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

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November 2, 2011 11:58:32 PM

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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November 3, 2011 1:31:47 AM

That seems to be a reasonable temperature, if you really are concerened add another fan to that hyper 212+ for a push pull configuration.
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November 3, 2011 10:47:18 AM

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?
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November 3, 2011 11:03:16 AM

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.
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November 3, 2011 12:26:37 PM

Also check your CPU core voltage.
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November 3, 2011 1:04:48 PM

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.
November 3, 2011 7:23:34 PM

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?
a b à CPUs
November 3, 2011 8:58:55 PM

Check CPU voltages, post a screenshot of HWmonitor temps
a c 108 à CPUs
November 3, 2011 9:06:02 PM

Have you checked the CPU voltage?
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November 3, 2011 10:44:24 PM

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
November 3, 2011 10:48:24 PM

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.
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November 3, 2011 11:13:56 PM

Download CPUID HWMonitor and post a picture of your voltages and temps
November 4, 2011 12:26:30 PM

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.
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November 4, 2011 5:06:20 PM

OR a HAF 912/922
November 6, 2011 5:19:47 PM

Just found a haf 912 plus for £65 on so lets see how that goes. Thanks for your help everyone :)