Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Phenom II 965 Tempature Question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Phenom II 965 Tempature Question

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I just ran a stress test on my CPU (Phenom II 965) and at 100 percent load it got up to 55C. i have a ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED on my cpu. now granted that my dorm is small, has poor circulation, and has like 2 TV's and 360 and a few laptops in it running at all time those temperatures still seem a bit high to me. people have reported temperatures as lo as 25-30C idle on this processor and yet i idle at 45C. Anyone know if these temperatures are high and if so what do you think may be the cause? I think i may try removing my heatsink, cleaning it and the processor off and then reapplying thermal paste .... worth a shot or not the issue?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
post #2 of 18
Ultimately being in a small room with poor ventilation with electronics giving off heat will cause a rise in temps. I suspect ambient temps are quite warm as well since you are idling at 45°. Try removing the heatsink cleaning all dust out of your PC and reseating the heatsink with new TIM. Make sure you use the small dab in the middle of CPU method. Also if possible, try opening a window to circulate air once in a while.
i7-2600K FTW!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz • 24/7] [ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3] [HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ] [G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung 1x500GB, 1x1TB] [Samsung SH-S243D] [Noctua NH-D14] [Linux Mint/Windows 7 x64] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HANNspree HF225] [Logitech EX100 Keyboard] [Antec BP550 Plus] [Coolermaster HAF 912] 
Mouse
[Logitech EX100 Mouse] 
  hide details  
Reply
i7-2600K FTW!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz • 24/7] [ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3] [HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ] [G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung 1x500GB, 1x1TB] [Samsung SH-S243D] [Noctua NH-D14] [Linux Mint/Windows 7 x64] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HANNspree HF225] [Logitech EX100 Keyboard] [Antec BP550 Plus] [Coolermaster HAF 912] 
Mouse
[Logitech EX100 Mouse] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 18
do you have decent cable management?
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 555 gigabyte 790xta ud4p 8800gtx sli vmod 4 gigs 1600 ridgeback 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
ocz vertex 2  Custom loop.  950 watt rosewill ;p Nzxt nemesis modded to hell and back 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 555 gigabyte 790xta ud4p 8800gtx sli vmod 4 gigs 1600 ridgeback 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
ocz vertex 2  Custom loop.  950 watt rosewill ;p Nzxt nemesis modded to hell and back 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 18
You might want to reconfigure your fans depending on where they're placed to either keep the air out by pushing back so you can configure a "wind tunnel" over the cpu and heat sink. For some past builds... i did some dramatic additions to cases with fans to make such a change, but it worked out very well. (although that was back in the day )
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Thuban 1090T @ 4.100Ghz MSI 890FX Zotac GTX 570 815/1635 8Gb DDR3 G.Skill RipJaws OCd at 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64Gb C300 SSD & 3TB Some LG DVD drive Windows 7 Professional x64 21.5" Asus & 2x Dell Ultra2001FPSs 
PowerCaseMouse
1100 Watt Kingwin Modular PSU RaidMax Dirktooth (Smilodon) Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Thuban 1090T @ 4.100Ghz MSI 890FX Zotac GTX 570 815/1635 8Gb DDR3 G.Skill RipJaws OCd at 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64Gb C300 SSD & 3TB Some LG DVD drive Windows 7 Professional x64 21.5" Asus & 2x Dell Ultra2001FPSs 
PowerCaseMouse
1100 Watt Kingwin Modular PSU RaidMax Dirktooth (Smilodon) Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 18
Whats Ur ambient? Reseating might do the trick. What thermal paste U use?

One big question tho: Have U overclocked at all?
Have U set the speed and voltage for the cpu and ram in bios?
What voltage do cpuz report?
Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fast one! Asus Good one! Yeah got sum of that... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
one of those 2,5 inch No good without it... Prolly the newest Check! 
KeyboardPowerCase
Seems like it... 1000W`ish Huge, but not happy about it 
  hide details  
Reply
Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fast one! Asus Good one! Yeah got sum of that... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
one of those 2,5 inch No good without it... Prolly the newest Check! 
KeyboardPowerCase
Seems like it... 1000W`ish Huge, but not happy about it 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 18
if your pc isnt crashing.. i think 55 isnt too dangerous.. the warning sign is about 60 and i run mine at 55 full load. although i do get crashes if i have even the tiniest setting off sometimes
Tandem
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 8350 Gigabyte 990fx ud4 Radeon 6450 Corsair Vengeance 10Gb total 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Velociraptor 10,000 rpm  on air cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 microsoft wedge bluetooth keyboard 
PowerCase
750W Cooler Master Sentey 
  hide details  
Reply
Tandem
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 8350 Gigabyte 990fx ud4 Radeon 6450 Corsair Vengeance 10Gb total 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Velociraptor 10,000 rpm  on air cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 microsoft wedge bluetooth keyboard 
PowerCase
750W Cooler Master Sentey 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaJinx View Post
Ultimately being in a small room with poor ventilation with electronics giving off heat will cause a rise in temps. I suspect ambient temps are quite warm as well since you are idling at 45°. Try removing the heatsink cleaning all dust out of your PC and reseating the heatsink with new TIM. Make sure you use the small dab in the middle of CPU method. Also if possible, try opening a window to circulate air once in a while.
small dab in the middle method? could you clarify just to make sure we are on the same page?


