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CPU Idling at 50 Degrees Celsius with A10-5800K

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Thread Starter 
I just recently bought an upgrade to my HP Pavilion p7-1414 which was the AMD A10-5800K. I got it installed perfectly but the fan it came with wouldn't fit my computer because I don't have mounting brackets for the fan's clip. I didn't think the stock fan with the computer would be much of a difference compared to the one given in the box with the A10 so I used my computer's stock fan. I am using the Ceramique 2 thermal paste with the heat sink. Just idling at the desktop I get temperatures from 50C-65C. I have no idea what it could have been so I decided to purchase some Arctic Silver 5 and when it ships, I'll use rubbing alcohol to clean the chip and the heat sink and apply the new Arctic Silver 5. Any suggestions or answers to my high temperatures? I think I know how much paste to apply but is there any certain way/order I should do it?

-Thanks, Patrick
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A10-5800K TDP = 100w

A8-5500 TDP = 65w

questions? biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
So you're saying since the processor uses lots of power, that it should be idling at around 50C and even jumping up to 65C?
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i'm saying it's down right dangerous to use a stock cooler "designed" for a 65 watt chip on a 100 watt chip... and complain about it not working properly when you don't have the right cooler for the chip biggrin.gif
post #5 of 7
What psyclum said; you need higher capacity cooling. New CPU uses 50% more wattage.. That's 50% more heat.

Not sure if you are using original cooler or A10 cooler. sounds like you are using A10 cooler but not the fan it came with. Using a normal case fan may be your problem. Case fans usually don't supply enough air for coolers because they are not designed to overcome the resistance of cooler fins.

What other components have you changed? A list of what your system is would be very helpful.

Could you post some pics so we can see what you actually have?
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Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help, I just wasn't thinking about the fan I was using. I figured the fan that came with the A10 was remarkably similar to the stock fan on my computer so I used that. I'll go fish for a new one with possibly even liquid cooling.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help, I just wasn't thinking about the fan I was using. I figured the fan that came with the A10 was remarkably similar to the stock fan on my computer so I used that. I'll go fish for a new one with possibly even liquid cooling.
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