AMD Phenom II x6 1090t Black Ed. Heating Issues

Hi All,

Having a heating issue with my phenom II. Installed over a year ago and had some heating issues but was able to stabilize idles around 30 degrees and really haven't used the pc much.
Now that I'm using the PC im getting load temps of my TMPIN0 at 61 and my cores reaching high 50's-59. Ive tried reapplying thermal paste a few times to make sure that this is not the issue using the grain of rice/heatsink spread technique. I do not believe the paste is the issue now.

All of my other components read fine temps. such as my HD's and my GTX 460 which caps around 50/60's. Hd's are usually 20's30s along with the mobo temp. At this point Im thinking of just getting a closed circuit liquid cooling for the processor but figured I'd post to see if anyone could help me here. My Pc specs are as follows.

Apevia Aspire case with 2 90mm front intakes, 2x90mm exhausts and 2x120mm exhausts.
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II x6 1090t Black Ed. (NOT OVERCLOCKED AT ALL)
2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply
1x EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX64G 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)(win 7 boot drive)
Seagate 500gb 7200rpm HD.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
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  1. Running a 1090t myself. Those temperatures are too high for that processor, unless your ambient temperatures are already very high. What are you using to cool the processor with?
  2. Max acceptable temp for that CPU is 62°C. You're riding the line, but you're fine if that is at full load.

    However, I would be looking at better cooling options. It's a known problem with AMD coolers, they're pretty much crap.
  3. The stock cooler works fine for average work loads, but if you start pushing the processor with transcodes, renders, or stress tests, you'll quickly be needing something other than the stock cooler.
  4. Using the stock heatsink that came with the CPU, thanks guys, figured an aftermarket is where I'd have to go and since none of the heatsinks caught my eye im just going to do the closed loop liquid cooling for the processor.
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