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Temps

Post by Wavid » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:41 pm

my 955 BE is running a bit too hot for my liking (43 C idle) with the boxed heatsink/fan and it's really starting to worry me. i've done no overclocking and my motherboard temperature is only 26 C. is this normal?

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Re: Temps

Post by skier » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:57 pm

for a quad thats pretty normal, if you upgraded to any nice heatpipe cooler it would be a big improvement

but for stock cooling, thats not horrible.

what temps do you get at full load?
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Re: Temps

Post by Wavid » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:09 pm

i've never pushed my CPU to full load across all the cores except on cinebench, and i didn't get to measure the temperatures that time. what's the range of temp. i should be in?

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Re: Temps

Post by mithras » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:34 pm

AMD recommends a max of 62C, but it's probably best to keep it under 60.

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Re: Temps

Post by Wavid » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:10 pm

my processor is fine...but my HSF sounds like a wind tunnel fan or something. is 4750-5200 RPM normal? i installed the EPU-4 engine that came with my M4A79X EVO and it's set to high performance. on max. power saving the fan only goes about 1000RPM.

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Re: Temps

Post by skier » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:12 pm

every hs/f is different but that is a really fast fan :shock:

i got this cooler with both my Phenom II X2 and Athlon II X4

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aftermarket heatsinks will always be a major improvement in temps and sound level though, best buy has a rocketfish cooler for 29.99 that works very well
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Re: Temps

Post by djpinc19 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:14 pm

using an ocz vendetta, my quad cores have AMD Cool N Quiet and rarely go above 45 C...with the fan spinning at 400-600 rpm. im sure my temps would be lower if i manually set the fan to spin at max, but since the CPU is built with heat in mind, i wouldnt worry too much about heat. my pentium 4 will actually undervolt and set its fan to max when it used to video render in HD

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Re: Temps

Post by Sowser » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Any idea of the quality of thermal paste you have between the heatsink and CPU?
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Re: Temps

Post by Wavid » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:51 pm

i used the pre applied paste that AMD ships with their HS/F

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