AMD Phenom II 965be running too hot? Tags: AMD Phenom CPUs Processors Last response: May 30, 2013 2:11 PM in CPUs Share Jackmg May 30, 2013 11:47:44 AM Hello, I just upgraded my processor to an AMD Phenom II 965be and it's idling at 45 degrees! Is this normal or is there a fault with the chip/my bios? Under Prime 95 it hits 55-58 degrees. This is also running at stock 3.4ghz and isn't over-clocked yet. I'm using a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo and Arctic MX-4 thermal paste which is applied correctly (grain of rice then let the cooler spread it). The case has good cooling as well (4x intake fans at the front and sides, 3x exhaust fans on the top and back) Ambient temperature is around 20 degrees here so I have no idea why the chip is running so hot, any suggestions would be appreciated. More about : amd phenom 965be running hot rex4235 May 30, 2013 11:52:45 AM That is warm for stock (even overclocked) what is the core voltage? Jackmg May 30, 2013 11:57:00 AM rex4235 said:That is warm for stock (even overclocked) what is the core voltage? It's 1.375 V according to CPU-Z. Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 955 Running too Hot? - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 B45 running a bit too hot? - Forum AMD Phenom II 970 X4 - Is it running a bit too hot? - Forum Is my CPU running too hot? (AMD Phenom II) - Forum [Solved] AMD Phenom II X4 getting too hot. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jackmg May 30, 2013 1:37:35 PM rex4235 said:That is warm for stock (even overclocked) what is the core voltage? Okay just went into the bios and the core voltage was listed as 1.45v, could this be the issue? rex4235 May 30, 2013 1:43:21 PM Yea, that would do that Jackmg May 30, 2013 2:05:14 PM rex4235 said:That is warm for stock (even overclocked) what is the core voltage? rex4235 said:Yea, that would do that Could you recommend a good voltage to set it to in order to reduce the temperature? I'm hoping to overclock it to 3.8ghz but for now I'll settle with it running cooler! Cheers rex4235 May 30, 2013 2:11:00 PM Mine needed 1.380 for 3.8 (but all chips are/can be different) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Phenom II running too hot Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 BE Running way to hot Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 BE running hot - RMA? Forum AMD Phenom II x4 945 running hot, suggestion? Forum [CPU] AMD Phenom II 965 BE Too Hot?? Forum Is my CPU running too hot? (AMD Athlon II x3 435) Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 is running to hot Forum AMD Phenom ii 965 Running Hot! RMA Forum AMD Phenom II555BE Running Hot Forum AMD Phenom II 965 Running Hot Forum AMD Phenom II x4 940 BE (Deneb) running HOT idle.. Forum AMD Phenom II x4 955 running HOT Forum SolvedWhich CPU: AMD phenom II x4 965BE or fx 4100 Forum need to Oc Amd Phenom II 965BE To 4.0GHZ Forum Amd Phenom x4 965BE and radeon hd 7970 too unbalanced? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !