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I bought the FX 8150 about two weeks ago. I've noticed some higher temperatures then my last processor, which was the Phenom II X4 940. I've read some of the temperature guides and maxes for the new bulldozers. The FX 8150 has a max 'core' temperature of 61C, but how about CPU temps? My CPU temp hits around 72C or so max. Not exactly sure what the core temp max is, I usually pay no mind to it. But from what I can recall, highest I've hit with the Core temps was about 59C. Normally it doesn't go over 50C. My CPU temps hit around 60C. This is all under some load.

I've also noticed that for certain things I get higher temperatures then I do with Prime95. The max I've hit on Prime95 was 66C, but I only let it on for about 30-40 minutes. While doing certain things and playing certain games, it does exceed that and as I said, max so far that I have seen was 72C.

It does still have a decent idle temp. Core temps go down as low as 15C, while CPU temps go down to about 32C. Normal operations put these temperatures to about 31C for Core temps, and 44C for CPU temps.

I use a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 for my heatsink and Artic Silver 5 for thermal paste. It still has not settled, reseated the heatsink only three days ago. I heard that Artic Silver takes around a week before you get your minimum temperatures.

I have decent airflow throughout the case. The stock 92mm fan on the heat sink was switched around to push the air straight towards the back of the case so it would blow right out. It actually flows right into a 120mm fan on the back of the case. There is a 120mm fan on top of the case pulling more air right off the processor. There is also a 92mm case fan on the CPU side panel blowing right on top of the heat sink. And the front panel fan isn't near the CPU, but it's another 120mm fan that blows right over the HDD. I have the Rosewill Challenger Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower case. Lot's of venting throughout the case.

So the big question is, are these temperatures safe for 24/7 use? If not what ways do you recommend me going to fix the problem?

I was thinking of switching the CPU side panel fan to be an exhaust fan since it is blowing on a solid portion of the heat sink, and turn the top fan around to provide extra venting through the heat sink, since it will be able to flow through the heat sink unlike the CPU side panel fan. However I've also had some unwanted north bridge temperatures, also sometimes hitting around the high 50's. Should I try this?

Or should I just grab some high CFM/RPM fans and replace some of my stock case fans? Or maybe get a new heat sink?

Please throw any recommendations towards me. Could use the advice =) Thanks.
post #2 of 53
What motherboard are you using, when you say cpu temp are you reading off HWmonitor? Is it overclocked? Is so what is the frequency and voltage?
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From what I've read cputin is the socket temperature, while "core" temps are the temps of the well... the cores. tongue.gif

Usually a high cputin indicates that the mosfets are running hot, but ill wait until you post what motherboard you are using to continue.
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The latest version of Core Temp should give you pretty accurate temps. 61C is the rated max 24/7 temp under full load so you're fine. The FX chips do run a little warmer in most cases.
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hyper tx3 couldn't handle the heat from a 965 black..it most certainly won't handle the heat from your chip..You=need a 212+....at least...
 
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8150 is a very hot chip you will need something better then a tx3
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Ah sorry about forgetting this information. I use the Gigabyte 990FX UD3 board. It's not overclocked. Stock speeds. And temperatures are recorded from ET6, a monitoring tool that came with gigabyte. And HWmonitor. Both read about the same CPU temperatures, while the HWmonitor is able to read the core temperatures.

So do you think the stock cooler would be better then the TX3 until I get a new cooler? I might not be able to get the hyper 212 if it doesn't sit high enough. The TX3 is just high enough to have the fan go over the first RAM stick. If the heat sink sits to low it won't fit on my motherboard.
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Get Noctua NH C14/Thermalright Venomous X RT/Themrlaright Archon, Corsair H60/H80/Prolimatech Megahalems/ Prolimatech Genesis
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All of those are little bit expensive, I am considering the Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo though which is nicely priced at $35. I don't want to do any water cooling in my system, I don't overclock so I feel that it would be a waste. Should I just get the Hyper 212 Evo, or even the regular Hyper 212? Or are there any other Heat sinks anyone can recommend, max price probably around $40.
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Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer 120 is $26 i believe

..and a really good cooler..AND snaps right onto an amd socket
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