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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor 90.0 degrees+?

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May 4, 2011 10:49:38 PM



Help?

It shifts between 88-95 degrees

This is just me gaming, I took it into the shop to replace the fan/heatsink because the stock one was very loud.

This problem has been going on for a while, and I'm looking for a way to fix it... Even with the new fan/heatsink it still runs pretty loud....

Any suggestions?

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May 4, 2011 10:56:09 PM

Those are dangerously high temps. Now, when you say shop, do you mean your own, "shop", or a shop in town? It sounds like there is no thermal compound. Obviously, the fan is running, because it is loud, unless that is a different fan in the system.
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May 4, 2011 10:58:13 PM

Yeah, I do mean a shop in town, and it is the CPU fan, I took it in and asked them to replace the fan as it was too loud, and they replaced the heatsink + fan... which I didn't really want
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May 4, 2011 11:02:46 PM

Is the CPU OCed?
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May 4, 2011 11:05:08 PM

Nope, just stock standard
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May 4, 2011 11:07:32 PM

Well, that is really odd. I do not know why it is doing that. How long ago did you take it into the shop? Maybe the thermal paste needs to set in.
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May 4, 2011 11:09:43 PM

About 3 months ago, It's not like I'm overloading it or anything... and I'm pretty sure it's not giving a false reading because I can feel the outside of my computer being very hot...
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May 4, 2011 11:16:29 PM



This is what I am getting

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May 4, 2011 11:29:14 PM

I stop playing a game, and I am now idle at about 68 degrees...

Surely this is terrible
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May 4, 2011 11:33:38 PM

If it was running at those temps for 3 months it would be dead by now and the CPU should be throttling which would make everything painfully slow.
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May 4, 2011 11:38:22 PM

Yeah, I do agree with you, but it's just not the case....

It runs fine when it is at 90 degrees... it's just a bit loud is all
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May 5, 2011 12:19:36 AM

Hmmm. I don't know. Sorry.
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May 5, 2011 9:23:14 AM

If you go into the bios does it tell you this temperature?
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May 5, 2011 9:34:21 AM

There is obviously a serious issue, here, ok we need more system specs, in fact all of them including GPU, mobo, RAM, PSU, PC case, also if you could take the side off your case and get a good picture of its contents this would also help us to determine a problem and recommend a solution, as it stands now it seems to me, that you should not trust your shop and that you should install an after market cooler with a good thermal paste on your own.
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May 5, 2011 10:04:08 AM

If you are running an MSI or ASUS mobo, they have temp programs that come with them that I've found very useful. As someone mentioned, you can go into the BIOS to get a temp reading as well.

You might want to look into another cooler like the Hyper 212+, I just threw one on my 955 and running at 3.6GHz, it sits about 35C idle and 45C under load (games etc) and 50 under an hour of Prime95
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May 5, 2011 11:34:11 AM

If you are running *stock* 1.4v is much too much.

Is your motherboard qualified for the 955? I don't mean 'qualified' as on the cpu support list. Some motherboard OEMs place one or two 125w CPUs on their support lists but have limited actual voltage support.

If your vcore in the BIOS is set on *Auto* you should manually set your voltage. If the voltage remains high (above your manual settings) the motherboard is most likely struggling to power the CPU.

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