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post #1 of 41
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Do AMD CPUs get hotter than Intel CPUs? My 955BE has been hot lately 45 not OC 50-53 OC while gaming, not necessarily 100% load.
Im using a 9500A cooler, is there anything better? Should I not be worried?
post #2 of 41
Yeah don't worry as long as it doesn't go into the 60's your fine. BTW, intel chips are WAY hotter than AMD ones
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intel max is 99c

amd is 65c

temps are ok , get a new cooler ? u will need it .
    
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post #4 of 41
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Originally Posted by iZZ View Post
Yeah don't worry as long as it doesn't go into the 60's your fine. BTW, intel chips are WAY hotter than AMD ones
why then, with the same cooler, is my Q8200 OC'd to 3.3Ghz 35-40 doing the same things?
post #5 of 41
I would try reseating and reapplying the thermal compound, that seems about 5 degrees warmer than what I was getting with an h50 cooler on my 955, maybe you will be able to shave a few degrees with a reseat. I don't think you need to worry yet, though, if it creeps up to 60C I would say you should at least try a reseat and see if that helps(healthy max is supposed to be 55C, but most of us wouldn't use a processor long enough to see the negative effects of going a few degrees over little over that).
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Also what is a reliable temp monitoring program?
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I would try reseating and reapplying the thermal compound, that seems about 5 degrees warmer than what I was getting with an h50 cooler on my 955, maybe you will be able to shave a few degrees with a reseat. I don't think you need to worry yet, though, if it creeps up to 60C I would say you should at least try a reseat and see if that helps(healthy max is supposed to be 55C, but most of us wouldn't use a processor long enough to see the negative effects of going a few degrees over little over that).
I just reseated it though, like a couple hours ago, it made no difference.
post #8 of 41
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heres a pic of my temps
post #9 of 41
When i had my 955 my temps were around 62-66C on idle and 67-74C on Load, but then again i had a pretty cheap CPU Cooler.
post #10 of 41
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When i had my 955 my temps were around 62-66C on idle and 67-74C on Load, but then again i had a pretty cheap CPU Cooler.
you were idling at what amd says max temp is ? lol
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