Ok, im having some issues with my AMD x4 955 BE, the temps range between 60 to 80 under load. Iv tested the temp under 3-4 diff programs and its showing the same results.
The Zalman VF2000 LED is my cpu cooler, and i have alot of HQ fans in the cas, two intakes at the front, two at the back, i mean every other component is in the 40's.
Performance wise im not experiencing any slow downs, play Starcraft on high for hours No problem, Mafia 2 etc. PC on most the day and the case doesn't even feel hot...
Now could it be possible that the temps are wrong, OR, is it a heatsink issue where i may of put too much paste on or something,
any suggestions be much appreciated, rather have a good idea of the issue before taking the PC apart. That Zalman is a b*tch to to take apart and reattach
Sometimes, this happens if you use too much thermal paste. If you use too much it starts preventing heat transfer to the HSF. You should only use a small dot in the center of the CPU.