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Windows 7: AMD Phenom 2 X4 965 Heating issues

02 Apr 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much did you apply? Have a look here,

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select "Phenom II with metal cap" for how to apply it.


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02 Apr 2010   #12
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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I've always used AMD chips and have always made sure to use a good thermal paste and heatsink/fan. I agree with WHS, above 80 is high! I'd get a new cpu cooler if it was me getting temps that high.
But the other fans and coolers i have been reading get worse temps as they all say 70+ and i dont wana buy a new 1 and it be the same also i have tryed the Artic silver 5 and was very unimpressed by it doing worse than stock compound.
My cpu NEVER gets higher than mid 30sC. I use this Zalman
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02 Apr 2010   #13
Shutup

 
 

If I read the first post right, pcgamer was maxing at 64c playing Crysis, not just any game.
It's one of the most demanding games out there.

Considering he has the 965 black edition, and considering he is using the stock cooler, I am convinced the cooler is not wrongly seated.

I promise you, if you have a cooler wrongly seated on the 965, you are talking temps in the region of 100c to 120c, but long before that happens the pc will bsod, reboot or freeze.

By the way, the cooler I recommend is: Arctic-Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2

Just make sure it fits in your case.
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02 Apr 2010   #14
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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If I read the first post right, pcgamer was maxing at 64c playing Crysis, not just any game.
True, the OP did state that Crysis was the game in question. And with my X4 940 with the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, my temps while playing Crysis never got above 44C.
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02 Apr 2010   #15
Shutup

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
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If I read the first post right, pcgamer was maxing at 64c playing Crysis, not just any game.
True, the OP did state that Crysis was the game in question. And with my X4 940 with the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, my temps while playing Crysis never got above 44C.
Your CPU has (almost) exact same specs as pcgamers (be it a AM2+ version),
and the difference between his temps and yours is the cooler, and maybe other airflow circumstances.

Maybe I sound like a stubborn s.o.b., but in my experience, a wrongly seated cooler gives way higher temps than 64c at full load.

It must be his stock cooler in conjunction with poor airflow in and out of the case.

I am not claiming that 64c is perfect, I just wanted to ease pcgamers mind a bit, telling him it is not as bad as he thought it was.

It should be dealt with, but there is no reason to panic.
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02 Apr 2010   #16
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shutup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shutup View Post
If I read the first post right, pcgamer was maxing at 64c playing Crysis, not just any game.
True, the OP did state that Crysis was the game in question. And with my X4 940 with the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, my temps while playing Crysis never got above 44C.
Your CPU has (almost) exact same specs as pcgamers (be it a AM2+ version),
and the difference between his temps and yours is the cooler, and maybe other airflow circumstances.

Maybe I sound like a stubborn s.o.b., but in my experience, a wrongly seated cooler gives way higher temps than 64c at full load.

It must be his stock cooler in conjunction with poor airflow in and out of the case.

I am not claiming that 64c is perfect, I just wanted to ease pcgamers mind a bit, telling him it is not as bad as he thought it was.

It should be dealt with, but there is no reason to panic.
Oh yes, I agree with what you're stating. I have also seen first hand about a mis-seated HSF and the temps were anything but stable and way more than 64C. As you state, it must be a combo of the stock HSF and poor case cooling.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A couple of pics of the inside of the case would help, one towards the front and one towards the back.
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02 Apr 2010   #18
Shutup

 
 

On a side note:

Ever notice the ridiculously thick layer of thermal paste on the stock coolers?

I always take it off, and apply one tiny drop of paste that I spread very finely with an old creditcard.

You should almost be able the see through the layer.
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02 Apr 2010   #19
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

I have a very big case with plenty of room as it is very lat at night here i will post some pics of it in morning but the heatsink is seated properly i have built my own pc's in the past and 1 a few months before this 1 and that was am2 and it was fine with stock cooler. just this newam3 is really working hard and hot i was playing crysis on ultra high setting though using an ATI 5770 XXX OC edition if that would make it hotter. is there any suggestions on what heat sink i should get as i was looking at this 1 myself. Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler - Ebuyer
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02 Apr 2010   #20
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

also is it safe with it hitting 64C sometimes till i can get hold of the new heatsink also any suggested 1 would be great im looking to spen about 15-30
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