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Amd 965 running hot

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August 19, 2010 8:30:51 AM

yes i recently got a 965 x4 today and i just did a prime95 test for like 10 minutes and it hit like 80 degrees...i monitored it with amd overdrive...right now its idling at 33.4 degrees...any ideas..did i do a bad job of applying thermal paste...i have a cm storm scout case...any advice?

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August 19, 2010 8:31:47 AM

sorry forgot to mention i have a cm v8 cooler as well!!
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August 19, 2010 11:36:17 AM

Remove your cooler clean with alcohol and reapply paste.
Also make sure you tighten the screws/ tension properly so it seats well.
80C is too high after 10 mins.
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August 19, 2010 1:34:14 PM

Lower the CPU voltage in BIOS to 1.20-1.23V.
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August 19, 2010 2:34:29 PM

i took out the cpu cooler and reapplied the thermal paste and now i get 69-70 degrees underload with prime95 and about 30-35 idle....
i also cant seem to find the cpu voltage in bios as well...what does lowering cpu voltage do?
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August 19, 2010 2:48:23 PM

The CPU runs cooler. It's in there somewhere, check the mobo manual.
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August 26, 2010 12:20:53 AM

i fixed it...after watching a video on different methods of apply thermal paste i put the blob in the middle method and now its fine...prime95 at around 50-55 degrees...i did the spread method before and i bet that created a lot of bubbles
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