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Normal CPU Temp? 100% Fan Speed?

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March 11, 2010 12:22:48 AM

Was wondering about the normal temperature for my cpu and wether or not i should be concerned.

Just installed a new Zalman CNPS10X cooler, and so far idle is around 35-40C (with fan speed at 50%) and 28-32C (with fan at 100%)

Under load is around 49-54C with fan on 100%

22cm Fan on front, 22cam fan on side, 12cm exhaust fan.

Processor is Phenom 2 965.

Are these temperatures normal? I'm concerned i didn't apply the thermal paste correctly. (It wouldnt spread, at all)

And is there any way to automate the fan speed? It's pretty noisy at 100%

Thankyou in advance.

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March 11, 2010 1:08:40 AM

Automating fan speed depends on how you have connected it. Zalman heat sinks sometimes come with zalman fan controller (little black box with a knob to play with) I believe you need the 4 pin fan connector plugged directly into the motherboard to control it using software.

Your idle tempratures seem normal but the load temps seem a little too high for that heat sink.

Reseat the heatsink cleaning off the thermal paste and reapplying (only need a thin layer) and test again.

do you know what your room tempreture was? and what case are you using?
March 11, 2010 1:13:43 AM

room temp is around 18c, and its an aplus twin engine a380...hand to move the side fan to the outisde of the case, heatsink was a bit big on the zalmans xD
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March 11, 2010 1:32:49 AM

definately reseat the heatsink you should be getting better temps then that at 100% fan assuming your not overclocking. Those load temps are a little worrying its safe max is 62c i believe.
March 11, 2010 11:19:55 AM

Ok, so i reseated the heatsink, and apparantly i completely mucked it up the first time

Sitting at 25-29C idle now and at full load in prime95, top so far is 36C, amazing

thanks a lot :) 
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