I have a AMD Phenom II 940 that ran at 62 celcius which is the max operating temp according to AMD. It was on a stock heatsink. After many failed attempts on this build, I finally decided to put on a new heatsink. I put on a thermaltake v1 and now run around 37-43 idle and 56 max at load. It seems a bit high to me. If I have to buy a different heatsink, I'll do it, but I much prefer the heatsink to have the pin lock. I don't remember where I've read it but some site said i cannot take off the clips for my Gigabyte mobo GA-MA790GP-UD4H. Does not make sense since it has the 4 screws to take off. Someone must of not knew much.. Anyways my question is, do you all think thats a bit too high for a bedroom thats always closed around maybe 78-80 ball park temp? And if so, what heatsink would you recommend to put on (air cooled). Yes, I have plenty of room to work with in my case!
yes, the clips with the back plate.. im sure they do come off.. it just must of been a novice person that posted somewhere else. wouldn't make sense why they would restrict such a thing. Besides the fact of this is probably my 6th AMD build. Cool. Well I'm glad to hear that my temps seem pretty norm..
I just built my new system over the weekend and tested it. My AMD phenom II 940 is idle at 29 - 31 degrees and tops out at 47-49 degrees, my MSI GTX 285 OC is idle at 37 degrees and tops out under full load at 70 degrees. I am using the Zalman GS1000 case running 6 x 120mm fans (3 intake and 3 exhaust)
yeah.. my mom opened my door apparently.. hahah newest low temp of 31C according to hwmonitor.. i usually keep it open. definately glad to hear its normal though! it'd be nice if amd just put the typical temps with room temps