Bought the x4 955 be installed it on my m5a99x evo mobo.
The idle temp (No overclock) on stock cooler is 57-61c
If i overclock it (ai) to about 3500 mhz it`s at 70c+ (idle!?)
This is not normal is it? Should i buy a new cooler, i bet i would kill the cpu if i went to 3.7
amd tends to have dodgy temp sensors, have you taken off the side panel and touch (with warm hands) the heatsink ~5mins after a cold boot or when you have left the machine idling and the temps are showing 57-61c, is the heatsink warm, hot, or scalding? we feel 40ish as "hot" and 50+ as "very hot" so if the heatsink feels warm then its really only 30-40 if it feels really hot then the cpu really is hot