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post #1 of 27
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Ok my computer is only a few months and when I built it I used a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro and took off the old thermal paste and used Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound. I then overclocked the CPU to 3.01GHz and when I boot up these are my temps:

Idle:50c
Load:65-70c

I just don't get it my room is only about 70deg F, and I've got 2 124mm fans running in my case at full force (sounds like a freaking jet right now). So why are these temps so freaking high? It can't be the Heatsink because its running at 2500RPM. I can only guess it must be the thermal compound. When I applied it I just dabbed a small dot of it on the CPU then mounted the heatsink... I don't think I did anything wrong.

So what do you guys think? Does this sound normal or could something be wrong? Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 27
Try Reseating your Heat Sink and fan

and for thermal paste draw a little link threw the processor
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Out of the box, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro is inadequate for dual-cores, according to most users. It's a fine budget HSF for a single-core CPU, but if its base is not lapped (the CPU's IHS should also be lapped to match for best effect) and if the stock 92mm fan is not replaced with something far more powerful, it simply cannot cool a super-high OC such as an AM2 chip @ 3.0GHz.

You're asking far too much from the cooler than it can possibly deliver, unfortunately.
    
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Lol.. Its a nice cooler.. I'll be getting one.. But seein as my AM2 Stock doesn't let me surpass like 54C.. There's no huge rush
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post #5 of 27
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Well the temps I posted were coming from PC Probe II. I just installed SpeedFan and I get these temps at Idle: (about 10c lower from PC Probe)

Fan1:40c
Fan2:40c
CPU: -64c
    
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post #6 of 27
SpeedFan is notoriously unreliable for use on AMD multi-core systems. For the sake of consistency and reliability, please download CoreTemp and report what its readings are.
    
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post #7 of 27
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Good God almighty!... Just downloaded that CoreTemp program and the readings are now:

32c Idle

So is this program a lot more accurate than PC Probe II? Is so DAMN I guess I never had any temp problems lol
    
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Well, I did say that SpeedFan is notoriously awful for being unreliable for AMD multi-core systems...

A piece of general advice: To have a real clue as to the effectiveness of your HSF, subject the CPU to maximum load (using OCCT/Prime95/Orthos, Small FFTs test/CPU test). Idle temperatures don't tell you diddly squat about how effective your cooling solution is.

It's all about efficiency at maximum load conditions.

Good luck!
    
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post #9 of 27
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I'm just kind of worried when I overclock though because which temp reading is correct? CoreTemp thats telling me 36c Idle or the bios thats reads 50c?

Also I'm thinking my motherboard has some kind of voltage feature than lowers it when necessary because I just boosted the vcore setting from 1.35v to 1.5v and the temps have stayed the same oddly. =/
    
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post #10 of 27
I would always trust CoreTemp before SpeedFan, every day of the year.

When you're in the BIOS, many will tell you that there is some kind of load (some say up to 80%) on the system, so it's definitely not in an "idle" condition. This would explain the elevated temperature reading.

As far as the voltage lowering, is Cool 'N Quiet on? If so, I advise turning this feature off if you intend to overclock. It tends to wreak havoc on OCs.
    
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