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I just build my friend a system with a Phenom II x2 560 and it is only 22 degrees at idle, with the stock heatsink and stock paste! What the hell?? My 965 BE runs at 37 degrees idle, and it has stock voltage! Plus I have a Hyper 212+ as well as AS5.

How could his be running at 35 degrees in game and mine at 45-50 degrees in game when I have a better heatsink?
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Difference between a Dual core and a quad core....that and it's clocked 300mhz lower....
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Also maybe he has better airflow in his case and/or lower ambient temps than you do?
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Maybe you need to reseat.
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
I just build my friend a system with a Phenom II x2 560 and it is only 22 degrees at idle, with the stock heatsink and stock paste! What the hell?? My 965 BE runs at 37 degrees idle, and it has stock voltage! Plus I have a Hyper 212+ as well as AS5.

How could his be running at 35 degrees in game and mine at 45-50 degrees in game when I have a better heatsink?
My athlon x215 idles at 22c as well, and never goes over about 33c. Stock cooler and I have it overclocked from 2.7 to 3.1. And that is in a crappy compaq case. Soooo yea, dual core to quad difference.

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post #6 of 13
With cool'n'quiet on, the idle temps really shouldn't be much different.
I would be concerned.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
With cool'n'quiet on, the idle temps really shouldn't be much different.
I'd be willing to be he's not comparing apples to apples because of Cool n Quiet. Check both "idle" voltages and clock speeds and make sure one isn't throttled and under volted while the other is at stock frequency and voltage. The Hyper is a much better cooler than the stock cooler.
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Cool n quiet my friend
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Reseat the 212+.
     
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post #10 of 13
i undervolted my athlon, (auto had it at 1.38 V for some reason)
so 1.33V + 3.5 ghz = same temps. lol idle 30-35 max 55 WITH P95 etc, and in games like 40.

i'd also say try to reseat, i'm using a stock phenom heatsink... it's really good for some reason lol fan spins at 7000 rpm
    
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