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I recently jumped off the bridge and built my first rig, namely with a 960T because recently 955's seem to have gone into short supply and the prices went up where ever I looked and I've just heard in general that they are great processors. ANYWAY:

-Bear in mind this was build I did on the cheap due to budget issues and a rapidly dying computer (SYSTEM 32 was eating itself, literally) I needed to replace ASAP. It's used for extended gaming (WoW, DnD online, LoL, pretty much any steam game...RO2, BFBC2, Deus Ex) and just general netflix, internet and video converting.

Case: Antec Two Hundred S Mid tower
PSU: Seasonic 650W X series gold cert.
CPU: 960T Zosma
MB: 970A-UD3
RAM: G.Skill DDR3 1333(only after the fact did I find out stock Thubans can handle 1600 mad.gif)
GPU: EVGA 550Ti
HDD: Samsung spinpoint
Some combo drive I got from a friend.
I have two CoolerMaster 120mm fans and an NZXT fan controller on the way.

I got it all put together and have just been monitoring temps and seeing what it can do. I'm new to this so I'm not really sure what is good or bad by any means. Can someone tell me if everything looks peachy or if I should probably look into an aftermarket HSF. I feel like a bad person but this is not going to be overclocked (maybe unlocked later since I convert video a lot) and right now it's just running on the stock everything, plug and go. This is just sitting on the desktop doing nothing besides typing here!

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The Core temp is the temperature reading from the sensor that is inside the processor. The TMPIN1 is the temp of the CPU socket and its read from the motherboard's sensor. Itll be the higher one. The Core temp is the one you want to go off of. Max temps for those thing is 62C I believe so youre well under the redline. So long as youre not doing heavy overclocking, the stock HSF will be good enough. AMD coolers are actually pretty good so youll be fine.
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your temps are not bad but could be better considering (i assume) you have not overclocked or unlocked the core(s). if you don't plan on overclocking, our chips can mange a vcore of 1.12v or lower at stock. when set at this low, your temp will go down considerably.

follow this thread . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club

there are members always willing to help. Welcome!
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Alright cool! Oh man....brick wall thread incoming. Looks like I have some good reading to do for a few days. Yea, I haven't started playing with it yet. I'll look around that thread and see if I can read up a bit before just jumping in and start changing numbers around. Thanks for the quick replies!
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Temps look fine to me. At least unlock that thing! One thing though I don't believe the temp sensors work when ACC is enabled so be sure to stress test before unlocking to make sure the load temps are fine, idle temps don't really tell you much since the sensors are more accurate the closer to tjmax you get.
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Temps look fine to me. At least unlock that thing! One thing though I don't believe the temp sensors work when ACC is enabled so be sure to stress test before unlocking to make sure the load temps are fine, idle temps don't really tell you much since the sensors are more accurate the closer to tjmax you get.

When unlocking cores with ACC, the individual core temps can no longer be read but the overall CPU temp read through the CPU socket can still be read (at least that was the case with my unlocked X3 720). Generally the CPU temp read at the socket is higher than the individual core temps during load so as long as CPU temp reads no more than 60C (just to be safe), you should be fine.
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I've noticed on my GA-990XA-UD3 that the core temp is about 8c lower than the socket temp WITH LOAD. These boards are very similar so it should be the same. I am running a 960t unlocked to x6 at 4ghz. Also, with a bump in the CPU-NB voltage you should be able to run 1600mhz memory with no issues, I am running like 1672mhz right now on mine.
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I've noticed on my GA-990XA-UD3 that the core temp is about 8c lower than the socket temp WITH LOAD. These boards are very similar so it should be the same. I am running a 960t unlocked to x6 at 4ghz. Also, with a bump in the CPU-NB voltage you should be able to run 1600mhz memory with no issues, I am running like 1672mhz right now on mine.

I have wondered about this as on my motherboard my core temp is 13c lower than my cpu temp (i thought this was quite large gap!!) only had my 960t for a short time.
Have it clocked at 4.1Ghz (as a quad) @ 1.42v stable and core temp only shows 18c idle 34c max (i have a push/pull 120mm cpu cooler) this sound right? bonjeursmiley.png
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No, I think youve got a faulty sensor and its reading cool. 18C at idle is impossible on air as unless the room your in is very cool. 18C is like 64F and thats pretty chilly for a room temp. Id go by the motherboard temp as its pretty much always going to be higher than the core temp so as long as youre running safe temps at the socket, you can be pretty sure that your CPU is ok.
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No, I think youve got a faulty sensor and its reading cool. 18C at idle is impossible on air as unless the room your in is very cool. 18C is like 64F and thats pretty chilly for a room temp. Id go by the motherboard temp as its pretty much always going to be higher than the core temp so as long as youre running safe temps at the socket, you can be pretty sure that your CPU is ok.

thumb.gif Thanks for that the motherboard temp shows about 44c at full load so am safe and have a bit of room for more Ghz but i will wait for summer to do that ! thumb.gif
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