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phenom ii x4 955be temps

i use speedfan to monitor my temps, my cpu is idle at 42deg.. load at 54 to 58, (i dont overclock)

i use the stock heatsink (loud/sucks), another guy in the forum said that i use the 212 evo. been

researching, i think its not available in my country anymore.

my cpu cooler options is only..

cooler master vortex plus (well,dont like the looks)

deepcool iceberg pro

antec khuler self (i like this one, fan faces in front)

cooler master gemini 2 s524 (fan faces front also)

deepcool tiger shark

deepcool neptwin

thats the only available for my price range...

i have the antec 902 casing modded side panel, looks like this

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=16120417

the case has 2 hdd cage (fits 3 hdd each)

but i bought an hdd adapter and put 2 of my hdd's on top (3x 5.25 bay) below my dvd rw..

the case has 2 120mm intake fans facing the hdd cage,, 1x120 middle fan, 1x120 rear fan, and 200mm topfan. instead of putting hdd's, i just put
2x120mm fans at the back of the 2x120mm front intake fans,

like these

http://forums.vr-zone.com/singapore-marketplace-garage-sales/2640424-full-intel-i7-system-overclockable-gaming-grade-pc-6gb-ram-500-bnp.html

is my airflow good enough? if it is, why is my cpu still running hot?, i dont overclock, i mainly use my pc for sketchup (simple renderings).

my fans is.

2 front 120 x 25mm special black blue LED intake fans with front speed control

1 rear 120 x 25mm TriCool™ blue LED exhaust fan

1 top 200 x 30mm "Big Boy" TriCool™ blue LED exhaust fan

2x cougar cfd blue led fan (hdd cage)

1x cougar cfd blue led fan (middle)

light gaming, (left 4 dead 1 and 2.cs 1.3, blur, gta 4 crysis 3) i only play when i want to, web surfing.

my build is

gigabyte 970a ds3p motherboard.

sapphire radeon hd 7770 vaporx (didnt oc it,ever)

4gb microdata ram 1333

fsp raider 750w.
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  1. Those temps actually seem fine to me But One cooler i would recommend is and of the corsair hydro series coolers, as i don't like huge towers sitting on the motherboard like that. and ones like the h80 or h60 aren't badly priced and will keep it cooler(even though that seems normal) and will be quieter than the one you have
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    While 42C is a bit warm for idle with that CPU (core temp), it is perfectly safe. No doubt the problem is the stock cooler or old dried out thermal paste. 54C to 58C under load is also quite safe. And not all that bad for the stock cooler. Any aftermarket air cooler should be able to lower temps for you, though.
    Has the thermal paste been on for a long time, over 2 years?
    Has the cooler ever been removed/replaced w/o reapplying new thermal paste?

    Use AMD Overdrive and check the thermal margin of the 4 cores at idle and at load: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/amd-overdrive/Pages/overview.aspx
    It's all I depend on now for my other machine (PhII X4 965BE @ 4GHZ/R9-280)
  3. gamerguy319 said:
    Those temps actually seem fine to me But One cooler i would recommend is and of the corsair hydro series coolers, as i don't like huge towers sitting on the motherboard like that. and ones like the h80 or h60 aren't badly priced and will keep it cooler(even though that seems normal) and will be quieter than the one you have


    is the cooler master seidon 120V enough? or the corsair H55?am on a tight budget.

    the corsair h55 is for am2 am3 fm1, is it ok for am3+?
  4. clutchc said:
    While 42C is a bit warm for idle with that CPU (core temp), it is perfectly safe. No doubt the problem is the stock cooler or old dried out thermal paste. 54C to 58C under load is also quite safe. And not all that bad for the stock cooler. Any aftermarket air cooler should be able to lower temps for you, though.
    Has the thermal paste been on for a long time, over 2 years?
    Has the cooler ever been removed/replaced w/o reapplying new thermal paste?

    Use AMD Overdrive and check the thermal margin of the 4 cores at idle and at load: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/amd-overdrive/Pages/overview.aspx
    It's all I depend on now for my other machine (PhII X4 965BE @ 4GHZ/R9-280)


    my tech reapplied thermals paste. i just got this board and proc 3 days ago, my previous is biostar n68s3b and athlon ii x2 250.. idle at 32 to 35, under load at 46 max. thanks
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