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Phenom 9600 Running Hot?

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December 15, 2008 3:12:29 AM

I have a Phenom 9600 not overclocked or anything and I'm using a Raidmax Smilodon case with pretty good cable management. My CPU cooler is a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Cooler with Arctic Silver 5. I'm idling around 40C which isn't high but it seems a little high judging from reviews. Can someone help me out here?
December 15, 2008 10:57:12 AM

Pretty standard for this chip, no cause for concern. Runs hot and is a small reason why it was replaced with the 9650 with revised stepping. The other reason being the TLB ofc :D 
December 15, 2008 12:21:17 PM

pr2thej said:
Pretty standard for this chip, no cause for concern. Runs hot and is a small reason why it was replaced with the 9650 with revised stepping. The other reason being the TLB ofc :D 


I read reviews on Newegg on the 9600 with people Idling with the stock cooler as low as 35...it's probably just my room temps. No idea what they are though.
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December 15, 2008 12:32:18 PM

40 Degrees is not a major concern.
If you Fan Speed is variable, it could be the settings.
It may not be set to speed up until a higher speed is hit.

You may be able to set the fans to spin higher at a lower temp, but there is not really any need and would generate needless noise.
December 15, 2008 12:33:39 PM

Mine will go around 55-60c on max load, its overclocked to 2450 odd, its the 9500 though so stock speed is 100MHz less. They dont clock well at all.
But then my plan has always been to upgrade when AMD brings out a nice chip, hopefully Phenom II will be that chip.
December 15, 2008 3:59:01 PM

I'll also most likely upgrade to Phenom II. Can someone tell me which way I should be facing the Xigmatek fan?(either blowing up or blowing down for AMD or for this mobo at least)
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