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What are safe temps for a A64 3700?

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Its running @ 42c with a zalman this is @ stock and idle http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
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I believe a64's need to stay below 55c. If you are getting 42c idle you might want to try reseating the zalman, perhaps you put much or too little thermal paste on. You should be able to get your temps down a bit more depending on your ambient temp.
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Thats what i thought, i think my uncle gets a little crazy with the AS5 his temps Load were like 57c >_o
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The temps aren't too bad but way better can be achieved with the 9500 cooler.
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is ur pc on floor ? , i have been testing my room temps , and i found out something. Which is as follows.... i got my pc right now on table idle with TTBT 35c, load almost 49. Why is that cuz at that height warm air is light so it goes up while cold air that comes outta windows stays down. So once i mod the case iam puttin on floor.
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post #6 of 10
Id say if it aint broke than dont fix it, in other words, if your cpu is running great then your fine, though if your really bothered by it, go get a water cooling kit, or a case with it, that way you'll have more head room of OC'ing
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post #7 of 10
if those are your idle temps they are pretty high. what are your load temps? Also, are you sure you seated the cooler down correctly and didn't put too much thermal paste on it?

And what version of the 3700 do you have? the new e4's can withstand heat up to 70c while the older ones were like 60c I think.
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post #8 of 10
My 3200 Oced 400Mhz and stock cooling runs at 22-24 idle- 36 LOAD....so yeah Id say yours is a little warm for after-market cooling
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks for the input, the 3700 in question is in my uncles rig, im actually kinda worried @ stock everyhting he was getting like 56-57c loads witht this new cooler i thought his temps should be alot better. my 3000 runs @ like 28-
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post #10 of 10
First I would remount the cooler again..make sure the amount of paste you use is about the size of a BB.
If that doesnt work, then I would suggest getting better airflow in your case, or cleaning up the wires...
Other than those options, the bios on the motherboard could be reporting inaccurate temperatures. Make sure your bios is updated.
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