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Will my processor be alright? (Phenom X3 8650)

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August 25, 2012 6:08:10 AM

I am using AMD Phenom X3 8650.
I've re-apply the thermal paste and the temp got 60 C on idle and became ~80 C on full load in hours, a lil bit better than before (~70 C).
I checked the BIOS, the warning alarm set on 80 C and the automatic shutdown set on 90 C, while the target temperature is 50 C. Then, I set the fan into 4688RPM (it was 4400RPM), but the temp only decreased by 0,5 C.

Is it a normal temperature and a good setting for Phenom X3 8650?
I am using this processor with this condition in 3 year. Should I buy a new cooler?
The case is Simbadda V10852 using 600W power supply (my system watt usage is ~380W). The motherboard is abit an52v.

Thanks for reading my question guys :D 
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August 25, 2012 7:29:59 AM

re apply the thermal paste, make sure to use about a pea sized dot in the middle, and let the cooler spread it out

and remember to clean off the cpu+heat spreader, best with 90% alcohol, but 70% works well too
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August 25, 2012 6:17:13 PM

nna2 said:
re apply the thermal paste, make sure to use about a pea sized dot in the middle, and let the cooler spread it out

and remember to clean off the cpu+heat spreader, best with 90% alcohol, but 70% works well too



reapplied the thermal paste and cleaned the cpu+cooler, nothing changes...

EDIT: the RPM goes down while the processor temp is not changed. does it mean the cooler becomes more efficient?
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August 25, 2012 7:49:53 PM

what paste are you using? some have to cure and will get better over time (such as arctic silver 5)
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August 26, 2012 4:07:20 AM

Im using ZP heatsink thermal compound.
The heat conductivity is >1.22W/m.k. Its not very effective.. -__-

Gonna change it. btw should i change my cooler too? i have around 100$ budget to spend, any recommendation?
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August 26, 2012 6:43:57 AM

CM hyper 212 +/evo is what i reccomend, keeps my overclocked PHII cold
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August 27, 2012 8:47:38 AM

whoa.. a lot of nice review on the net about it. ill look forward into buying it :D 

( i hope i found it here -__- )
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August 27, 2012 11:50:18 AM

max temp Phenom X3 is 71C ... ^+1 CM hyper 212 +/evo
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August 27, 2012 10:58:04 PM

if I had $100 budget with that system, the first thing I would be looking at is if the motherbd can run and Athlon II or Phenom II cpu...
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August 29, 2012 2:35:42 PM

popatim said:
if I had $100 budget with that system, the first thing I would be looking at is if the motherbd can run and Athlon II or Phenom II cpu...


I am afraid that i have to change the cooler after buying it... :( 
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August 29, 2012 11:32:03 PM

They come with a cooler. unless you want to overclock then the stock one is fine.

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August 29, 2012 11:34:28 PM

Make sure the mounts on the motherbd for the cooler aren't loose.
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September 3, 2012 10:55:31 AM

i see.. thank you for your answers :) 
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