CPU Temperatures?

Hi, I know I've probably asked this more than once now but I can't seem to get a proper answer

I have just installed the CM TX3 Evo on my Phenom 965BE on stock clock and i think the temps are too high

Idle:40C
Load:56C

Are these not too much?
Did I use too much thermal paste?
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  1. Is your 965 the 140W model or the 125W model?

    40c idle seems a bit high

    56c load may be a bit high as well--depends what you mean under load

    normal usage load or prime95 etc

    how much thermal paste did you use?
  2. BuddiLuva said:
    Hi, I know I've probably asked this more than once now but I can't seem to get a proper answer

    I have just installed the CM TX3 Evo on my Phenom 965BE on stock clock and i think the temps are too high

    Idle:40C
    Load:56C

    Are these not too much?
    Did I use too much thermal paste?
    What's the ambient temperature in the room?
  3. Idle temps are a bit high.

    If thats under full load, very good temps.
  4. mcnumpty23- Its the 125W Model, And the load temps are prime95 full load. I think i used a tiny bit more than a pea size, it looked like a rather thick-ish layer over the CPU

    GhislainG- Ambient temp is no more than 21-22c

    manofchalk- That is Prime95 load temps, when gaming its around 52-53c, shouldn't it be much lower because thats almost identical to the stock heatsink that came with the CPU?
  5. Quote:
    I think i used a tiny bit more than a pea size, it looked like a rather thick-ish layer over the CPU
    It should be a very very thin layer. The purpose of thermal paste is to fill the voids, not to isolate the CPU from the heatsink.
  6. GhislainG said:
    Quote:
    I think i used a tiny bit more than a pea size, it looked like a rather thick-ish layer over the CPU
    It should be a very very thin layer. The purpose of thermal paste is to fill the voids, not to isolate the CPU from the heatsink.


    I didn't mean really thick, should it be thin enough to see the cpu?
    I will try to re apply it again tonight, hopefully that is the issue
  7. mcnumpty23 said:
    40c idle seems a bit high

    Depending on what fan profile is selected, idle temperature may have little to no meaning since the fan may be practically stopped at idle which would naturally cause "high" idle temperature.

    As long as load temperatures are fine, there is nothing worth worrying about.
  8. InvalidError said:
    Depending on what fan profile is selected, idle temperature may have little to no meaning since the fan may be practically stopped at idle which would naturally cause "high" idle temperature.

    As long as load temperatures are fine, there is nothing worth worrying about.


    yep thats true--load temperatures are more important than idle

    though if amd cpus downclock and lower voltage like intel when idle it still seems a bit high

    but 56c under prime95 seems not bad for a 125w cpu
  9. mcnumpty23 said:
    yep thats true--load temperatures are more important than idle

    though if amd cpus downclock and lower voltage like intel when idle it still seems a bit high

    but 56c under prime95 seems not bad for a 125w cpu


    So 56c is good for stock clocks with a TX3?

    Thats only about 3c cooler than the stock heatsink

    Also I was planning on OC'ing but I guess there is no headroom for that.
  10. one or two fans on the cooler?

    and just looked and it seems to be a push pin cooler

    so 1st thing i would check is that all the push pins are properly engaged as they are notorious for not engaging properly

    though as i said 56c doesnt seem too high to me as prime95 is a severe test

    and depends how fast the fans going--the stock heatsink fan may have been going much faster
  11. mcnumpty23 said:
    one or two fans on the cooler?

    and just looked and it seems to be a push pin cooler

    so 1st thing i would check is that all the push pins are properly engaged as they are notorious for not engaging properly

    though as i said 56c doesnt seem too high to me as prime95 is a severe test

    and depends how fast the fans going--the stock heatsink fan may have been going much faster


    Only 1 fan, and the pins are pushed in fine, I might try redoing the thermal paste. The room is about 29c now and the idle temps are 46c and 60c on load
    Isn't that too much
  12. Earlier you wrote that the room temp was not over 21-22°C. If it's 29°C, then the temps are a bit high, but not that much. What are they when you cool the room to 22°C? It should it make a significant difference.
  13. This is a one off it being 29c since its been really hot today, which idle has been around 46 and load 60

    But normally when ambient is 21-22c Idle is around 40c and Load is about 56c
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