|You shouldn't be putting all this effort into a brand new PC. You should have contacted CyberPowerPC as soon as you began having problems.|
In your other thread you said you changed the thermal paste. Since you have an AMD CPU, you should have used the middle dot method of application. If you did it any other way, the improper application may be the cause of overheating. What brand paste did you buy? Did you completely remove ALL the old paste from the top of the CPU & the bottom of the heatsink? Did you then wipe them down with alcohol or acetone? After they're cleaned, you should NOT touch either surface because the oil/dirt in fingerprints can have a negative effect on the heat transfer. Once both surfaces are prepped, a tiny dab of paste in the center of the CPU is all that's needed. And do NOT spread it! Just set the heatsink on top of it & lock it down.
Have a look at this pic. If you used more paste than is shown, you used too much.
BTW, you can NOT overheat a CPU to death. Don't be afraid of running it under load & letting the temps climb as high as they can. If it gets too hot, it will simply shutdown to protect itself.
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