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i've got a AMD Phenom 955 BE OC'ed at 3.6GHZ and it's running at 70c on max load on prime 95, hyper pi and burn test

are these good temps the computer hasn't BSODed even after 10 hrs so im guessing thats good
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post #2 of 11
70 is too high...

I do not like mine to get to 60.
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post #3 of 11
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this IS at max load though
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype View Post
this IS at max load though
true...

I would invest in a new cpu cooler though... just my 2 cents.
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post #5 of 11
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yeah O course im probs going with a Ek water cooling thingo
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post #6 of 11
Personally, I've had AMD chips survive over 120C. That was by accident. I try to keep my chips no higher than 60C in any case. If you can't touch it, its hot You should get some air/water moving through that system
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Personally, I've had AMD chips survive over 120C. That was by accident. I try to keep my chips no higher than 60C in any case. If you can't touch it, its hot You should get some air/water moving through that system
WOW... what chip was that @ 120?
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post #8 of 11
I have the same overclock and hit 40C on load in Prime95, Spend 30 bucks and pick up a Hyper 212+.

Also the chips are only rated for 63C; 70C is way to high.

Edit: also if you haven't set your voltage to 1.35V, because at auto you will be running at 1.4Vs and all you end up doing is creating heat.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype View Post
i've got a AMD Phenom 955 BE OC'ed at 3.6GHZ and it's running at 70c on max load on prime 95, hyper pi and burn test

are these good temps the computer hasn't BSODed even after 10 hrs so im guessing thats good
lots to high a temp although normal gaming etc would not reach that high a temp. Keep below 60c/1.55v. Recomend you pick up a Cm Hyper 212 plus CPU cooler (cheap but very good for the money) and you should safely reach 3.9-4GHz 24x7 running.

There are of course other better Coolers that would let you push even higher but Cm 212+ is great value for money.
post #10 of 11
A little to hot but it can survive...60c is a good number to keep...i would recommend the hyper 212+ in push pull config...$30 and you can push that chip way farther
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