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How high is too high temps for 965be while folding

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April 18, 2010 12:40:42 AM

Hi I was just wondering how high a temperature was too high for a AMD 965be while folding. I usually have my PC on for a few hours a day while I jump on and off browsing the web etc. I figured if its going to be on anyway might as well put it to good use in the Folding@Home project. If I set it to use 100% off the idle processes it runs about 59C. My question is that too hot and should I run it at 100% or lower the system tray app to run at 75% or something to lower temps.
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April 18, 2010 3:11:42 AM

Well, 60C is still safely in the reigns of your Phenom's thermal limit.

To reduce your core temperature I recommend getting a better heatsink and/or undervolting your Phenom with AMD Overdrive.
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April 18, 2010 3:23:10 AM

59c is ok for 100% load. Yes, undervolting/better heatsink would work, but might not be your cup of tea.

The easiest solution is what you suggested, dropping it to 75% or 50% to see if you can get the temps down a bit.

If it was me, I would get the temps into the high 40's, low 50's. But like I said, 59 is ok. But its close. I wouldn't want it to break 60.
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April 18, 2010 9:28:50 AM

You'd lose a significant amount of ppd not to mention some work units will not finish by the deadline.
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April 18, 2010 11:01:32 AM

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You'd lose a significant amount of ppd not to mention some work units will not finish by the deadline.


Ok thanks for the info. I think I've decided to invest in a new heatsink/fan, I should have done it when I built the computer but wasn't thinking I'd need the extra cooling. I'm also thinking about overclocking the processor, that should hopefully increase my ppd. If anyone has heatsink recommendations let me know.
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April 18, 2010 1:49:16 PM

Im currently using the Cooler Master V8 with this exact CPU.

very good, very cool. around 30-32 in idle, and no higher than 49-50 at 100% load.

oh, and I live in the middle east, room temperature is 26 C here, so thats a little hot
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April 18, 2010 7:33:49 PM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
Im currently using the Cooler Master V8 with this exact CPU.

very good, very cool. around 30-32 in idle, and no higher than 49-50 at 100% load.

oh, and I live in the middle east, room temperature is 26 C here, so thats a little hot

I liked the look of that but I checked the measurements of my case and I'm not sure how well that will fit with my 240mm side fan in my Enermax case.
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April 19, 2010 12:48:33 AM

Would the Hyper 212 Plus fit into your case?
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April 20, 2010 1:40:27 PM

Well good luck.

You could try Frostytech's low profile heatsinks.

http://www.frostytech.com/

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April 21, 2010 7:16:55 AM

amdfangirl said:
Well good luck.

You could try Frostytech's low profile heatsinks.

http://www.frostytech.com/

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Ok thanks for that site, I'm going to try to find out the exact distance I have for a CPU cooler and go from there, Thanks for your help, nice having a second opinion. :D 
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April 21, 2010 7:17:26 AM

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