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Windows 7: What Temps do you get with AMD PhenomII 965?

05 Apr 2010   #1
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 
What Temps do you get with AMD PhenomII 965?

I recently got the AMD Phenom II 965 and was not to impressed with its temp results. I idle at 40c and hit 64c on full load using stock cooling when it is only suppose to go to 62c safly. I just wanted to know what everyone elses temps are like and what cooling you use as i am tempted to return this CPU and go back to an intel CPU.


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05 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I recently got the AMD Phenom II 965 and was not to impressed with its temp results. I idle at 40c and hit 64c on full load using stock cooling when it is only suppose to go to 62c safly. I just wanted to know what everyone elses temps are like and what cooling you use as i am tempted to return this CPU and go back to an intel CPU.
If you return the CPU, and go back to intel, you'll also have to change motherboards...
(Unless "CPU" means "Computer")

Your temps are not the best I've seen but not entirely out of line...
Are you using the stock thermal compound that came on the Heat Sink?
If so you might gain some by using either Thermstrate or Arctic Silver instead.
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05 Apr 2010   #3
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I recently got the AMD Phenom II 965 and was not to impressed with its temp results. I idle at 40c and hit 64c on full load using stock cooling when it is only suppose to go to 62c safly. I just wanted to know what everyone elses temps are like and what cooling you use as i am tempted to return this CPU and go back to an intel CPU.
If you return the CPU, and go back to intel, you'll also have to change motherboards...
(Unless "CPU" means "Computer")

Your temps are the best I've seen but not entirely out of line...
Are you using the stock thermal compound that came on the Heat Sink?
If so you might gain some by using either Thermstrate or Arctic Silver instead.
Hey im using aksa thermal compound as i tryed artic silver 5 and got worse results with that i never used stock compound in any of my builds as there never to good at keeping cool.
Also i know i would need to change MOBO for intel as i done that in the first place to get AMD AM2+ socket so have got a spare SKT 775 intel in another case wating for me to rebuild just that always seems to get better temps.
if i was to get an after market cooler for this 1 now i assume it will help keep it cooler as i am a big gamer and play games for a few hrs a time and dont like it being on 64c that long.
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05 Apr 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Mines a 95w 945 and never go above mid 30s
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05 Apr 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I asked about this in your last thread about this, how about a couple of pictures of the inside of the case. Would help to see what you have for airflow.
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05 Apr 2010   #6
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I asked about this in your last thread about this, how about a couple of pictures of the inside of the case. Would help to see what you have for airflow.
i remember that and i took pics but dont have the cable for my camera so am looking to get em of as soon as i find it and ii'll post them in this thread asap
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05 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
I recently got the AMD Phenom II 965 and was not to impressed with its temp results. I idle at 40c and hit 64c on full load using stock cooling when it is only suppose to go to 62c safly. I just wanted to know what everyone elses temps are like and what cooling you use as i am tempted to return this CPU and go back to an intel CPU.
If you return the CPU, and go back to intel, you'll also have to change motherboards...
(Unless "CPU" means "Computer")

Your temps are the best I've seen but not entirely out of line...
Are you using the stock thermal compound that came on the Heat Sink?
If so you might gain some by using either Thermstrate or Arctic Silver instead.
Hey im using aksa thermal compound as i tryed artic silver 5 and got worse results with that i never used stock compound in any of my builds as there never to good at keeping cool.
Also i know i would need to change MOBO for intel as i done that in the first place to get AMD AM2+ socket so have got a spare SKT 775 intel in another case wating for me to rebuild just that always seems to get better temps.
if i was to get an after market cooler for this 1 now i assume it will help keep it cooler as i am a big gamer and play games for a few hrs a time and dont like it being on 64c that long.
If you are running that system under full load for extended periods, quite frankly I'd suggest you look into water cooling... Yes it's a complex setup but it's about the only way to keep things really cool...

Certainly the stock cooler is not up to heavy gaming or other tasks that cause sustained high CPU usage...
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05 Apr 2010   #8
ccatlett1984

 

Um, water cooling does not have to be complicated.

If you have a 120mm fan hole check out the following product.

ECO A.L.C.

I have it in my system with a 965.

It idles @ 30C
Full load is ~37C
This is with a system temp of 27C
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05 Apr 2010   #9
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

If you return the CPU, and go back to intel, you'll also have to change motherboards...
(Unless "CPU" means "Computer")

Your temps are the best I've seen but not entirely out of line...
Are you using the stock thermal compound that came on the Heat Sink?
If so you might gain some by using either Thermstrate or Arctic Silver instead.
Hey im using aksa thermal compound as i tryed artic silver 5 and got worse results with that i never used stock compound in any of my builds as there never to good at keeping cool.
Also i know i would need to change MOBO for intel as i done that in the first place to get AMD AM2+ socket so have got a spare SKT 775 intel in another case wating for me to rebuild just that always seems to get better temps.
if i was to get an after market cooler for this 1 now i assume it will help keep it cooler as i am a big gamer and play games for a few hrs a time and dont like it being on 64c that long.
If you are running that system under full load for extended periods, quite frankly I'd suggest you look into water cooling... Yes it's a complex setup but it's about the only way to keep things really cool...

Certainly the stock cooler is not up to heavy gaming or other tasks that cause sustained high CPU usage...
I agree with what ur saying but i was going to get this:Akasa AK-968 Socket 775 1156 1366 AM2 AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler - Ebuyer or this: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler - Ebuyer cooler as they are a reasonable price and im not to keen on water cooling atm as they cost nearly as much as the CPU lol and my pc is mainly used for gaming for long periodes of time and them coolers look like they may be able to handle that.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Um, water cooling does not have to be complicated.

If you have a 120mm fan hole check out the following product.

ECO A.L.C.

I have it in my system with a 965.

It idles @ 30C
Full load is ~37C
This is with a system temp of 27C
wooh thats really good temps for my cpu to run at and is good how much did the cooler cost?
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