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ok here are the temps after i turned off cool and quiet

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Seems slightly hot to me esp as u got the cpu fan full pelt but may settle after some use as the TIM sets...these are mine on a 955 @3.6oc
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yeah cpu dropped down to 37 now
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post #34 of 48
Dont worry about idle temps, you need to check temps at load. Plus most boards to properly report idle temps.

Run Prime 95 small ffts (or anything) or run Intel Burn test and check your temps (4 core temps).. IBT will usually run your system harder then prime.

If you're over 60 at stock speeds.. you may need to drop that heatsink on again, or use different TIM.
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the cores got up to 61 degrees during the prime95 test, so what now?
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the cores got up to 61 degrees during the prime95 test, so what now?
I'm not an AMD guy, so I dont know what 'normal' temps are, or if your chip tends to run hot, but it seems a smidge high for stock..

dont be alarmed, its nothing to worry about, but I figured at stock speeds it should be in the low to mid 50s.

Wait for some more AMD guys to chime in.. in the meantime, can you check your bios to see if your voltages are set manually, or if they are set to auto.

Usually boards will set the voltages to auto, which yield higher then needed voltages, and then access heat. The way around this is to manually enter the default/recommended voltage (VID)

install core temp, and you'll see a value for the VID, thats approx. what your cpu should be set to.

to check what your machine has it at, install cpu-z and you'll see the core voltage.

there may be a variance, this is called vdroop. If your actual voltage is higher then the VID, then you should poke around in your bios and set it.

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I'm not an AMD guy, so I dont know what 'normal' temps are, or if your chip tends to run hot, but it seems a smidge high for stock..

dont be alarmed, its nothing to worry about, but I figured at stock speeds it should be in the low to mid 50s.

Wait for some more AMD guys to chime in.. in the meantime, can you check your bios to see if your voltages are set manually, or if they are set to auto.

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install core temp, and you'll see a value for the VID, thats approx. what your cpu should be set to.

to check what your machine has it at, install cpu-z and you'll see the core voltage.

there may be a variance, this is called vdroop. If your actual voltage is higher then the VID, then you should poke around in your bios and set it.

welcome to the site!
the core voltage seems to fluctuate but never goes above 1.27 (in cpuz)
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the cores got up to 61 degrees during the prime95 test, so what now?

62c is max on that cpu, I wouldnt worry too much for now if you aint playing high end games or stressing the cpu much.

Its high though 37c at stock settigs and idling (3.2) is HIGH. Over a week it may settle and knock 5c max off prolly more like 2c.

Like it is ok for general use, but if you want to get the temps down a bit you want better cooling than the stock fan, an H50 or something....

Dont OC it with the temps you have though....
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What TIM did you use? Does it have curing time?
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What TIM did you use? Does it have curing time?
Looks stock to me.


OP should invest in a Hyper 212+ but it is a bit more difficult to install though it's worth it.
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