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So I'm getting back into the OC scene. Was playing around with my 920, within 5 minutes of prime95 I saw it creeping past 55C and killed the test. These temps seem high from anything I've done with AMD in the past. Any input? (air cooling)

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AMD says temperature shouldn't exceed 62C so yea its a little warm for only 5 minutes prime.
Is your case properly ventilated?
Heatsink fan spinning at appropriate RPMs?
Heatsink seated properly?
Ambient temperature?
Heatsink insufficient?
    
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heatsink is the stock one, I haven't had any trouble with stock AMD's in the past. Case is well ventilated - tornado case window fan, 2x 120mm fans (intake -> exhaust) and nothing in the way of the air flow.
Cpu fan is @ 3200 rpm
Case fan @ max rpm - forget how high the tornado goes
NB Fan @ approx 2k rpm
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heatsink is the stock one, I haven't had any trouble with stock AMD's in the past. Case is well ventilated - tornado case window fan, 2x 120mm fans (intake -> exhaust) and nothing in the way of the air flow.
Cpu fan is @ 3200 rpm
Case fan @ max rpm - forget how high the tornado goes
NB Fan @ approx 2k rpm
That's all well and good if your experience is good with stock coolers, but for good clocks on your 920 (think 3.7+) you'll want something with more dissipating power.

There are a lot of options - Corsair A50, CM 212+, Xigmatek S1283/S1284, etc; for not too much money. With a 920 you might need extra juice to get higher clocks and that's where the dissipation comes in at. Stock usually doesn't do well past a few hundred megahertz in clocking.
    
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That's the issue though. At the clock I am at (3080) I don't think it should be running anywhere near 55C @ 5 minutes...starting to wonder if somehow my thermal compound separated on me or something.
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That's the issue though. At the clock I am at (3080) I don't think it should be running anywhere near 55C @ 5 minutes...starting to wonder if somehow my thermal compound separated on me or something.
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Sounds like your heatsink isn't seated properly.
    
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i had the same with my current rig - on the stock cooler with no oc the cpu temp replicated a mini chernobyl under full load. with even a slight oc the stock cooler fan noise was unbearable, never mind the heat! i fitted a zalman 9900 and the temps came right down to upper 40's even after hours of cod
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Mine doesnt get over 38C while gaming or running for hours - and thats @ 3080. It is only while running all cores @ full load that it heats up passed 40C, way past. Noise isnt a problem, have you ever heard the vantec tornado? Heatsink seems to be seated properly. I might try heating the cpu around 55C for a while then removing the heatsink and reapplying some thermal compound.
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