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Replace CPU vs New computer?


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bigevy

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I have an AMD-FX 8350 Eight-Core Processor 4.01 GHz
AM3+ socket CPU
16. GB ram
64 bit OS
Sabre Tooth motherboard

The computer began overheating and shutting down.

I lived with it for a while.

Any time I ran a heavy CPU program like video production it shut down or using Skype.

I was guilty of having no sidewalls in place and essentially poor cooling 


I installed a $110 Cooler Master CPU system and two side wall fans.
Fan top front and back. HAK 5 case.
I installed Speedfan 4.52 to monitor fan heat.
It tells me fan #1 heats up.
I have no idea where or what fan 1 is.
As well as the core which I assume is the CPU
There is a GPU mentioned. I have no idea what that is.

It stabilized for a while but has begun shutting down with lower level functions. Youtube for example.

I believe the CPU is heat stressed, but I am not sure it is not the Motherboard or if it is part of the issue.

I can buy a new similar CPU processor for $110.

Question:
Do you agree my CPU may be damaged?
What are the chances the MB is the issue?
New computer or maintain this one?
What would a new comparable computer cost?

If this computer can be fixed to not shut down it certainly supports my needs.
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks



 


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dmccoy

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Please follow the steps below to help troubleshoot your system. Let me know if you have any questions.

Step 1:
Speccy
Download Speccy to your desktop

1. File > Save Snapshot. This will create a file called [hostname].speccy
2. File > Publish Snapshot. This saves your snapshot to their servers
3 Copy and Paste the link to your next Reply


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phillpower2

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In addition to the above can you also post the brand and model name or number of the PSU for us.


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