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Need help with my stock CPU cooler for my Q9650

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September 30, 2010 1:20:15 PM

Hi all, am new to the forum :) 
I am a bit concerned about my stock cooler's RPM, it is at 4000+ RPM at load and 2800-3200 at idle, it is not overclocked tho and i dont intend to do so...
CPU temperature is about 40-43C at idle and 55-63C at load

core temperatures at idle:
core 0: 43
core 1: 42
core 2: 44
core 3: 47

core temperatures at load:
core 0: 59
core 1: 60
core 2: 62
core 3: 58

Is this ok?

I just dont like the loud sound coming from my cpu fan when it is at 4150 RPM (at load) :( 

Thanks guys.

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September 30, 2010 2:07:06 PM

u have one of the fastest prev gen processors there, the idle temps are a bit above my tastes, but all that matters is load temps which are quite fine, if you want more quiet operation you can go aftermarket for a nice 120mm heatpipe cooler, but other than that you are fine
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September 30, 2010 3:09:08 PM

They are about right for the stock cooler, maybe a tad high at idle. What's the temperature in the room? And what sort of load did you use to test it?
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October 1, 2010 12:15:02 AM

sportsfanboy said:
They are about right for the stock cooler, maybe a tad high at idle. What's the temperature in the room? And what sort of load did you use to test it?


Temp in the room is 26-27 C, The load am talking about is when I play GTA IV
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October 1, 2010 12:55:30 AM

Do you have decent airflow going through your case? Either way with the temperatures your getting, the chip will last longer than you'll want it.
October 1, 2010 5:27:26 PM

sportsfanboy said:
Do you have decent airflow going through your case? Either way with the temperatures your getting, the chip will last longer than you'll want it.


Yah, I even keep the cover of my case off. is my ambient temp the cause?
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October 1, 2010 5:53:07 PM

Your ambient temps are a little warm so your CPU is likely to run a little warm as well, as your using the stock cooler. Make sure the heatsink is properly installed, sometimes those pesky pins don't fasten well. Lastly, a good after market cooler for the q9650 would cost around $30.00 USD from Newegg and will absolutely solve your temperature problems.
October 1, 2010 7:01:31 PM

I have a Q9450, so I totally understand your problem. I got a Zalman 9700 pure copper fan/heatsink for my CPU, dropped the temps by about 10 degrees even at 3.2 ghz, awesome cooling power, the fins are always cold to the touch.
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