Temps to high for Phenom II X4 965BE with Hyper 212+?

Hi, I am having terrible trouble with my Hyper 212+. It just doesn't seem to be doing its job.

My Idle temps seem fine however under load my CPU hits 60*C running at stock speed in an hour or so of playing a game like F.E.A.R 3.
I'd say the ambient temperature is about 25-30*C.

Does anyone know why this could be happening or what I could do to lower temps?

Motherboard - Asus M4A87TD EVO
Graphics - MSI GTX 560TI
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4GHz 125W C3 Revision
OS - Windows 7 64bit
Case - CM Silencio 550

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  1. That seems to be a reasonable temperature, if you really are concerened add another fan to that hyper 212+ for a push pull configuration.
  2. That is not a reasonable temp for a 212+ and not good even with the stock cooler. Likely problem could be poor installation, bad thermal paste application, very bad case airflow or a faulty temperature sensor. You say it gets to 60C after an hour does it take this long to get to 60C or does it get there within 10 mins?
  3. It does get hot fairly quick. It takes about 10 - 15 mins to get to about 57 - 58*c
    I was hoping a reinstallation would do the trick a few days ago but it hasn't. I will try again today and see what happens.
  4. Also check your CPU core voltage.
  5. Well, my Hyper 212+ with 1055T @ 4.0 GHZ hits 28-30C @ IDLE and 55C @ full load (Those are Core Temps not the CPU itself reported by the BIOS) the BIOS reports about 68-70C for the CPU temp.

    As stated above, try to re-apply thermal paste, use a good one such as Arctic Silver.
    Also check your case ventilation, add more intake fans if necessary, a good air flow helps to reduce the high temps.
  6. I have reinstalled my hyper 212 and reapplied thermal paste, added a second fan for a push/pull config and still temps are getting to 55c in games in about half hour. Should I get a new cooler or should I return my CPU?
  7. Check CPU voltages, post a screenshot of HWmonitor temps
  8. Have you checked the CPU voltage?
  9. what type of weather do you have? dry? humid? 30 degrees? 30 degrees here by me can equal 40 in other parts of the world
  10. Just took a look. It's running at 1.416v

    I get the typical britsh weather here so it's normally cold and wet, especially at this time of year. I would say it even gets to about 20 - 25*C some times.
  11. Download CPUID HWMonitor and post a picture of your voltages and temps
  12. I found the problem with my temps! turns out my GTX560ti Twinfrozr is getting hot in certain games which is bringing up case temps. The problem now is that I haven't got any room for more exhaust fans so Im thinking of getting a HAF 932 or something.
  13. OR a HAF 912/922
  14. Just found a haf 912 plus for £65 on play.com so lets see how that goes. Thanks for your help everyone :)
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