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Windows 7: CPU temp way high

31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
CPU temp way high

My cpu is a amd phenom ii 955 or 965 black edition

with an antec 300 case.

My case has 4 fans in it, I have recently cleaned my computer yet the cpu temperatures are still at about 60 degrees C.

Is this because of my heatsink and thermal paste being stock or is it cuz my fans are at the low state?

So pretty much my question is, should i (1) get new thermal paste and a new heatsink, (2) change all my fans from the low to medium or high state or (3) none of the above and do something else.

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31 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Get high performance thermal paster, Artic Silver at least, and if possible get a better hieatsink for your AMD, my X4 never goes above 40c @ full load with a Cooler Master Hyper 212.
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31 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Some things need to be met before anything else:
> how long you use the processor;
> temperatures were always at that level, I mean, since you bought it;
> which the average temperature of the environment in which the computer is.
My AMD Phenom II 1090T, for example, uses
stock thermal paste and and heasink. Even at room temperature around 30 C, the CPU temperature is no more than 40 C in medium to high load. I ask you to post a picture of readings by CPUZ ...
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31 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

so far I have had this processor for a little less than a year. Got it in June. I believe temperatures were around 30-40 when I first check about 3 months after I build my computer. Average room temperature is about 34 ish a bit higher than normal room temperature. As for photos I will get that up first thing tomorrow
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31 Mar 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

34 C is a very hot room--about 93 Fahrenheit. Most people's rooms are probably 22-24 C, or somewhere in the 70s Fahrenheit.

You can't expect to have a cool CPU with high ambient temperatures like that unless you have a very powerful fan with good case ventilation. Even then, I wouldn't expect a lot of improvement. It's very tough fighting high ambient temps.

I wouldn't consider a new heatsink until I knew that my case had good case fans to begin with. If you have poor case ventilation in a very hot room, you are fighting a losing battle.

Are these idle temperatures or load temperatures?
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31 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have the fans always been in the same configuration since you built the rig? If not, I'd put things back the way they were. Are you sure all the fans are still working? Also, like suggested AS5 and a new cooler would definitely help. Good luck.
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01 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I actually turned the fans to the low setting from medium a like two days ago. I probably will put them on the high state when I can.
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01 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

so i turned my fans to the high state (they were on low) and temperatures at start up were fine but after a couple minutes the temperature went back up...

the pic is of cpuz and hwmoniter....

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01 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Those are high temps. I would look into the new paste and cooler.

How are your fans configured? Optimally (in my opinion :)) they will be drawing air in through the bottom and front and expelling air out of the back and top. Is that what they're doing? Also, I was still wondering if all 4 fans are working? One other thing, I was wondering if you're oc'g the cpu?
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01 Apr 2011   #10

7x64 SP1

I noticed my 965 even at stock speeds ran stupidly hot with the supplied HSF and TIM. There was something about those top end Deneb Cores that was just bad, like the old Bartons I guess. Thubans by comparison (the 6 core Phenom IIs) run just silly cold. I can get it down to 24C idle.
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