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CPU high temps with Corsair H60.

HI so my computer has had the BSOD alot and i fixed it by putting my cpu back to stock clock by loading optimized defaults in the BIOS. But ever since i've done that, the stock clock's temperatures have been ridiculously high. They are higher than when it was overclocked.

I have an AMD Phenom II X6 1055t at 2.8ghz and a corsair H60 water cooler. at idle with my fans on max full time the temps are at 41 degrees celsius. when i play a game it goes up to about 60-65 degrees. When i was overclocked it barely went past 50 degrees gaming and stayed under 40 on idle.

So could someone please suggest a solution? Could it be my CPU is in need of a replacement or has my optimized settings in the bios altered a setting that messed with my cooler pump's speed.
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  1. Check the CPU voltages from the BIOS and check if the pump is actually running.
  2. Eduello said:
    Check the CPU voltages from the BIOS and check if the pump is actually running.


    i've checked the fans on CPUID and it says everything in fans and FansPWM are running.
  3. I'm guessing the BSODs were because of the high temps. Reapply the thermal paste and see if that helps.
  4. Eduello said:
    I'm guessing the BSODs were because of the high temps. Reapply the thermal paste and see if that helps.


    yeah i'll be doing that this weekend. if that doesn't help do you think its my cpu's life running out and i need to get a new one or my cooler being faulty? my cpu's almost 3 years old and has been overclocked the last 4 months. My cooler was just bought last December.
  5. Best answer
    If it was the CPU it'd probably just stop working all together. If pretty sure it's either the thermal paste or the cooler. Might also be a motherboard problem.
    Do things in this order and see what works:
    1. Reapply paste.
    2. Try a different cooler.
    3. Try a different CPU (easier to swap than motherboard).
    4. Try a different motherboard.
  6. Eduello said:
    If it was the CPU it'd probably just stop working all together. If pretty sure it's either the thermal paste or the cooler. Might also be a motherboard problem.
    Do things in this order and see what works:
    1. Reapply paste.
    2. Try a different cooler.
    3. Try a different CPU (easier to swap than motherboard).
    4. Try a different motherboard.


    Alright thanks for the help i'll get back to you whenever i have the time to get some thermal paste.
  7. Eduello said:
    If it was the CPU it'd probably just stop working all together. If pretty sure it's either the thermal paste or the cooler. Might also be a motherboard problem.
    Do things in this order and see what works:
    1. Reapply paste.
    2. Try a different cooler.
    3. Try a different CPU (easier to swap than motherboard).
    4. Try a different motherboard.


    Hey so i've reseated the cooler and reset my bios and the temps are better. about 30 on idle and 35-40 on load depending on my room's temperature thanks alot!
  8. Jerkweed said:
    Eduello said:
    If it was the CPU it'd probably just stop working all together. If pretty sure it's either the thermal paste or the cooler. Might also be a motherboard problem.
    Do things in this order and see what works:
    1. Reapply paste.
    2. Try a different cooler.
    3. Try a different CPU (easier to swap than motherboard).
    4. Try a different motherboard.


    Hey so i've reseated the cooler and reset my bios and the temps are better. about 30 on idle and 35-40 on load depending on my room's temperature thanks alot!


    Yeah those are good temps, nothing to worry about! :D
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