so im running, an phenom II 965BE (3.4 stock) on an asus M4A79XTD Evo motherboard (8gb ddr3 1600mhz + gtx460 FTW) its a home build-- up till this point i had been fine, ideling about 34, maxing out at 54 during gaming (for 4 months-since i built it).
now i moved room, and it was fine last week, but when i got home (yesterday) i noticed temps were wayy above normal, i managed to hit 67 in dr2, ive not put it under load since, and temps have dropped to idels of 30-32 (lower than before?!?)
now, im aware you dont want to be above 62, on this chip (correct?)
also cpu fan is like jammed at 3300 rpm, not seen it change in hwmonitor
so what ive done is order an arctic freezer pro rev 2, some cleaning material, and thermal paste.
now this pc i built my self, and this will be the first time i've ever replaced a heat sink (aside from installing the original and thinking holy crap this takes a lot of force lol), ive been told to be very careful because amd uses an adhesive thermal compound, which has got me a little worried about this procedure, horror stories of people hauling the entire cpu out of its socket and bending pins, so any tips on removing would be amazing,
I've always used the "spread-with-finger-in-baggie" method, and it has always worked well.
I just installed a 120mm Xigmatek Gaia last night. It is almost identical to the Hyper212+ (which had its price jacked $5), except that the mounting doesn't use screws to apply pressure; you have to judge how tight you want it to be.
Sorry I can't report results yet. This is for my Omega build, and I was just installing the hardware. I need to finish the interior cabling before I can wake it up.