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Airflow seems to be pretty good... as I said, ambients have been getting up to 35C. My Athlon, at 3.8 w/ 1.39v idled at 25-28 and loaded at 36. It wasn't nearly as hot, but that was with stock TX3 TIM as well
yeah i think its not seated in properly, whats your cpu and cpu/nb voltage?
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yeah i think its not seated in properly, whats your cpu and cpu/nb voltage?
Just stock, I haven't touched anything in that section of the BIOS just yet...

I agree, I left it folding when I went out and it got to 60C, outside temp of 26C...

I'll reapply TIM tomorrow and report back - it's currently idling at 45C
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Just stock, I haven't touched anything in that section of the BIOS just yet...

I agree, I left it folding when I went out and it got to 60C, outside temp of 26C...

I'll reapply TIM tomorrow and report back - it's currently idling at 45C
If your Athlon was idling in the high 20's, your Phenom should be too. So yeah, you need a reseat .
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If your Athlon was idling in the high 20's, your Phenom should be too. So yeah, you need a reseat .
That was last week though, need to remember that. It was low-mid 20's last week, this week it's high 20's - mid 30's

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Get a Hyper 212 Plus if your case is big enough to handle it. Then temps will really drop. Most 92mm. coolers (like mine) will do pretty well until you really push them. And get some Arctic Silver 5. Right now I am idling at 24C and it is nearly 70 degrees (Farenheit) inside here.

I do see that you are in a warmer place than me right now so that may limit your OC'ing. A lot of people only run their OCs in the winter or turn them down in the summer. You should be fine if you stay below 60C but watch for any signs of instability.
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Well I have learned with this chip, that if it does not like the temperature it is at, it will let you know.

With my last cooler, once I got past 62C, BSOD, every single time.
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I already have a nearly full tube of MX-4, and as I said already, I'm upgrading to a VenX soonish.

So don't recommend things to buy. I'll try a reseat and see what happens, 20C above ambient at idle is a bit off.
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sorry off-topic: The OP's avatar ruined my yawn, as i started p*ing myself
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Laf its just REALLY hot at the moment as you would know Try a re-seat mate but the phenom will run a lot hotter then the Athlon due to the greater TDP.
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sorry off-topic: The OP's avatar ruined my yawn, as i started p*ing myself
Glad to be of assistance

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Laf its just REALLY hot at the moment as you would know Try a re-seat mate but the phenom will run a lot hotter then the Athlon due to the greater TDP.
Oh I know mate, I walk to and from work

I'll try reseating and have a look - the only thing was it was idling at 46 when it was 26 outside
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