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What is a heat transfer vent?
Is that the exhaust fan?

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