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AMD 64 X2 6000+ Operating 65C-70C under full load

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November 15, 2008 8:41:05 PM

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Heatsink located directly under power supply


Idle: 40C-50C
Full load: 65C-70C (auto-shutdown at 70C)
- normally shuts down while gaming

My motherboard doesn't support underclocking which would probably fix the issue... Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
November 15, 2008 8:52:47 PM

Better HSF and some decent silver compound. I've got exactly the same CPU and I'm actually using the rather nice HSF that came with the processor. You NEED the heatpipes on these CPUs.
November 15, 2008 9:17:48 PM

one of the reviews of that heatsink said that it has a 65W max thermal dissiapation. The 6000+ could need to dissipate up to 125W. I use a huge gigantic scythe and my temps stay below 40C under total system load.
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November 15, 2008 9:21:46 PM

i agree, these cpus run hot naturally, yet ironically temps around 60c on a continuous basis arn't recommended. look for something that directs heat roughly an inch or more above the cpu with a decent sized fan attached to it.

price doesn't necessarily determine quality when it comes to hsf (to some extent) id recommend using google to find reviews of AM2 compatible hsf's and find the best one that's within your budget.
November 15, 2008 10:19:26 PM

Thanks for the replies, I agree and have looked for several heatsinks but this is the only one that actually fits in my case.
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