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Fx 4100 hitting 60C under load

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August 23, 2012 8:09:00 PM

i have a tx3 evo cooler and the fan doesnt seem to spin very fast and under load my fx 4100 hits 58-60 C and the fan spins at around 1100 rpm, is this a normal temperature? also how can i increase the fan speed?

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a c 109 à CPUs
August 23, 2012 8:37:43 PM

Have you overclocked your CPU at all? Also, is the mount for the cooler properly installed? Also, what is your ambient temperature?
August 23, 2012 9:00:31 PM

nope, its still at stock speed (3.6ghz) and the cooler is mounted right with heat paste and i dont know the ambient temperature
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 23, 2012 9:12:53 PM

How much thermal compound did you apply?

You may want to check some things inside the BIOS regarding the CPU fan spinning up if this problem persists.
August 23, 2012 9:26:07 PM

right now its running at 57C on minecraft, i put a pea sized blob of thermal paste on and ive tried changing the fan speed in bios but it didnt work
a c 109 à CPUs
August 23, 2012 9:31:35 PM

How is the cable management inside your case? Is there ample room for air to move towards the CPU cooler?

Also it would be great if you could show me a screenshot of CPU-Z with your CPU under load, I'm concerned about the voltages now.
a b à CPUs
August 23, 2012 10:06:38 PM

are you monitoring the internal cpu temp or the motherboard socket temp? if thats the mb socket, thats fairly normal. If thats the internal cpu temp, may be a bit high.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 23, 2012 10:30:58 PM

^ Thanks for pointing that out, forgot about the socket and core temps :lol: 

However, those voltages seem pretty high for a stock FX-4100...I think you should be able to lower it down to the 1.3xv range. My Phenom II ran stock at 1.3v, no doubt a more power efficient chip would be able to.
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