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Phenom II at 60ºc, crashign out of games and artifacting

post #1 of 9
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HAve i somehow damaged my cpu?
i barely topped 20fps playing starcraft 2 a moment ago and it crashed in the middle of the game after artifacting for a minute or 2
temps are idling at 40 and taking ages to cool down passed 60 after doing something.
what exactly is the safe limit for these chips?
Edited by kyle-reece - 2/2/11 at 1:51pm
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if i'm not mistaken the max. on that cpu is 62c.
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Artifacts are caused by your graphics card, I don't think it has anything to do with your CPU.
     
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62c
reseat and add thermal paste?
lower the volts to the cpu?
add case fans to extract the heated air?
let us know what your overclock is?
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post #5 of 9
62c is the safe point. Are you running any sort of overclock?
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post #6 of 9
Max high temp on the 955 is somewhere around 62c.
Set the CPU back down to stock speed and see if your still experiencing problems.
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post #7 of 9
It sounds like you have to reseat your heatsink. The TIM is probably not spread completely.
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post #8 of 9
Like everyone said, 62C. Anywhere over that's just asking for trouble. And 40C at idle is high IMO. the 460 might be overheating, and if it was an unstable overclock, setting it back to stock will remedy that.
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Stock clocks, only thing changing voltage from stock is "cool'n'quiet"
GPU never goes above 45ºc and idles at 28ºc

I'll try reseating heatsink tomorrow when i get the time. was working fine when i got it though and that was using amds standard TIM, it can't really wear out that quickly can it?
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