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[b]update 2[b]:installed new cooler, herea are the results. Left is without prime95, the right one is after I ran prime96 for 10 minutes. My pc is also faster.



specs:
955 black edition @ 3.2 Ghz (not overclocked) with stock cooler
amd 4850x2
Cooler Master CM 690 case
gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P

I installed amd overdrive because I wanted to check my temperatures, and all four cores have a minimum temp of 66-71C C. I read that you should always stay under 50 C, so I am worried. I've had this pc for more than 2 years so there might be already some damage done to the mobo.
I never checked temps before. How bad is this?What should I do

EDIT:

I blew out some dust from the heatsink. Here are some results.

Edited by Zakka - 5/25/11 at 2:50pm
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post #2 of 81
open the case and take a look at the heatsink. i bet its covered in dust and other stuff. clean it and you should see a good drop it temps. if you want to further improve temps, fully remove the heatsink and clean off the TIM and apply a fresh coating.
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Thanks, will do. How bad is this though? is it likely that I already damaged my mobo? I guess oc'ng without a new cooler is out of the question now.
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Thanks, will do. How bad is this though?
66c is high for an AMD chip but if temps get too high it will shut off on its own to prevent damage. you should be good.
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Pretty bad but seeing as how it hasn't auto shut off yet... Have you never cleaned it or something?
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Bad enough that you do it very soon.....

Clean the heatsink,replace the TIM and install some case fans to get cool air in the case
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Before I checked the normal temp's I used prime 95 to stress test and it went up to 80C. That was even scarier.

Thanks guys. What is a TIM?
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why are you stress testing if you dont overclock? or were you just testing to see how hot it gets?
What voltage is your CPU set to?
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Before I checked the normal temp's I used prime 95 to stress test and it went up to 80C. That was even scarier.

Thanks guys. What is a TIM?
google is your friend.

TIM = thermal interface material. it's thermal paste that you apply between the CPU and heatsink.
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Haha when I google TIM i do not get that answer. Just a bunch of people named Tim. But thanks!
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