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Athlon II x4 640 heats up to 65C.

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I have an Athlon X4 640 overclocked from 3.02GHz to 3.45GHz at 1.375 volts (stock).
I'm using the Arctic Freezer 13 heat sink with Arctic Silver 5.

When I run Cinebench 11.5 the temps on the CPU get to 65C in less than 3 minutes. It's only been maybe 48 hours since I applied the thermal compund (AS5 site says it takes 200hrs to cure) but my X2 maxed out at 44C.

Is this normal for the 640 running on air?



For those wondering why I went from only an Athlon X2 to an Athlon X4 is because I didn't know if I motherboard or just my CPU was fried. I bought the X4 just for testing and will get a refund and by a Phenom x4 or x6 soon.
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post #2 of 8
That's not normal at all. Try reseating the cooler. How much thermal paste did you put on? Because If there's too much it has a negative effect.
post #3 of 8
My other rig has a 640 in it, and it loads at most 45-50, I'd reseat the cooler, and re-apply the thermal paste.

Remember all you need is a grain of rice sized amount of TIM, and with the pressure coming from the cooler it should be just enough to spread the TIM evenly.
     
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post #4 of 8
AS5 will run about 3-7c cooler once the curing period is over. That's still a very high temp.
First, replace the TIM and Re-seat the cooler.
    
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I removed the TIM on both the heat sink and CPU. I put a rice sized drop in the center of the cap. I know idle doesn't matter as much as load but my temps dropped about 5c on idle. Is it safe to run put the CPU on max load or should I wait a couple days?

I was curious so I ran CineBench again. My temps maxed out at 58c (6 degrees lower). Hopefully with time it'll drop down lower.
Edited by harmor - 4/24/11 at 2:48pm
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That's not right at all, Double check that your HSF is seated tighly on your CPU
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That's not right at all, Double check that your HSF is seated tighly on your CPU
I noticed something weird too. Once I ran the test and let my CPU cool down it wouldn't go below 32C. I rebooted my PC and the temps started at 23C but slowly raised to 28c. I don't think the heat is dissipating the way it should from the CPU.

I'll re-check the heat sink.
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I feel much better now about my temps. I ran CineBench and my CPU only went to 35c.
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