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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ High Temp!

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July 9, 2009 8:18:19 PM

hello everybody!

My CPU temperature arrives up to 66 c! ( in gaming & ... )
Is it normal? What is the usual temperature of these CPUs?
with the default fan. the fan speed is around 5500 - 6800 rpm.(were should I ask about fans)

(I have shuch problem in my other pc devices like vga, MB, etc.)

cpu: amd athlon 64 X2 6000+
vga: xfx 8800 gt alpha dog edition
ram: ocz 2GB dual 800Mhz
MB : Asus M2N-SLI
Power: Green 580 EPS

Thanks and sorry about probable irregularity in finding the right thread. :??:  I'm New Hear :) 
July 9, 2009 9:54:09 PM

Have you reapplied thermal paste recently? That would be my first step. I had one with a thermal right 120 and it never got above 45C.
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July 9, 2009 10:35:13 PM

the athlon x2 6000 runs hot, i have the Windsor version of that CPU and I will hit 61-63c while gaming.

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July 10, 2009 1:45:12 AM

What are you using to monitor the temp? If it's a program that came with the motherboard it is probably pretty accurate, but many programs out there will give wildly different readings.
July 10, 2009 8:31:45 AM

leadtrombone said:
Have you reapplied thermal paste recently? That would be my first step. I had one with a thermal right 120 and it never got above 45C.


No, I bought this system about 16 months ago and yesterday when I picked the heat sink up I saw the thermal paste, do I need to reapply it?
Thanks

ct1615 said:
the athlon x2 6000 runs hot, i have the Windsor version of that CPU and I will hit 61-63c while gaming.

I have windstor version too, how many fans do you use?
thanks

inglburt said:
What are you using to monitor the temp? If it's a program that came with the motherboard it is probably pretty accurate, but many programs out there will give wildly different readings.


Its PC Probe II in the mobo driver cd. i tested the temp with several programs, all of them reported this heat,
thanks

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I dont have any extra fan!
2 fans for my PSU, 1 for CPU and 1 for GPU. The side door of case is open.
Do I need some?

Thanks in advance :) 
July 10, 2009 2:54:34 PM

my old laptop amd cpu reached his shutdown trigger temp of 102C... so on my opinion, the temp is ok.
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July 10, 2009 4:57:13 PM

If I understood your comment correctly, you removed the heat sink yesterday but didn't reapply thermal paste? Any time you lift you heat sink off you need to remove the old past and apply new.
July 10, 2009 6:24:36 PM

Windsor core is more hotter than others. Do these things:
1) You need to clean/blow away dust from the CPu fan.
2) Connect another two fans with 3 pin to the chasis connectors provided on the motherboard.
July 10, 2009 7:18:47 PM

daggs said:
my old laptop amd cpu reached his shutdown trigger temp of 102C... so on my opinion, the temp is ok.


wow! 120 C!
Its really hot but least ways this temp is hot too. thanks.

loneninja said:
If I understood your comment correctly, you removed the heat sink yesterday but didn't reapply thermal paste? Any time you lift you heat sink off you need to remove the old past and apply new.


thanks! so I will reapply the thermal paste and report the result,thanks again.

meodowla said:
Windsor core is more hotter than others. Do these things:
1) You need to clean/blow away dust from the CPu fan.
2) Connect another two fans with 3 pin to the chasis connectors provided on the motherboard.


I have cleaned the dust, and I try to buy fans,
thank you!
July 11, 2009 12:13:50 AM

Have you thought about getting a new CPU Cooler. I use to run an Athlon 6000+ and then switched to a Phenom II 940 (another 125 processor). Had what seemed like high temps with both (idle around 50 max in the 60's) until I switched my CPU cooler. Tried about 3 aftermarkets without much difference but then I got a Xigmatek S1283. This dropped my temps WAYYYY down. I now Idle in the low 30's and max in the high 40's. After putting a Xigmatek on my Phenom I built another system around my old Athlon 6000+ and put the same Xigmatek in that system. Temps dropped to the same range as my Phenom. Had been running the Athlon 6000+ for over a year at the high temps with no trouble but if you want to drop your temps look at a Xigmatek cooler.

While going thru this process I also thought that more airflow in the case would help. I went thru 3 cases (Last two where Thermaltake Armour MX+ and my current an Antec 1200). While getting a case with more airflow did help the difference was nowhere near as drastic as when I changed CPU coolers.
July 24, 2009 10:10:21 AM

Thanks everybody!

I reapplied The Thermal paste
now:
core #0 : 46C
core #1 : 51C

while gaming:
max temp : 63C

Is it normal?

Thanks
July 24, 2009 12:37:13 PM

That is only 3 degrees less than your initial question.
If you get the thermal paste on either too thick or too thin it wont work very well.
Its tricky to do.
It should be basically about 1mm thick when everything is in place.
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November 29, 2009 1:03:00 PM

Hello,

I've got a athlon 64 x2 6000+ processor
and in the past the processor reached
temps over 100c and then it turned itself off
I've tried new coolers and *** but that didn't work.
After all i found out the voltage was too high
I changed it to 1.375v and now it works perfectly
and the temp of the processor never passes
55c. even when i'm playing cod6 with all graphics
on max and resolution on max and dts surround sound
!