Hi guys. Noob here. I just put in a phenom II x4 965. Had a athlon II x4 640 @ 3.0 before and mobo is a asus m4a77td.
I am wondering if there is anything I need to change or is recommended to change in bios?
Also wondering about temps...using the stock cooler it came with and stock speed @ 3.4 right now I'm at 33c - 35c in a cool basement and have not done anything except open this page. My old cpu would be running at like 16c right now also with the stock athlon cooler I was using which to me seems much crappier (at least crappier looking) although I've read the stock phenom coolers are also not great?
I had figured this chip would run a little hotter but I didn't think by this much and I havent even put any load on it. Would it be a good/bad idea to use my old cooler/get a new cooler or is this chip just naturally going to run twice as hot?
So I started up tf2 and played for about 10 mins...fan got loud as a truck, game froze, sound started going crazy. Alt tabbed right away to see weird pixels everywhere and before I panicked and shut down I noticed a message from toolbar. I think it said 'amd driver stopped responding recovered'
Opened case, checked latches, ect. but nothing is loose....uggh