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Is my CPU running too hot? (AMD Phenom II)

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September 5, 2011 8:41:42 PM

I've had my AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz (black edition, I believe) for around 1 year now without any problems. And I remember it running hot when I first installed it too (57c: running hot according to others).

According to AMD OverDrive, the temp of my CPU is 56-58c by just writing this post; and when I run the stability test (CPU working at 100%) it jumps to 80c (and goes above that depending on how hot my room is).

I'm using Windows 7 x64, my motherboard is ASUS M4A79XTD EVO. And I'm using the fan that came with my CPU.

Last night I ran the stability test for 1 hour and it was at 78-85c and it never crashed, shutdown, or anything, even though I've been told it should have long before that temp. A big factor with my comp temp is my room since I have no air conditioning and it can get very hot in here.

Here are some stats I took from OverDrive while running the stability test:

http://imageshack.us/f/685/unledkaz.jpg/


Oh yeah, and my CPU fan was running at around 5000 rpms during the test.





What should I do?



Also, how do I know whether or not I've done any damage to my CPU?



EDIT:

Using HWMonitor:

http://imageshack.us/f/42/ssstledc.jpg/

Left is running the overdrive stability test for 15 mins. Right is idle.
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September 5, 2011 8:48:03 PM

That is only showing your core temps which can be very inaccurate, download HWMonitor and see if theres a CPU temp. Also lower your CPU voltage to 1.35 asd 1.4 is high for stock speeds.
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September 5, 2011 9:24:44 PM

simon12 said:
That is only showing your core temps which can be very inaccurate, download HWMonitor and see if theres a CPU temp. Also lower your CPU voltage to 1.35 asd 1.4 is high for stock speeds.


http://imageshack.us/f/42/ssstledc.jpg/

Left is running the overdrive stability test for 15 mins. Right is idle.
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September 5, 2011 9:38:28 PM

I can't see any other useful info in HWMonitor TMPIN0 could be the CPU temp which would confirm you are definitely running to hot. Try lowering the CPU voltage and compare what temps you get for the core temps and TMPIN0. If the temps really are that high it must be poor cooler installation &/or very bad case airflow. You could also see what happens to the temps when you run nit with the side of the case off.
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September 5, 2011 9:44:53 PM

simon12 said:
I can't see any other useful info in HWMonitor TMPIN0 could be the CPU temp which would confirm you are definitely running to hot. Try lowering the CPU voltage and compare what temps you get for the core temps and TMPIN0. If the temps really are that high it must be poor cooler installation &/or very bad case airflow. You could also see what happens to the temps when you run nit with the side of the case off.


Now the TMPIN0 is 48c and the core temp is 48c, according to hwmonitor. I haven't done anything yet though (except the room temp might have dropped). what is a good idle temp with a stock fan?


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