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Topic Title: AMD X2 6400+ Temperature?
Topic Summary: What is a normal temperature for 6400+?
Created On: 11/16/2007 11:42 AM
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 11/16/2007 11:42 AM
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Vatslav
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Hi all AMD fans!

I am new here and I am sorry if this has been asked before...

I just bought "X2 6400+ Black Edition" today, and I was wondering about what's a normal temperature for that processor?

My cooler is "Asus Triton 70" and my temperatures are:
IDLE: 40-44
FULL LOAD: Highest was 58 so far.

Is that a normal temperature for 6400+? Or is it too high?

By the way, I just noticed that I can update my AMD driver to Version 1.3.2.0053 (from September 2007) and my current driver is from 01-04-2004 lol! I usually never update CPU drivers, but are there any benefits in updating the CPU drivers?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.

Edited: 11/16/2007 at 12:08 PM by Vatslav
 11/16/2007 01:37 PM
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63 is the max spec on the 125w 6000 and 6400.. you're fine.. my 6000 runs around 55-57 with the stock amd cooler...
imo, I'd go ahead and update the driver. the one you have at 2004 is pretty dated. the new one is for the dual and quad core cpus.

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 11/16/2007 02:17 PM
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Vatslav
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Thank you MikeB12
 11/29/2007 09:37 AM
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flaerp
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Oh, got the same cpu, but with a schyte ninja cooler on, it's suposed to be a exelent cooler ( as far as i'w been told ) and fan but my cpu temp peaks up at 64 when i push it :/

Suspected that it was a bit high for the cpu when i started it up and tested it for the first time so i got some new better cooling paste and checked the cooler fittings etc, but it dosnt seem to help
I gues i might have a problem here?..

Edited: 11/29/2007 at 09:38 AM by flaerp
 12/04/2007 10:35 PM
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Mine's running between 50-56 idle and when pushing it hits 67 at times! Using the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro cooler with MX-1 paste. Thinking this is a bit high so posting for opinions
 12/05/2007 07:12 AM
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yeah, that's high. the freezer pro should be adequate. might wanna ensure you have good case ventilation and most likely a good hsf seating.
max temp spec on the 125w cpu's 6000 and 6400 is 55-63c. my 6000 with the stock hsf runs about 57c full load and idels in the 40's.

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 12/06/2007 03:23 PM
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Did some testing on my cpu now and when doing the stability test on Everest, 100% load in 20 min's on both cpu cores i get a average temp of 57c now. Thou i get som spikes now and then that hits 60+ as i mentioned before but i nothing im worried about now
 12/07/2007 01:16 PM
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Spectre
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I purchased this same processor but used the Zalman cooler and my Thermaltake Armor Series case. I idle at about 29-31 and under load it spikes to about 35-38.

When I say under load, I mean a heavy load from running Crysis on all Highs =)
 03/12/2008 03:11 PM
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Okay, I bought an AMD 64 X2 6400 (Not black edition) its rated at 125 Watts, 3.2 GHz. Anyways, I built my computer from scratch yesterday... as I was putting the cpu fan/heatsink (stock one) it was hard to get it to snap onto the motherboard... kept having to force... but didnt want to force it too much, scared to crack the motherboard or the cpu chip... anyways, im a noob... so I finally got it to lock in place... but noticed it was a little uneven on the socket... whatever it turned on, no smoke... was all good... put everythin together... anyways, my Bios was telling me right from startup the cpu temperature was 40 degrees CELCIUS!... that was crazy for me since my AMD 64 X2 5600 at 89 watts was only 20 degrees celcius at startup in the bios...

So I downloaded SpeedFan and Core Temp... both were indictating that while my computer was just on desktop, running msn messanger.. it was around 45 degrees celcius for the first core... and 48 celcius for the second core :S yikes!!!

Then I started converting a video from AVI to VOB using "Super" program... its an awsome program and free... anyways. CPU usage went up to 60% which is normal... it uses alot of cpu power.. anyways.. IT WENT TO 65 degrees celcius and 78 degrees celcius on the second core!!! I went online, noticed alot of people saying this processor runs very hot... and that I need an aftermarket fan/heat sink... but come on... this stock cpu fan and heat sink is a big boy.. looks like most aftermarket fans... so i knew it couldnt just be lack of cooling power...

