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Phenom II 955 Temperatures.

I live in South America , and it's always quite warm , always around 30c.

I have a Hyper 212+ with the stock fan in a Thermaltake Element T case, with 2 120mm front intakes of 70cfm each, a top 200mm 65cfm exhaust ( came with the case) and a 120mm 70cfm back exhaust. So the airflow is good. I achieved a nice cable management job in it too.


CPU is always at 3.6ghz, no cool n quiet, it idles at 40c and reaches 58-60c after 10 minutes of prime95, which does seem quite hot for the heatsink I have.

But then i see all those reviews are done with ambients of 20c or even less, and they get about the same if not more degrees -over ambient temp- than mine.

found this review where the they used a 965 and that confirmed it : http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmundobip.com%2FPruebas-Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Plus_69.htm

I don't know what to think, are these ok with the hyper 212's penformance considering my ambient temps?

I've reseated it several times with different pastes and methods, always same results, will be adding a second blademaster fan later for a few degrees drop.

Please give your opinion
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  1. That sounds about right in terms of the 212's performance, but unfortunately the CPU max temp is still 62 C regardless of the ambient temp.

    Depending on how often you utilize all four cores, you might want to consider either dialing back your OC, or investing in a more capable heatsink/fan.
  2. I recommend a new cooler. I use the ZALMAN 9500 and it works very well.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223
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    ^I don't know that that one would be any better.

    @OP, take a look at this chart: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2525&page=5

    Looking at these results tells me that there are only a handful of coolers that would be better, and even then, they wouldn't be much better.

    You might want to consider replacing the fan with one that pushes more air (the stock fan is rated for a max of ~77 CFM), such as these (note: pay attention to the DB, since that represents how loud this will be):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220014

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213001
  4. :o 240 CFM 5200 RPM!!!! two of those would be enough to lift a small plane!! and also sound like one.

    I'll choose the silverstones, will also try some of that IC diamond 7 stuff, seems to be the best thermal paste around by far.

    Thanks for all your help.
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  6. wiinippongamer said:
    :o 240 CFM 5200 RPM!!!! two of those would be enough to lift a small plane!! and also sound like one.

    I'll choose the silverstones, will also try some of that IC diamond 7 stuff, seems to be the best thermal paste around by far.

    Thanks for all your help.


    Anytime, that's what we're here for.
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