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AMD Phenom II X4 945 temp reaches 70C

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September 27, 2011 7:54:59 AM

I never had an eye on the temperature on my CPU but recently i found out that my AMD Phenom II X4 945's temperature at 3% CPU usage was 67-68 degree C and crosses 70 degree C while under load. Is this normal? I have been using the stock heatsink and a an inexpensive fan since i bought this CPU almost a year back.
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September 27, 2011 8:00:07 AM

You clearly have a problem with cooling.

The stock heatsink should be adequate at stock CPU freqs. Even then, besides keeping the CPU cool, the case needs to move air through it, not just circulate the air inside. What kind of case?
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September 27, 2011 8:01:33 AM

Its a very cheap case. Even the PSU is a cheap one.
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September 27, 2011 8:48:08 AM

OMG! What should i do then? And i have also noticed the system fan rpm shows 0 in my BIOS. I have a Gigabyte 785GMT-USB3 mobo.
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September 27, 2011 10:59:10 AM

Seriously consider investing in a new case and cpu cooler and even a new psu before that cheap one goes bang and kills all your components.

Heres what id buy.

UK- Total cost = £170 and will serve you well for any future builds.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-912-plu...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-hyper-212-p...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/620w-psu-antec-high-curr...

USA- Total cost = $167 and will serve you well for any future builds.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 27, 2011 11:26:20 AM

Drop your VCore; Giga-Byte motherboards tend to over-volt on *Auto*

higher volts = higher temps
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September 27, 2011 2:06:15 PM

Apparently it was the gel under the processor that had dried up completely. Replacing that has brought the temp back to 42 degree C. :) 
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