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Installed new cooler - is my temp fine?

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  • Cooler Master
  • Sabertooth
  • AMD
  • CPUs
  • Cooling
  • Asus
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January 8, 2014 12:57:03 AM

I just installed an Asus Sabertooth 990FX with a Cooler Master GeminII cooler. The paste i used was XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 using the ball method.

My processor is an AMD FX-6300 and the fan that came with the heatsink is noted to be running at 700RPM (my 4 case fans are running close to 1500RPM)

According to my UEFI/BIOS, the CPU temp is at 30c (86f) - i havent been able to boot into windows to see what the temp is under normal usage.

this is my first after market cooler, are these temps fine or should they be lower?

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January 8, 2014 1:04:26 AM

Good so far.

That is a typical idle temp.
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January 8, 2014 1:08:21 AM

That's fine at idle it's basically ambient temperature. Once you have everything set up run prime95 or some other burn in software to see what kind of temps you get at maximum load
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January 13, 2014 12:01:21 AM

Jameson Clark said:
That's fine at idle it's basically ambient temperature. Once you have everything set up run prime95 or some other burn in software to see what kind of temps you get at maximum load


using CPUID's HWMonitor

while idling the CPU stays around 11-17c (according to values under 'AMD FX-6300' on HWM) or 30c (under 'ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. S...' on HWM)

While rendering a 720p video (CPU usage at 70-80%) it was 30c under the CPU and 40c under the MB (both have temps for the CPU for some reason)
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January 13, 2014 12:10:24 AM

Even at the worst of some of those different temps you have a crazy amount of headroom. I wonder though how long was this render? The best test is one that lasts for at least an hour so that you can see if heat builds up over time.
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January 13, 2014 12:14:08 AM

Jameson Clark said:
Even at the worst of some of those different temps you have a crazy amount of headroom. I wonder though how long was this render? The best test is one that lasts for at least an hour so that you can see if heat builds up over time.


Aye. the render was 12 seconds.

I suppose i can attempt to render something lengthy like that. I do have some game playthrough footage i could use...
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January 13, 2014 12:21:58 AM

There are lots of tests meant to test things like this. Download prime95 or is soft Sandra or intel burn test all for free and they can beset up to run for a while and give you a real answer for how hot you are running under the heaviest of loads. 12seconds is meaningless
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