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AMD Phenom 955 X4 BE very hot?

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August 18, 2012 10:54:19 PM

Hey i have a problem with my 955, not sure what to do.

On idle or when web browsing or something it goes to about 57 - 62 degrees.

I dont know if its because its hot, beacuse tonight it is very hot. But im getting worried.

http://screenshooter.net/9824576/onscwdx

there is a picture.

I have 3 fans on my computer, one at the back blowing out, one at the side blowing in, and at the front also blowing in.

I looked inside and its fairly dusty in terms of fan blades and all.

What do you guys suggest i do?

Thanks :) 

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August 18, 2012 11:00:07 PM

An 125W CPU isn't that easy to cool, are you using stock?
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August 18, 2012 11:04:12 PM

The quick answer is to clean the dust out of your computer. If your fan blades have dust caked on them, then your cpu heat sink is probably full of dust as well. Clean out the dust, and then look at your temps again.
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August 19, 2012 10:48:07 AM

pkhamidar2com said:
I am using a stock cooler.

Whats a good way to dedust my PC?

Im getting rather worried about how hot it is. Im thinking of buying an aftermarket cooler.

im thinking of getting this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=asc_df_B002G3...



Use a compressed air can and a small clean paint brush, do it out side with both sides taken off, and yes that cooler will perform alot better than the stock one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Duster-Compressed-Flammabl...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-244979-Piece-Disposa...

clean the pc thoroughly before removing old cooler and fitting the new one.
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August 19, 2012 11:11:01 AM

Best thing to do would be to reapply new thermal paste using the pea in the middle method if you left he paste on it that came with the stock cooler, you can buy an aftermarket cooler at a later date if this improves temps immediatly.

I have a 955BE C0 stepping and with a Zalman cnps9900 it idles at 27*C and rarely goes above 48*C on load, even when i overclock it to 3.7ghz without changing the voltage.
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August 19, 2012 12:03:46 PM

Is that screenshot from when you are browsing/idling? Then it certainly does not need 1.4v - In fact, if you are running stock clocks it only needs 1.30ish when under full load and about 0.90-1v when idling/browsing etc.

Check your bios and make sure the voltage is not set to auto. Auto is known for feeding way way too much voltage.
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August 19, 2012 12:07:40 PM

Wow this website sucks, "not allowed to edit this message" ..

Anyway do you have Cool&Quiet enabled as well? That'll drop idle temps by quite a lot.
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August 19, 2012 12:21:57 PM

Try the quick edit icon Bounce, afaik you cannot edit messages as an apprentice, should be ok with Qe though,
I agree on the voltage though, and an aftermarket cooler won't hurt either :) 
Moto
August 19, 2012 6:39:58 PM

Just checking it properly, its actually not a lot of dust now that i look at it. I just looked at the heatsink by opening my pc, and it seems to be a layer of dust just behind the fans, i can make out lines from the metal behind where there is less dust on some areas.

I think it is on coolnquiet. Ill check that though.
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August 19, 2012 6:48:05 PM

If you can make out lines where there is less dust, you seriously need to clean that puppy out man :) 
unplug the fan, or somehow prevent it from moving and blast it with canned air, or if you can remove it and wash properly then do that, remember fresh Thermal paste to remount and remember to plug the fan back in afterwards
Moto
August 19, 2012 7:01:31 PM

You think that will fix the problem of it overheating? No need to buy the after market?


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August 19, 2012 7:06:03 PM

I'm certain that cleaning it will help yes,
an aftermarket would be a nice investment as well, but for now, just make sure that what you do have is working optimally :) 
Moto
August 19, 2012 9:10:41 PM

is it safe enough to use a hoover and suck it up that way?

I dont have any paste or alcoholic cloths on me, or cans of air.
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August 20, 2012 12:16:52 AM

If you don't have any thermal paste then yes, carefully pick the fluff out with a toothpick and vacuum from a distance, do not let the fan spin under any circumstances! You can kill your mobo and chip if you do
Moto
August 20, 2012 4:23:12 PM

I tried using the toothpick method, but the fan is in the way for one side, i cant seem to get some bits of the dust although there is a lot there.

I did manage to get some of it out and the temps did decrease a little.

Hoover, if i do it from a distance the dust will nto suck up, if i do it too close it will probably cause the fan to spin.

Are you sure it will kill my mobo. Apparantly it wont according to my friend.

What do you suppose i do? Hold the fan with one hand still and hoover?
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August 20, 2012 4:32:18 PM

You can disconnect the fan from the mobo and let it spin or take the fan off the heatsink and clean it.
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August 20, 2012 7:13:37 PM

**unplug the fan, or somehow prevent it from moving**
**You can kill your mobo and chip if you do**

Didn't say will, I said can, you may get away with it a million times but then again you may not
As Jay suggested, removing the fan from the Hs is another option that facilitates easier cleaning, just be careful with those small screws :) 
Moto
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