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My AMD X2 6000+ has never been cool, but when I first got it even with just one case fan (alongside the stock heatsink for the CPU) my temperatures were never more than 45* on idle, about 52* on load.

I then went on to add 2 more 45CFM fans (as i only have a smaller case that could accomodate 2 80mm fans) and the temperatures dropped to 40* idle, about 48* load.


For the past few days though for some reason, i've been idling at 52* and loading at 62*+ I just don't understand it.
Now I know that we've basically hit summer in the UK, and I could understand these temperatures when it was 26*C outside, but today when i chose to do this test it is not only 16*C but ALSO raining quite hard AND with my window wide open, yet i STILL get 50/52* idle.

I can't work this one out, I've tried wiggling the HSF to see if its loose at all but it doesn't seem to be, I know I should upgrade not only my Heatsink but also my case but i'm on a student budget and can't afford to just yet

Any help would be great
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Maybe because of dust buildup or wires in the way.
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Maybe because of dust buildup or wires in the way.
Oh yes sorry I forgot to say that I cleaned out the dust with compressed air two nights ago, and the wiring hasn't changed since the system was built.
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post #4 of 12
I would say, the heatsink, is the main problem.
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post #5 of 12
Just upgrading that, would solve most of your heat issues. Cause it's strange I bought the Tuniq I have and my temps were around 38 C idle, no overclocking, and I change mobo and the temps drop down to 20 C Idle. Go figure that xD.
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Try completely reseating the HSF and see if your results change at all. Maybe your TIM...I dunno...lost its oomph? Unlikely, but I'd give that a try, at the least.
    
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Have you touched any settings in the BIOS at all? The fan speed may have changed - either the fan is running slower due to it failing or the BIOS speed controls may have changed.
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Thanks for the replys! Sorry for the late response, I stepped out for 30 minutes or so.

@ Azornecro16 - Yes I might have to look at getting a new Heatsink I guess, cheaper the better haha.

@ Clinic - Thanks for the suggestion, I will do that tomorrow as I'm a bit busy today

@ prosser13 - Nope, Haven't touched the BIOS. Interesting theory though, I did just reboot to check and just checked CPU-Z nothing has changed however .
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For the past few days though for some reason, i've been idling at 52* and loading at 62*+ I just don't understand it.
Now I know that we've basically hit summer in the UK, and I could understand these temperatures when it was 26*C outside, but today when i chose to do this test it is not only 16*C but ALSO raining quite hard AND with my window wide open, yet i STILL get 50/52* idle.

I can't work this one out, I've tried wiggling the HSF to see if its loose at all but it doesn't seem to be, I know I should upgrade not only my Heatsink but also my case but i'm on a student budget and can't afford to just yet
AvalancheX, what application are you running for viewing the temperatures? Check the CPU temperature in the BIOS too. The BIOS typically loads the processor around 80%. When you say "Load" what are you doing that is putting load on the processor? Did you run stress testing applications such as Prime95, Orthos or OCCT when checking these temperatures?

Good luck
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
AvalancheX, what application are you running for viewing the temperatures? Check the CPU temperature in the BIOS too. The BIOS typically loads the processor around 80%. When you say "Load" what are you doing that is putting load on the processor? Did you run stress testing applications such as Prime95, Orthos or OCCT when checking these temperatures?

Good luck
Wait the BIOS loads the processor? I figured that while viewing the BIOS the processor was basically idle.
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