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50 C Idle?!!?

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September 13, 2011 3:19:37 AM

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 with a Cooler Master TX3 in an Enermax Chakra with a 92 mm exhaust and 120 mm intake with the stock fan as intake, yet Speedfan says that my CPU is idling at 50 degrees celsius at 27 degrees ambient temperature. I overclocked the CPU to 3.5, but even at the stock 3.2 the CPU was idling at ~49 C. What am I doing wrong?

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September 13, 2011 3:56:03 AM

you need fix : replace new thermal paste , sure secure properly, also disabled Smart fan CPU in bios .
if still HOT , get big huge CPU cooler like Noctua NHD-14 :D 
September 13, 2011 10:13:11 AM

...you could also open ur clean out the computer and take away all of those dust bunnies...you could use a can of compress air to clear out the dust on heatsinks.......and also, check all your fans if there working properly.... ;) 
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September 14, 2011 12:55:43 AM

^^THIS

Also, I have that some CPU, and I keep my house AC @ 70 degree F, I use the stock heatsink (which is actually pretty darn good) and I idle @ about 32 degree C.
September 14, 2011 3:13:07 AM

Well I just checked and there are no dust bunnies to be removed and all fans are working. I am not going to spend $70 on a cooler either :p . So I narrowed my choices on a new heatsink to two choices: hyper 212+ or noctua u12p se2. Which one should I go with?
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September 14, 2011 3:32:18 AM

noctua u12p se2 + push pull is better
September 14, 2011 3:43:36 AM

I would spend 70 on a cooler before I have to pay 300+ dollars twice for a CPU.

I idle around 42 C or so in a 77 degree room.
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September 14, 2011 3:43:48 AM

Use "Core Temp" for accurate temps. Speedfan can be inaccurate. 35C idle and 55C under max load would be more typical.
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September 18, 2011 1:58:02 AM

^+1 Use a second or third temp monitoring program to confirm your temps.

Core Temp

Real Temp

CPUID HW monitor

etc.
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