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What are normal operating temperatures for the Phenom II x4 955 BE processor in idle and under load (with stock CPU heatsink/fan and no overclock)?

I am getting 35 to 42 degrees when nothing is open. I am getting these temperatures with an intake 140mm stock fan in the front, two intake 120mm SickleFlows on the side, an exhaust 140mm stock fan on the top and an exhaust 120mm stock fan on the back. All stock fans mentioned came with the CM Storm Scout.

It's never gone over 42 degrees on "idle" as far as I know.

Eventually I'll be grabbing an after market heatsink/fan because the stock fan that came with the processor sounds awful. It's not that it's loud but it just doesn't sound right.

Also, can someone recommend an AM3 after market heatsink/fan that can fit WITH a SickleFlow fan installed on the side window in a CM Storm Scout (if there is one that exists)?
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Idle temps dont matter only load so stress it and see what what temps you get so long as its under 62c your good.
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stress it with OCCT or prime95 and check temps, try not to get higher than 62c which is the max for phenoms
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stress it with OCCT or prime95 and check temps, try not to get higher than 62c which is the max for phenoms
also try IBT which usually gets CPUs hotter than prime
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Which option is best in Prime95, when running a stress test?

It's been about 10 minutes now (on option 2 in Prime95) and my CPU isn't really going past 53 degrees and my motherboard is at 51.

So if I am doing this right, my idle temps are around 33 to 42 and my load temps are in the early/mid 50s.
Edited by Joeful - 11/7/11 at 4:26am
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Which option is best in Prime95, when running a stress test?

It's been about 10 minutes now (on option 2 in Prime95) and my CPU isn't really going past 53 degrees and my motherboard is at 51.
IBT will give you max temps so long as your under 62c your good because you will never see temps as high in normal use as you will in IBT
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IBT will give you max temps so long as your under 62c your good because you will never see temps as high in normal use as you will in IBT
So should I try IBT as well?

If IBT and Prime95 are designed for the sole purpose of stress testing, I doubt anything I do on my system will even come close. I play WoW, Wakfu, Dead Island, Sonic Generations, NFS: Hot Pursuit, BF3, etc while browsing the web with maybe up to 10 tabs while occasionally listening to music and or watching movies/videos. Obviously not all of those things at the same time, mix and match. Meh.
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So should I try IBT as well?

If IBT and Prime95 are designed for the sole purpose of stress testing, I doubt anything I do on my system will even come close. I play WoW, Wakfu, Dead Island, Sonic Generations, NFS: Hot Pursuit, BF3, etc while browsing the web with maybe up to 10 tabs while occasionally listening to music and or watching movies/videos. Obviously not all of those things at the same time, mix and match. Meh.
Exactly. Just run IBT to make sure your temps are ok then your good to go if your just running stock then stress with Prime95 when you (if you) start overclocking.

If you want to reduce your temps in the mean time you could start to undervolting your CPU. Begin reducing your vcore at stock settings to see the lowest amout of vcore your system will be stable on. This can be just as much fun as overclocking
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Exactly. Just run IBT to make sure your temps are ok then your good to go if your just running stock then stress with Prime95 when you (if you) start overclocking.

If you want to reduce your temps in the mean time you could start to undervolting your CPU. Begin reducing your vcore at stock settings to see the lowest amout of vcore your system will be stable on. This can be just as much fun as overclocking
How would I go about doing this? I'm not very familiar with the aspects of electricity so I'd be a little worried I'd break something. I'd love to learn everything though. I'm sure more than 50% of my posts on Overclock are questions. Given the components in my signature rig, would I be able to do some advance things with them?
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