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AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Quad-Core (ADX620WFK42GI) Processor Running way to

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September 20, 2012 2:57:10 AM

whats the normal operating temp for the AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Quad-Core (ADX620WFK42GI) Processor? At idle Im a 54 deg cel (130 deg fer) is that normal? My fan kicks in full at about 142 deg fer. which it never did with my old proc athlon 2 215 duel core 2.7ghz, but that was a 65w but stlil under heaver load that one never turned my fan on fulll like this one does. Would a cheap aftermarket heatsink really make a big diff is it worth getting one will the copper pipes and all or just get a better fan, mine is a 3 pin and mostly I see 4 pin fans and some say their both whats the extra wire for?
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September 20, 2012 3:12:53 AM

If you're using the same cooler as you did on your old CPU, did you clean off the old thermal compound and apply new one?

Also, yes, an aftermarket heatsink would make a HUGE difference regardless of whether you're overclocking or not.

Hyper 212+ is one of the best for around $20, just make sure your case fits it. That or a Hyper TX3, a 92MM alternative that fits more cases for around the same price.
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September 20, 2012 3:13:03 AM

I used that selfsame processor, and my idle was about 42 or so. 50-55 under load, but I have unnecessarily good ventilation. A regular cpu cooler but lots of air going through my pc.

What does your ventilation look like?
What thermal paste did you use on the cpu?
Is there a dust buildup on the cpu's heatsink?
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September 20, 2012 3:29:20 AM

yes I cleaned off the old and put on new, and redid it with less compound thinking I put too much on. but still anytime I put a load on the proc my fan blows full speed during any load. Is there a way to turn up the min fan speed to limit the full (noisy all hell) full speed it runs at?






mocchan said:
If you're using the same cooler as you did on your old CPU, did you clean off the old thermal compound and apply new one?

Also, yes, an aftermarket heatsink would make a HUGE difference regardless of whether you're overclocking or not.

Hyper 212+ is one of the best for around $20, just make sure your case fits it. That or a Hyper TX3, a 92MM alternative that fits more cases for around the same price.

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September 20, 2012 3:40:51 AM

AMD Cool'n'Quiet would probably do the trick :)  you can find that inside your BIOS.

How much did you exactly put on? How would you describe it? Grain of rice? Or a pea-sized blob? Your CPU is still running quite hot...so it's a very big concern to me.
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September 20, 2012 3:49:42 AM

less than a pee size more than rice



mocchan said:
AMD Cool'n'Quiet would probably do the trick :)  you can find that inside your BIOS.

How much did you exactly put on? How would you describe it? Grain of rice? Or a pea-sized blob? Your CPU is still running quite hot...so it's a very big concern to me.

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September 20, 2012 3:53:59 AM

Max operating temp. 55c-71c, anything below that is fine. The four pin fans are called PWM fans (pulse width modulation). In order to use them Correctly! your motherboard must have the four pin headers, I assume yours does. It sounds like you updated the processor but not the heatsink and fan, please tell me you didn't! If that is the case get an aftermarket cooler that is made for that processor.
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September 20, 2012 3:56:38 AM

i tried installing AMD Cool'n'Quiet but it wouldnt install saying I didnt need it and it is not in my bios it doesnt even tell me the temps or have much of anything that can be changed (HP Pavilion p6203w Mainboard : PEGATRON CORPORATION NARRA5 _)

Computer Type : Desktop
Model : HP Pavilion p6203w
Item # : 24177
Product Code : DES-HP-488
Processor : AMD Athlon II X2 215 @ 2700MHz
Mainboard : PEGATRON CORPORATION NARRA5
Chipset : nVidia GeForce 6100V
Processor Socket Type : Socket AM3 (938)
Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Hard Drive 1 : 500GB
Hard Drive 2 : None
Video Card + Video Card Memory Size : NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 128 MB
Optical Drive : DVDRW (DVD BURNER)
Network Card : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless Card : None

upgraded video to amd radeon hd 6670 2gig
new proc AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Quad-Core (ADX620WFK42GI) Processor
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September 20, 2012 4:05:30 AM

my low end is 54c at idle and i have the factory heatsink cause the lady at the corner comp store by my house she said the one from my athlon 2 215 duel core would problably work but I see now that Ill have to get a aftermarket one. Does it need to be spacificaly for athlon 2 quad or would a Phenom one work also. but my fan plug is only a 3 pin





knightdog56 said:
Max operating temp. 55c-71c, anything below that is fine. The four pin fans are called PWM fans (pulse width modulation). In order to use them Correctly! your motherboard must have the four pin headers, I assume yours does. It sounds like you updated the processor but not the heatsink and fan, please tell me you didn't! If that is the case get an aftermarket cooler that is made for that processor.

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September 20, 2012 5:45:44 AM

Maybe it's just a bad cpu?
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