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I've got a 955 BE C3 stepping and my goal is to get it stable on air at 4ghz.

Current settings are 9 x 214 for a total of 4.07Ghz and voltages haven't been touched.

I just installed my Hyper 212+ a few hours ago and i've been running prime 95 for the last 30 minutes. My temps seem to have peaked around 60 degrees. That seems rather high to me; I was expecting to be in the mid 50s. Did I mess anything up and does the paste have a break in period or is this normal for this OC/cooler combo?
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yea u probably sinked the Heatsink wrong happen to me once
im at 1.55volts with 4.4ghz and i peak at 57C with Prime95 so there should be something wrong
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General rule of thumb is not to go beyond beyond 62c for Phenom II. 60c isn't bad for P95 since you won't be pushing it as hard in everyday usage. Just give it an hour or two to see how far temps will go. If you feel that it's too high, try and reseat it with better thermal paste.
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Hmm, I have a 945 at 1.41v and I never reach that temp.

Like said above, sometimes it can be tricky to get it seated properly.
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Hmm it might have something to do with the way i used the thermal paste.

I put a smaller-than-pea sized dab on the cooler and spread it around with a credit card. I made sure it got into all the nooks and crannies around the heatpipes. Final result was an even sheet of paste on the whole contact surface of the cooler that was definitely thinner than a sheet of paper.
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post #6 of 9
try to get Thermal paste between the pipes of the heatsink it has a little gap which causes heat to go trough it
thats the problem the hyper 212 evo fixed
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I do believe the preferred method is 3 little lines. There is a post somewhere of someone trying out different ways, and the 3 line method seemed to produce the most coverage.
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Alright gents thanks a bunch. I'm gonna keep fiddling with settings and running p95 over the next few days. If temps don't settle down looks like I'll be taking this puppy apart again.
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Originally Posted by daman246;15337556 
yea u probably sinked the Heatsink wrong happen to me once
im at 1.55volts with 4.4ghz and i peak at 57C with Prime95 so there should be something wrong

Pure BS, my Thermalright Silver arrow manages 50-52C Load At 4Ghz 1.46V, that is with 2 reseats.
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