Just got done finishing a build and after booting up the BIOS to check the H/W monitor I saw that my CPU temp is at 40oC and the cpu fan is constantly running around 3700-4000 rpms. Would this be considered normal for the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE using the stock heatsink? Also, the CPU voltage seems a bit high at 1.416v, do you guys think I would benefit at all from undervolting that a bit?
Alright heres an update, I decided that before I go out and buy a new cooler that I would try applying some quality thermal paste (arctic silver 5). So I booted up the h/w monitor in the bios again after applying the compound and it shaved 3-4 degrees celsius off of the cpu temp. BUT much to my dismay after a couple minutes of running in the bios the cpu fan speed is now flying at 5300rpms! Can someone please tell me what might be causing the fan to be going that fast? Poor application of the thermal compound maybe?
make sure the 4-pin plug on the fan is connectec right, and that the cpu fan is set to auto on the BIOS.
I can confirm that both the 4pin plug on the fan is connected and that the cpu fan is set to auto. I can now also rule out too much thermal compound as I just removed and reapplied it with less and I'm keeping the same 36 degree bios temp along with the 5300 rpm fan speed. :S
Do you think it would just be best to go ahead and get an aftermarket cooler?