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Amd phenom 2 965 heating issues

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October 26, 2011 3:21:00 AM

Hello everyone. I recently finished building a custom pc for the first time. it was more simple than what i thought it was going to be but anyway as in the uefi bios it states my amd phenom 2 cpu has been idling at around 52 c which i know is too high. i changed out the stock thermal paste and put artic silver 5 on it and it had no effect on the cooling. i reseated the hsf about 3 times now and nothing has changed. the motherboard i am using is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . whats really weird is that even though its idling at 52 c the hsf is very quiet so i dont know if the bios is wrong or what. i havent been able to try any other cpu temperature monitoring programs since i have to wait for windows 7 to come in the mail to my house. Im thankful for any and all help. I will probably be asking alot more questions in the weeks to come since im new to building a custom pc.

edit: i just read online that the bios actually runs the cpu at 100%. if this is true then im sorry for wasting space on the board
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October 26, 2011 3:30:31 AM

Perhaps you could elaborate as to which model Phenom II you have. And if you are using the stock HSF that came with it. The Arctic 5 thermal compound is still one of the best... if applied properly. I always clean the CPU and HSF surfaces first with the Arctic cleaner and purifier. Then I 'tin' the surfaces with A5 to fill in any voids. And finally, use just a tiny amount of A5 as per the directions. Here are the instructions in case you need them:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_application_method.html
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October 26, 2011 3:34:29 AM

clutchc said:
Perhaps you could elaborate as to which model Phenom II you have. And if you are using the stock HSF that came with it. The Arctic 5 thermal compound is still one of the best... if applied properly. I always clean the CPU and HSF surfaces first with the Arctic cleaner and purifier. Then I 'tin' the surfaces with A5 to fill in any voids. And finally, use just a tiny amount of A5 as per the directions. Here are the instructions in case you need them:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_application_method.html


man that was a fast reply. here is the cpu i have. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i just read online about 2 mins ago that in the bios the cpu isnt at idle. is that true?
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a c 386 à CPUs
October 26, 2011 3:45:58 AM

According to CPU World, your processor has a max operating temp range of 55C - 62C. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X4%...
So, I would say that either the HSF isn't working properly, the thermal compund isn't applied correctly, your case has poor ventilation, or your BIOS reading is off. Just to double check, try Core Temp and see what it reads.
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Remember, the Phenoms only have one sensor for all cores. So Core Temp will show the same reading for all 4 cores. For comparison, My Phenom II x4 980 w/aftermarket cooler is idling at 33C right now.

When you are in your BIOS setup, the processor is most suredly idling. It hasn't much to do.
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