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Windows 7: Very high CPU temperatures on stock speeds

13 Jun 2012   #1
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Very high CPU temperatures on stock speeds

Hey all.

Since I got my new setup, temps have gone up like crazy and I cannot find the source of the problem. Using Prime95, my 955BE goes as high as 65-70 degrees celcius. This is at standard clock and voltage, which are 3200mHz and ~1.35v.

The cooler I use is: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro and thermal paste: Cooler Master something. Case fans are turned up to medium instead of low and the heatsink seems to be placed correctly.

With my old motherboard (M4A77) and this exact same cooler, temps would stabilize at ~54 degrees at full load.




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13 Jun 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Did you apply the TIM correctly? Too much can lead to a heat isolation effect, rather than a heat conducting one.
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13 Jun 2012   #3
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The size of a pea, spread over the CPU is the correct amount, right? I used Cooler Master High Performance.
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15 Jun 2012   #4
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'm also experiencing a delay on boot before the system shows the Windows login screen. Going to reseat the cpu and cooler using different thermal paste (Arctic Freezer). I'll report back for the results!
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15 Jun 2012   #5
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok, so with the Arctic Freeze MX-2 thermal compound temperatures stall at around 62 degrees celcius at full load. Still not what I am looking for, but far better than the 70 degrees I had before.

So my final question is: does the thermal paste improve it's effect over time?
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15 Jun 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
Ok, so with the Arctic Freeze MX-2 thermal compound temperatures stall at around 62 degrees celcius at full load. Still not what I am looking for, but far better than the 70 degrees I had before.

So my final question is: does the thermal paste improve it's effect over time?
Modestly if at all.
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15 Jun 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some compounds get better over time; about 2 deg. C and others don't change. Some recommend a break in period and some don't. Check their Web Site for specs.
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