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Im new at all this and Im not even sure if this is the right section to post, if its not, I am sorry.

My rig is:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H rev 1.0
Cooler Master GX 650W
2x Kingston 1333 2gb ddr3
Nvidia GTX 460 SE 1GB DDR5

So, my problem is the following:

I bought the new power source yesterday. Everything was ok, a bit of noise at first but then it was ok. I realized that the fan was spinning at like 4300RPM and the temperature of the cpu was 40~ºC.
I tweaked it a little using EasyTune6 and now its all good.

But when I try to play games, even not demanding ones, the temperature of the cpu rises to 50-55ºC and the fan starts to spin faster again.

Now, I really have no idea why is the pc overheating like this, it even got to 60ºC at some point. I was thinking that it could be an issue with the voltage input, since I have been using the same voltage stabilizer for years (not sure if thats the correct name, I hope you guys get what Im trying to say here).

I should add that I didnt overlock anything, not even the gpu.

Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clerono View Post
Im new at all this and Im not even sure if this is the right section to post, if its not, I am sorry.

My rig is:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H rev 1.0
Cooler Master GX 650W
2x Kingston 1333 2gb ddr3
Nvidia GTX 460 SE 1GB DDR5

So, my problem is the following:

I bought the new power source yesterday. Everything was ok, a bit of noise at first but then it was ok. I realized that the fan was spinning at like 4300RPM and the temperature of the cpu was 40~ºC.
I tweaked it a little using EasyTune6 and now its all good.

But when I try to play games, even not demanding ones, the temperature of the cpu rises to 50-55ºC and the fan starts to spin faster again.

Now, I really have no idea why is the pc overheating like this, it even got to 60ºC at some point. I was thinking that it could be an issue with the voltage input, since I have been using the same voltage stabilizer for years (not sure if thats the correct name, I hope you guys get what Im trying to say here).

I should add that I didnt overlock anything, not even the gpu.

Thanks for the help.
You are just fine on those temps,don't worry about them.
When your cpu gets over 73 you should worry not even then.
Don't worry those temps are just perfect.
Fans start to spin faster,especially the cpu fan when the cpu heats up the fan spins faster so it can cool the cpu.
Cheers!
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by fonzye View Post
You are just fine on those temps,don't worry about them.
When your cpu gets over 73 you should worry not even then.
Don't worry those temps are just perfect.
Fans start to spin faster,especially the cpu fan when the cpu heats up the fan spins faster so it can cool the cpu.
Cheers!
Thanks for the reply, that calmed down a bit, I thought stuff was going to start blowing up and my room would end up a bloody mess, since I could feel the case heating.

Now my new concern is why is my fan so noisy oh my god...

Seriously, its like hearing a bike. Should I just push the EasyTune6 to make them spin slower at higher temperatures?
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post #4 of 8
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Well, I lowered the fan's speed a lot.

This are the temps I get when installing a game.


Basically what I want to do now is cool my pc, I cant really afford water cooling since its expensive as hell over here.
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post #5 of 8
Are you using the stock cooler?

But as fonzye says, thouse temps are perfectly safe, so nothing to be worried about there.
Could also be that you can lower it with a couple of C's of you re-seat the cooler with good paste. Also, if on stock cooler. Replace that, and you'll see a big difference there.

Could also be that you're loosing come C's if the airflow is bad in your case. Try testing without the side panel on, if the temps goes down a few C's, I'd try rearranging the content if possible for a best possible airflow.
     
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I don't know how expensive things are where you live, but over here (USA) you can get decent CPU coolers starting at around 30 bucks. You mentioned the case heating up, so I want to clarify something just in case - getting a better cooler won't get rid of the heat, it just moves it more efficiently away from the processor. So, if heat in your room is an issue, a better cooler will not help. It could definitely help CPU temperatures and noise though.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by ChristianEx View Post
Are you using the stock cooler?

But as fonzye says, thouse temps are perfectly safe, so nothing to be worried about there.
Could also be that you can lower it with a couple of C's of you re-seat the cooler with good paste. Also, if on stock cooler. Replace that, and you'll see a big difference there.

Could also be that you're loosing come C's if the airflow is bad in your case. Try testing without the side panel on, if the temps goes down a few C's, I'd try rearranging the content if possible for a best possible airflow.
Airflow is ok, with or without the right panel Im getting the same readings.

Now what really pisses me off right now is the fan, I already lowered the rpm and all, but when Im gaming, there are points where it goes absolutely crazy.

For example, Fallout New Vegas, walking around just fine, suddenly fan goes up to 6000RPM and core temp goes to like 67ºC, I open my PipBoy and temp goes down to like 50ºC and fan to 2800RPM, just like that in like 3 seconds.

Should it really be that way or the heat sensors inside are placed wrongly?
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post #8 of 8
STOP. HOLD EVERYTHING.

Okay, let's get one thing straight here: Intel processors are designed to withstand significantly more heat than AMD processors. Those temperatures may be fine for them, but they are NOT fine for your CPU.

You should make sure your CPU temps never ever pass 62C, and it's a good idea to think of your thermal limit as 55C.

I fear something is wrong with your heatsink installation, or maybe something else is going wrong. But those temps you're getting are definitely not safe. Speedfan doesn't do a very good job on AMD CPUs for whatever reason, you should use HWMonitor that comes with CPU-Z and you'll get closer readings.

Intel users--shame on you for giving advice when you don't know what you're talking about...
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