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I've got a Phenom II 955BE running at stock clocks with the stock cooler. For some reason it's idling at ~65C and under a short prime95 test (I bailed because of the temps) it reached 75C. Is this really bad? and is there anything I can do without going and getting another cooler?
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post #2 of 12
Yes it's bad. My friend had a similar "problem" when I found it out and I told him to come to me ASAP, I replaced the TIM and done. Dropped 12C, now doesn't hit over 55C
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by chatterbox272 View Post

I've got a Phenom II 955BE running at stock clocks with the stock cooler. For some reason it's idling at ~65C and under a short prime95 test (I bailed because of the temps) it reached 75C. Is this really bad? and is there anything I can do without going and getting another cooler?

Sometimes simply removing the cooler and remounting it will fix the problem if it's related to how it's currently mounted, as in it didn't mount correctly and yes, it can happen even though it may seem to be OK. Be sure you have the right amount of TIM and I'd suggest a re-TIM of the CPU/coolerwhen you check that, sometimes that helps too.
Be sure you're not throwing too much voltage to the CPU, more voltage always = more heat period, no matter what kind of cooler you use.

Anything else beyond this I can't suggest unless you give more info on your setup such as the case your system is in, how much voltage you're using with it, ect. That additional info will be useful.
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post #4 of 12
The 955 is a pretty hot chip to begin with.

Bad mount. Clear out the old TIM, apply a fresh coat, remount and voila yessir.gif

Oh and make sure you use the pea method.
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post #5 of 12
Yes that is really bad. Their is stuff you can do with the stock cooler like replacing the old thermal paste. That might help get your temperatures down.
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Anything else beyond this I can't suggest unless you give more info on your setup such as the case your system is in, how much voltage you're using with it, ect. That additional info will be useful.

It's in a Thermaltake V4 with the stock fan in the back and a red Bitfenix Spectre 120mm in the front. A Powercolor 6870 in the first PCIe x16 slot. CPU VCore is 1.37V according to HWMonitor, and that should lower than stock, because I remember lowering it. I'll be pissed if it's been badly mounted, the stupid store I got the CPU from sold me a faulty one (broken pins), wouldn't replace it, so when I payed for another one I made them install it. If I'm going to be replacing the TIM then I may as well replace the cooler too, because I have to make the trip to the computer store anyway. If I am replacing it what would be the best I can get under $50 from here, cause that's where I'd be going.
Edited by chatterbox272 - 9/4/12 at 2:20am
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post #7 of 12
1.37? Mine is running 3.2Ghz at 1.32V (x4 940 though)

Might want to see if you can drop the voltage even more.
 
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What revision is this? C2 or C3? If it's C2 and the stock cooler it's almost normal, if it's C3 there's no way that's well mounted or stock cooler is just crap.
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post #9 of 12
From that store there isn't anything really that good for the money..
I'd get the NZXT Havik for $79 or the Coolermaster x6 for $69, the NZXT being worth the extra $10 by a longshot.
 
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post #10 of 12
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1.37? Mine is running 3.2Ghz at 1.32V (x4 940 though)
Might want to see if you can drop the voltage even more.
okay, will do. I've been lowering it a bit each day, because I've never had any luck with stress tests and always find problems better under standard use.
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From that store there isn't anything really that good for the money..
I'd get the NZXT Havik for $79 or the Coolermaster x6 for $69, the NZXT being worth the extra $10 by a longshot.
But it's not an exra $10 remember, it's an extra $40. I'm an unemployed HS student, and my only source of money is $5 or so each week from my parents for mowing the lawn. I have $30 I got from a friend for helping build his computer and I figure I can scrape together another $20 to get to $50. I don't think I'd be able to get any more than that any time soon (which at these temps soon is a big deal I think)
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