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December 13, 2011 9:40:55 PM

Ive just purchased a 1100T and an arctic freeze 13 and installed it, my idle temps are at 37c, Is this normal? I mean if its this hot maybe i should put the stock cpu fan back in there till i find a better one?

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December 13, 2011 9:46:24 PM

well within normal rates, consider that room temperature is 19-21ish degrees C in the winter and CPUs generate a good amount of heat. so much so that they will fail nearly instantly if the fan is removed.
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December 13, 2011 10:52:44 PM

Thats compleatly fine for a CPU temp. You wouldn't have to start really worrying unless it suddenly shot up to 70+ degree's celcius.
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December 13, 2011 11:11:36 PM

60 is spec max so no worries at all.

December 13, 2011 11:13:31 PM

Thanks very much for the quick posts, ill stick with it then :)  I upgraded from an athlon II 640 which idled a lot cooler.
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December 13, 2011 11:15:36 PM

You can always get a good aftermarket fan/heatsink but again at 37 degrees that's really not that bad at all and is definitly not something to worry about.
December 13, 2011 11:15:45 PM

I was playin skyrim and battlefield 3 to warm it up earlier and it got as hot as 50c
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December 13, 2011 11:17:48 PM

Like I said upgrade to a good aftermarket heatsink/fan that if you aren't using one yet. What case do you have and what is the width? If its big enough you can put something like a Hyper 212 in there. That should keep it pretty cool.
December 13, 2011 11:25:27 PM

My case cost me about 30 quid :)  cheapest part, its standard sized, just fit me mobo in there (Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3) The fan i bought with the cpu is :
and that only just fit aswell. I dont know if its any good, but looks similar to your hyper 212 i just googled
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December 13, 2011 11:33:23 PM

Thats not a bad heatsink/fan and it should keep the CPU pretty cool. I would just play the games you have and don't worry unless it starts to really over heat. The only other thing you can do is get a better case, get more fans or watercool everything.
December 13, 2011 11:37:47 PM

Ok Yea think case is next maybe watercooling next couple of months. And maybe replace the 6870 BE i got, bought that as it was `highly recommended` but i need somethin with a bit better performance, while savin cash at the same time if its possible haha
December 14, 2011 1:47:42 AM

The reason your old CPU was cooler is because it had a lower TDP, 95 watt versus 125 watt and fewer cores, more cores with more power running through them will cause it to generate more heat

also, a second 6870 is a good performance boost and probably would be cheaper then going with something you can't crossfire

look for 6870 Xfire benchmarks :) 
December 14, 2011 1:26:55 PM

Thanks very much dude, i will look into getting a second 6870 in that case. And thanks for the help with my new cpu, the fan looked so unauthordox i thort it would be crap, its good to know im not going to blow myself up :-)
December 14, 2011 1:41:20 PM

Just had a quick look for another one of my graphics cards and cant find it anywhere, does it have to be by xfx same as mine? and does it have to be a black edition same as mine aswell? xfx 6870 black edition 940mhz 1gb gddr5
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December 14, 2011 2:38:29 PM

Temps look fine. My old watercooled setup could hit about 42C idle for crying out loud...

As a general rule, up to about 65C is fine for a CPU. Above that is where you need to be concerned.