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Originally Posted by Menace;11941383 
The Phenom heatpipe cooler should perform better than the new ones they ship out with the Athlons.

I see that you live in AZ, how are your room temps? Also, I wouldn't immediately say it is defective. Maybe your motherboard's sensor(s) could be faulty? Do you have any way to manually check the temperatures?

Right now my room temp is somewhere around 68 Degrees.
The sensors could be bad, But I have no other way of checking the temps. And the Phenom cooler is giving me about 6C cooler temps.
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Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;11941465 
What is the difference between yours and mine? I'm assuming that it is just FSB

As far as I can tell my FSB is all thats different.
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Originally Posted by lonewolf371;11942071 
That sounds really strange. I had an Athlon II X3 440 with stock speed and cooler and it would idle in the 30s. Something funky is going on; check the funky stuff.

Care to elaborate on what constitutes "Funky Stuff?"

Im going to try the stock cooler again and see what I get with some Shin Etsu and a REALLY careful application.
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Update.
According to my BIOS my processor is running at 39C Under light load.
It would appear that HWMonitor has let me down.
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post #13 of 19
Sounds a lot more reasonable.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;11943827 
Update.
According to my BIOS my processor is running at 39C Under light load.
It would appear that HWMonitor has let me down.

I was going to say....something's not right wink.gif.

I idle at 19*C, and load at 41*C with the clocks and voltages in my sig....on my Athlon II x4.
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I was going to say....something's not right wink.gif.

I idle at 19*C, and load at 41*C with the clocks and voltages in my sig....on my Athlon II x4.

Yeah, Thats what Im thinking.
I tried my old Athlon II X2 255 and all the temps seem right.
So Im guessing my Mobo does not like my processor.
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I tried clearing out my CMOS and my temps seem to be normal.
Im at 27C under light use with 3 cores.
For giggles I unlocked the 4th core to see what happened and AFTER unlocking it my temp sensors went nuts. It went from ~27 in HW monitor to ~54. So either the 4th core was locked for Being WAY out of spec for heat generation, or it just messes up my boards sensors. Either way its more trouble than its worth to figure out the actual temperature with it unlocked.

So it looks like Ill be OCing my Tri-Core. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;11940743 
I picked up an Athlon II X3 445 right after X-mas and I just stuck it into my tower.
I knew they run hot, but I didn't expect 55C Idle temps with the stock cooler.
I tried re-seating it several times but it looks like 55C is my idle temp with that cooler no matter what.
Ive got a Phenom II 965 cooler sitting on it right now and It still Idles at 50C. During BFBCII I hover at 62-63C.
Now, I realize that thats hot, but is it too hot? Will I damage my processor running at that temp for long periods of time?
I would love to unlock this thing and OC it if possible, but im right on the threshold of my Temperature comfort zone right now.
So, Is it defective? Or should I invest in a good cooler for it?

EDIT: I know that my thermal paste has a "Burn In" time, and Im starting to see 49C at near idle now but im still not happy with my temps. Usually a stock cooler is at least competent.




Hey....I bought the AMD ATHLON II X3 445..3.1ghz...together with ASUS M4A89GTD PRO...I didn't have time to get aftermarket cooler yet!...i have unlocked it to AMD PHENOM II X4 B45 and my idle temps are 35degrees...I think your temp might have something to do with the mobo..or the cooler is not properly attached....hope this helps
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Hey....I bought the AMD ATHLON II X3 445..3.1ghz...together with ASUS M4A89GTD PRO...I didn't have time to get aftermarket cooler yet!...i have unlocked it to AMD PHENOM II X4 B45 and my idle temps are 35degrees...I think your temp might have something to do with the mobo..or the cooler is not properly attached....hope this helps

I solved it a while ago. Thanks though.
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Desperado21 , i have a AMD ATHLON II X3 445 , can u help me clock mine if possible
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