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New CPU...bios?

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August 27, 2011 10:54:27 PM

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?

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a c 138 à CPUs
August 28, 2011 12:19:12 AM

Different cpu will diffrent temperature, I think normal, stock ran at 34-35 idle, if you want more cool for better get new cooler than use stock cooler from athlon.
August 28, 2011 1:12:56 AM

So I started up tf2 and played for about 10 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
a c 138 à CPUs
August 28, 2011 11:47:36 AM

Seem cooling athlons can't take over heat, not compabillity, and not secure properly,
Soon get aftermarket cooler or use stock cooling 965 it will be safe.