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Ok guys, i built a new rig to play around with untilll bulldozer launches next year, problem im having is the pc idles at 47c, ive tried tons of things and nothing seems to get it lower. People say its a tad high but it is summer so i shouldn't worry to much. I say that's bull cause my i3 is running at 3.7Ghz with the same cooling ect and that idles at 36c.

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Don't see a reason to add the rest of the specs as I doubt anything else could be to blame.

Any advice or ideas will be much appreciated.
    
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What is your ambient? Did you apply the thermal paste correctly? I do know that some (maybe all?) of the 965's have faulty sensors, but I wouldn't think it would be that far off :-/
    
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Too much TIM can cause this. Not seated correctly can too.

What voltage does the chip have to it?
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Your idle temps will always reflect against your ambient temperatures, so if your room is really warm your idle temperature will be about 5-10c higher than the temperature of your room. You could always try a reseat though.
     
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Thanx for the replies guys.

Ambient room temp is around 30 (I live in South Africa)
Reseated twice, applied new tp on both reseats.
As for the voltage ect its all still standard, nothing has been changed.

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Anyone got any ideas? Im now running a Coolermaster Z600 + sickle fan and temps are still the same...Grr its fcking annoying frown.gif
    
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My 980x idle is around 45c my room is 34c whats your temp under 100% load? Mines around 72c
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max rated temp for my cpu is 62c and yeah it hits that frown.gif I seriously don't know what to do anymore.
    
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post #10 of 14
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ok so i dropped the voltage to below stock and now the temps have dropped by 4c. Im guessing this cpu is screwed then.
    
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