CPU overvoltage error might be slowly destroying my hardware

August 28, 2016 at 08:07:21
Specs: Windows 10, AMD FX-8320E
Hardware:
Ram:1 dim , Hyper X 8gb ddr3
CPU:AMD FX-8320E
Graphics Card:Radeon r9 380 4gb
Power Supply:Urano VX 750
Motherboard:Asus M5A78L-MLE

Windows 10 64 bit

Lately my pc has been shutting down in a couple of different situations.
First time it happened was while i was playing ark:survival evolved, it simply shutdown and when i power it again it had the cpu overvoltage error message,this is one of the situations it happens in , while playing ark(graphics card intensive).

The other situation is while im playing no mans sky , where the pc completely shuts down except this time there is no overvoltage error message , this led me to think that it might be the game doing it , i read somewhere it coulkd be a memory leak , and i saw a few people on steam forums complaining about the same thing.This one im not sure is related to the CPU overvoltage

I tried updating my BIOS via EZ flash,i read on a few forums (including this one i think)that it might be a bios problem , but it read the file on my USB pen and it said something along the lines of "no update found on file".

So i decided to make a post here to see if anyone could help me with my overvoltage problem.
Thanks in advance!
Also i might have chosen the wrong category .


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#1
August 28, 2016 at 09:32:39
If anything, it's an overheating problem, not an overvoltage problem. Unless you deliberately increased the voltage setting in the BIOS?

The M5A78L-MLE is not a great board for an FX-series CPU because it's based on the AMD 760G/SB710 chipset combo that was released 8-9 years ago, well before the FX-series of CPUs even existed. A better choice would be a board based on the 9-series chipset that was specifically designed for the FX-series.

AMD 9-Series Chipsets

According to the ASUS site, you need BIOS version 1601 to support the FX-8320E. Your USB pen drive MUST be FAT32 formatted for the BIOS upgrade to work with EZFlash. FAT32 is the only format EZFlash will read.

BIOS 1601 - direct download


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#2
August 28, 2016 at 10:04:07
Its not overheating i have monitored the temperatures but i will try again with the formated USB

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#3
August 28, 2016 at 10:27:35
"Its not overheating"

You didn't post any temps so it's impossible for us to know that. FYI - overheating a CPU will NOT damage it. It has built-in thermal protection that will cause it to shutdown long before it will fry. Max temp for the FX-8320E is 70.5C.

http://products.amd.com/en-gb/searc...

Overvolting can kill a CPU though. Generally the only way a CPU is overvolted is if someone tampers with the voltage settings in the BIOS, or if there's a power surge. From what I've read, the Urano VX 750 is overrated by 200-300W. Some sites say it's a knock-off the Corsair VS450W but with cheaper components.

https://elchapuzasinformatico.com/w...


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#4
August 28, 2016 at 11:00:18
Even with AMD components my pc has never shutdown because it overheated.Before i came into this forum i took that into consideration and monitored the temps so that i didnt waste somebody elses time with this.

Anyways i just formated the USB drive the way you said it , i then extracted the ROM file from the 1601 zip into the USB .THe results were the same , it still says update module not found.I read on some forum that a guy used winrar instead of 7 zip to extract the file and it worked for him , but it didnt with 7zip


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#5
August 29, 2016 at 07:14:11
Are you monitoring the temperatures in real time?

CPUID HW Monitor can check both the temperatures AND the voltages in real time. Your voltages should read + - 5% of the stated voltages. The +12V, +5V & +3.3V are the voltages produced by the power supply. The RAM and CPU voltages are stepped down by the motherboard.

CPU should also provide GPU temperatures.


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#6
September 2, 2016 at 12:47:25
Are you 100% sure your board is M5A78L-M LE? Because there are 11 boards with M5A78L in their model number.

https://www.asus.com/search/results...

It doesn't matter what program you use to unzip the downloaded BIOS file. The resulting .rom file will be M5A78L-M-LE-ASUS-1601.ROM.

How did you format the USB pen drive? Are you 100% sure the file format is FAT32 & not NTFS or something else?


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#7
September 25, 2016 at 15:22:09
Sorry for only updating the topic now,ive been busy . I managed to instal the bios.update,turns out it was the firmware for the wrong.model. anyways the problem persists and i have decided to geta new power supply, im thinking corsair vs650w ,any sugestions?

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