Quote:
Originally Posted by tehPwnzah View Post
do you have decent cable management?
yes


Quote:
Originally Posted by LocKDowN2222* View Post
You might want to reconfigure your fans depending on where they're placed to either keep the air out by pushing back so you can configure a "wind tunnel" over the cpu and heat sink. For some past builds... i did some dramatic additions to cases with fans to make such a change, but it worked out very well. (although that was back in the day )
my heatsink blows perpendicular to my processor and is attached to blow front to back. my back fan blows out. i have a pci slot fan blowing out under my gpu as well (480s get hot....). my front fan blows in and is about double the cfm of the back fan.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximous View Post
Whats Ur ambient? Reseating might do the trick. What thermal paste U use?

One big question tho: Have U overclocked at all?
Have U set the speed and voltage for the cpu and ram in bios?
What voltage do cpuz report?
i attached my heatsink with this paste ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7&Tpk=AS5-3.5G ). first heatsink i ever installed without the paste already on it. The temperatures i reported were at stock settings in bios. i tried clocking up to 3.7ghz but the temp made me pull it back down and so my goal of reaching 4.0 is hindered by heat, that's why im here.....
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
post #8 of 18
Sorry, I just meant to put a small amount on thermal paste about the size of a grain of rice in the center of the CPU and then lower the heatsink down. Before you fasten the heatsink down give it a couple gentle motions side to side (This last part is optional but I find it helps to disperse any air trapped in the paste).
i7-2600K FTW!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz • 24/7] [ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3] [HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ] [G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung 1x500GB, 1x1TB] [Samsung SH-S243D] [Noctua NH-D14] [Linux Mint/Windows 7 x64] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HANNspree HF225] [Logitech EX100 Keyboard] [Antec BP550 Plus] [Coolermaster HAF 912] 
Mouse
[Logitech EX100 Mouse] 
  hide details  
Reply
i7-2600K FTW!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz • 24/7] [ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3] [HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ] [G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x2GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung 1x500GB, 1x1TB] [Samsung SH-S243D] [Noctua NH-D14] [Linux Mint/Windows 7 x64] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[HANNspree HF225] [Logitech EX100 Keyboard] [Antec BP550 Plus] [Coolermaster HAF 912] 
Mouse
[Logitech EX100 Mouse] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
i heard to use a pea sized glob. rice is much smaller than peas. can too much paste hurt?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
Reply
post #10 of 18
Quote:
can too much paste hurt?
__________________
yes sir, too much paste can hurt, it begins to hinder the surface contact, all the paste is supposed to do is fill in any microscopic gaps for better heat transfer, heat=away from cpu, check everything, your cabling, position of fans, remember your top and back fans are supposed to blow the hot air out, and the side, front, and bottom are supposed to suck cool air in, if you messed with any settings on the cpu, restore them to default and then check, reseat cpu cooler, and then start from the beginning.
Hyperspeed
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom x4 965 4.11 ghz asus m4a785td-v evo His radeon hd 5770 turbo 1gb ddr5 ice q edition 4 gb patriot sector 5 series ddr3 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD: Ocz agility 2 40 HD: western digital caviar 2 samsung dvd-r Corsair H50 Push/Pull windows 7 32-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
hp lcd ultra 750 watt NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case asus usb optical 
Mouse Pad
Nintendo 
  hide details  
Reply
Hyperspeed
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom x4 965 4.11 ghz asus m4a785td-v evo His radeon hd 5770 turbo 1gb ddr5 ice q edition 4 gb patriot sector 5 series ddr3 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD: Ocz agility 2 40 HD: western digital caviar 2 samsung dvd-r Corsair H50 Push/Pull windows 7 32-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
hp lcd ultra 750 watt NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case asus usb optical 
Mouse Pad
Nintendo 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Phenom II 965 Tempature Question