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July 19, 2010 3:18:59 AM

I was wondering if i was pushing my cpu (phenom 2 x4 955 be) to far.
It ran prime95 for about 10 hours reching a max temp of about 63. I was thinking this is to high but am not sure.
It is at 204fsb speed and 20.5x multiplier which is 4180 mhz and has 1.512v.

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July 19, 2010 4:23:07 AM

Definitely the data sheet says max temp is not to exceed 62*. You need to either back it down or find a way to improve your cooling situation.
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July 19, 2010 9:37:35 AM

No, it isn't pushing to to far.... To be honest, gj on the oc too! It maybe 1* more, but personally, i think it's fine it is a but pushing it. But to the point where you need to make major changes. It may have hit 63, but what temp was the avg. temp? Also, you could try undervolting the 1.512v to something less and try to get it stable.
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July 19, 2010 12:42:28 PM

I think you are just the wrong side of too far, if the room temperature is as high as it will ever be then your OK but I would try to lower the voltage below 1.5 and drop a few Cs
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July 19, 2010 5:53:52 PM

It averages around 60. I'm using anhper 212 plus with thermal compound it cane with and was thinking of changing it to something like as5 think that will make a difference. Also I think I should lower the voltage a bit. Oh and it is as hot
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Gonna get right now 95f :(  outside
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July 19, 2010 6:43:58 PM

Well, you could change the thermal paste... Or, at the price of AS5 OEM at newegg is 9.99 + shipping. So, if at the price you get that. You should get another 120mm fan to add on two the hyper 212. Since that heatsink was meant to have a push pull config. That would help your cooling problem.

If you don't plan to get a fan controller, i suppose that's a good fan though it doesn't move much air. Since it's PWM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you plan to buy one or at least something to control a fan, this is a good fan for the dBa. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or you could get it no led, red or green.
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July 21, 2010 6:05:39 AM

daniel123244 said:
I was wondering if i was pushing my cpu (phenom 2 x4 955 be) to far.
It ran prime95 for about 10 hours reching a max temp of about 63. I was thinking this is to high but am not sure.
It is at 204fsb speed and 20.5x multiplier which is 4180 mhz and has 1.512v.


Did you run the p95 search for a prime number or the stress test?

My understanding of P95 is that it tests the stability of your processor, memory and cooling system. It stresses them all to the max. If your systems not stable the computer will shut down. A temp of 63 is a little high but thats what Prime 95 does. Its a full load on the system.
I don't know what the max temp for your CPU is but you can check that on the manufactures web site spec sheets. I think running for 10 hours with out a problem is a good test and your system is stable. I ran for 12 hours with similar results on my first build.
2 thinks you shoud do.

1. go to wikipedia type in prime95 and read the article. there are individual specialized tests described there for the processor amd memory.

2. Take peoples advise of what they think you should do with caution. A better cpu heatsink fan never hurts and dont go to heavy on the paste. less is more. peace
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July 21, 2010 7:56:57 AM

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Well, you could change the thermal paste... Or, at the price of AS5 OEM at newegg is 9.99 + shipping. So, if at the price you get that. You should get another 120mm fan to add on two the hyper 212. Since that heatsink was meant to have a push pull config. That would help your cooling problem.

If you don't plan to get a fan controller, i suppose that's a good fan though it doesn't move much air. Since it's PWM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you plan to buy one or at least something to control a fan, this is a good fan for the dBa. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or you could get it no led, red or green.




agreed..!
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July 21, 2010 7:58:28 AM

With temperature, my rule of thumb is to upgrade the cooling at or near 65ºC. The limits for the Intels always used to be around 75ºC, though I am not sure for the AMDs - the last AMD chip I ran was a K6-2, the P2 killer.

Stick a second fan on that heatsink as suggested. You might be good then for a few more MHz...
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July 21, 2010 8:22:48 PM

:p  The limit is 62* Recommended by AMD but, as far as I know you can push it like 1 more degree up.
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October 12, 2010 6:11:29 PM

Best answer selected by daniel123244.
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