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Okay so I have a AMD Phenom II X4, Stock cooling at stock 3.2GHz. When I first built my computer in the last of April the temps were around 24-26 idling and 29-30 surfing the web, but recently idle temps have risen to 30C idle. As soon as I turn on the computer it reads at 30C and just goes up unless it just idles. I have all three of my 120mm fans running and the only thing that has changed since I built this rig is I added a 6850 GPU card. Does anybody know my my temps have been rising like this? Any solutions?
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oh noes! it's risen 4c!

Really idle temps mean nothing and the variance could be due to ambient temperatures.
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Okay so I have a AMD Phenom II X4, Stock cooling at stock 3.2GHz. When I first built my computer in the last of April the temps were around 24-26 idling and 29-30 surfing the web, but recently idle temps have risen to 30C idle. As soon as I turn on the computer it reads at 30C and just goes up unless it just idles. I have all three of my 120mm fans running and the only thing that has changed since I built this rig is I added a 6850 GPU card. Does anybody know my my temps have been rising like this? Any solutions?
Ambients went up since it's spring time.

My temps went up 4'C across the board also.
    
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Jam3s: No need for sarcasm.

MrTOOSHORT: So it's nothing I should honestly worry about? I've read places that sometimes the thermal paste that come with stock heatsinks can deteriorate rather quickly?
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Your temperatures have gone up because your room temperatures have likely gone up. This is normal.

And idle and web surfing temperatures honestly mean absolutely nothing. It's a full load (Prime95) temperatures that matter.
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Yea its most likley ambients.. Turn up the A/C
    
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Evenger14 View Post
Okay so I have a AMD Phenom II X4, Stock cooling at stock 3.2GHz. When I first built my computer in the last of April the temps were around 24-26 idling and 29-30 surfing the web, but recently idle temps have risen to 30C idle. As soon as I turn on the computer it reads at 30C and just goes up unless it just idles. I have all three of my 120mm fans running and the only thing that has changed since I built this rig is I added a 6850 GPU card. Does anybody know my my temps have been rising like this? Any solutions?
I would say that is about as good as your going to get at stock clock's with stock cooler. For that AMD chip dont worry yourself over your idle, as long as your chip is running under 55c full load your fine, after that it get's "fuzzy". 60c is what AMD says is the max temp...if your on stock cooler, clean off the stock TIM and use just about anything you can get your hands on...they put a thick thermo pad on that stock cooler.
If you want a better solution, or lower temps first step is CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ with a second fan(push pull) and spiffy past(I like ICD7/24k TIM myself).
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Your temps are fine. If you want to get better temps, get some better paste. http://www.svc.com/thermal-compound.html
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Your temps are fine. If you want to get better temps, get some better paste. http://www.svc.com/thermal-compound.html
LOL, about fell out of the chair when I saw your quote of me...good stuff
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Just because I have the urge to randomly support these threads. It is just your room temps. My CPU is at 30c right now and it is a good amount higher than yours. I usually have my window open and a fan going to circulate air in my room. Just to make cooler air flow into my case.
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