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Amd athlon x2(tm) 240 overheating

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July 12, 2010 6:55:03 PM

i recently purchased a new amd athlon x2 240 replacing athlon x2 4000+ processor for asus m2n32 sli deluxe mobo. my old processor never crossed a temp of 50 deg, but the new one's temp is always around 65 deg. is this the normal temp for the new processor or is there any problem that i am supposed to fix.

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July 12, 2010 6:57:33 PM

That is actually rather hot, the max safe temp reported by AMD is either 62C or 71C(It varies between processors). You probably mounted the heatsink poorly, or did a poor job applying thermal paste.
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July 12, 2010 7:01:32 PM

turn that off! way too hot for that processor! reinstall the heatrsink and thermalcompund, and if that doesnt solve the problem get a better heatsink!
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July 13, 2010 3:11:31 AM

there is a utility which was shipped along with mobo drivers called pc probe...it's showing the temp as 60 deg while a third party software named "EVEREST HOME EDITION" is showing me as 35 deg. i dont know which one to believe. if the processor is operating at 65 deg the cabinet should become hot as well but that isn't the case. so is EVEREST HOME EDITION reliable?
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July 13, 2010 3:42:02 AM

even the bios is showing the temp of 60 deg. i replaced the heat sink with an old one and the temp is still the same.

everest report :


Temperatures:
Motherboard 43 °C (109 °F)
CPU 35 °C (95 °F)
Aux 56 °C (133 °F)
GPU 52 °C (126 °F)
HDT722525DLA380 43 °C (109 °F)
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July 13, 2010 3:46:01 AM

believe everest, you can also try hwmonitor, but an x2 240 especially C3 stepping is quite hard to get that hot
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