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Windows 7: AMD X4 9850 Temp Issues

21 Mar 2011   #1
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 
AMD X4 9850 Temp Issues

I just constructed a barebones system from Tigerdirect. Uses Asus M4a785 m MoBo, AMD II X4 9850 Quad processors. I was planning to play with overclocking but my temps seem to be high even when running at 2.5 Ghz. Temp from speedfan and Amd Overdrive say temps are 58 - 59 degrees C. I have set it to 2.7 and temps get to 60 C without any load so I am concerned to leave it OC'd.

Do these temps seem high? All forums that I have read seem to say yes.


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21 Mar 2011   #2
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I imagine that the processor is being used with the stock cooler ... OCing with a standard cooler is not the best of ideas ...
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

They do seem high, but within a safe range.
They could be lower.
It may have something to do with your cooling solution and how you applied the thermal paste.
Are you using Arctic Silver 5 and did you follow the instructions in the link?
Arctic Silver Incorporated - Route to Product Instructions for Arctic Silver 5
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21 Mar 2011   #4
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

I am using the heatsink/fan that came with the barebones system. I have considered another heatsink/fan but I am not sure that I want to spend the additional money right now.

I used the thermal paste that was provided. Don't know if it was Arctic Silver proabaly not. If I do decide replace the heatsink, I will get some Arctic Silver paste.

Also, would an additional case fan help significantly? I have one small one on the side and the PS fan.

Could I run safely with temps in the high 50s?
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21 Mar 2011   #5
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

72 C is the last step before the boom! Say you're between the lowest and boom ... exactly in the middle.
That's mine at idle - see below:



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21 Mar 2011   #6
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

What heatsink are you using to get those numbers? You must use water cooling to get that low.
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21 Mar 2011   #7
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
What heatsink are you using to get those numbers? You must use water cooling to get that low.
Stock cooler... As I mentioned in previous post, this temperature is recorded at idle - see the clock of each processor core. Room temperature is around 24 C... Did you reactivate Cool n' Quiet in BIOS?... Sounds like you didn't...
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21 Mar 2011   #8
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Yes, I reactivated C n Q. Mine idles at 41-43 C. Also, processors run at half speed 1255 Mhz.
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21 Mar 2011   #9
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Could you download Core Temp and do what I did above?
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21 Mar 2011   #10
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

I captured in Temps.jpg. Hope it attaches.


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