SOLUTION: The HSF (heat sink fan) was infact uneven... so i took it off again... didnt bother to buy new thermal compound, just left the stock one on... I repositioned it... evened it out... pushed down like crazy on the locks... finally got it in place! snapped it down, yay... plugged everythin again... started comp... omg CPU temp in bios was only 22 degrees celcius... and when i had desktop, msn messanger... was at 28-30 degrees celcius... With SUPER program converting... cpu usage was 60%, then noticed temperature on core 1 was only 34 degrees celcius and core 2 was 37 degrees celcius... WHAT A CRAZY DIFFERENCE!!!! I ran Diablo 2 as well, and counter strike, as well as the SUPER converting program... CPU usage was at 100% but was still running fast... guess what... temperature was only 40 degrees for core 1, and 42 degrees for core 2. Mind you my computer is in the basement, and im using a NZXT LEXA BLACK LINE case, amazing air flow... worth the 100 dollars spent on it... came with no Power Supply though. Anyways my computer specs are:

AMD 64 X2 6400 NOT black edition 3.2 GHz
OCZ platinum Vista ready 4 GB PC2-6400 800 MHz RAM
Biostar T-Force 7050-M2 mother board with HDMI (Micro ATX)
Seagate 320 GB 16 MB buffer 7200 rpm hard drive SATA
Lite-On DVD/CD burner 20 x speed

No graphics card, just using the intergrated card.

Paid 600 dollars with taxes for everything, built myself... so I cant complain.
 03/13/2008 11:51 PM
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I have a 6400+ x2 on a asus m2n32-sli premium with a cooler master TX2 (had to modify it so it blows out the back) i run between 39c and 42c Idle and 55c under hard load. Overclocked to 3.31 ghz it went to 60c hard load so i went back to stock speed, My question is why the ***** i bought a AM2 my 939 did 9112 in 3dmark and this only does 9689 at stock speeds!! what a piece o-crap i woulda kept my 939 and threw a opteron in it if i knew this.
 03/17/2008 10:41 PM
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Mine got to near 80C after running 10min of prime95... is this normal?
 03/17/2008 10:52 PM
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MikeB12
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here's full specs on the 6400 http://products.amd.com/en-us/...pCPUDetail.aspx?id=33
notice max temps are 55-63c

if you're over that at full load, you need to look into what's wrong. wrong hsf, bad hsf seating, bd case ventilation, etc...
but if you're seeing high temps in short amounts of time, then it's in 99.9% of the cases either a bad hsf seating, or you tried to use a hsf that is not up to the task.
(read horseboy's reply above)

full load means 10minutes+ of OCCT http://www.ocbase.com/perestro...en/index.php?Download
it will load at 100% util... 60% load will not give you an accurate max temp reading..
and monitor it with hwmon http://cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

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 03/24/2008 09:27 AM
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Hi All

New to this Forum but I have almost the same thing but with a 5000+ black I'm running it on a ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe using coretemp it shows 41c on core 1 and 31c on core 2. I have tried a cooler that comes with the 6000+ I've tried a Thermaltake TMG A1 and now a Silenx IXTREMA with Arctic Silver 5. Still the same it's being overclocked to 3.0 with a FSB of 200 and a malt of 15 core V is set at 1.40 and no mater what I do the Idle temp still runs 10c higher on core 1 then on core 2. I have 2 other computers one running a 5600+ and a Intel E6300 both run really close in temps on both cores. I have even run a differnt chip in this same borad befor getting the 500+ black and it did not run like this. So is has to be something with the chip it self. Any one have any ideas why? Should I even worry about it? Under load the 1 core may get up to say 62c the second one gets up to say 52c.
 05/27/2008 01:08 PM
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Hi there!

I also have a 6400 BE and I use the ZeroTherm BTF90 it keeps my little monster at 25 - 29 c idle and at 35-40 c loaded

and i would like to ask how about the cores whats the normal temperature for each core??
 05/27/2008 01:25 PM
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Hello all. To answer a few of your questions all at once. Single core temps matter not BUT 10c difference on core to core is not normal. The normal range is 1c to 4c max for core to core temp difference. If your higher then this , then your os IS NOT utilizing each core right. The fix for this is as follows

Make sure your bios is fully up to date
make sure your os is appropriately updated and configured for a dual core CPU
a new install of your os MIGHT be necessary

Ideal temps for your CPU over clocked or stock are 31c to 37c idol 44c to 58c max load

All thou individual core temps do not matter in the slightest a great deal of temp difference can be a sign of a faulty configuration of your OS and drivers.

It is also possible temps are not reading right. Be sure to use the newest and latest version of what ever your using to read your temps and update your motherboards bios to the latest.
 06/05/2008 04:01 PM
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I've been reading this thread for the passed week and now that I finally have my 6400+ installed I would like to add a reply here to post my results, as I had previously been concerned/worried about the temperature of the CPU especially because my house has minimal air conditioning and the room temperature gets to 90 F or more sometimes in the summer.
I'd like to say, because I hadn't read it before online and it's really cool to know, that the heatsink/fan that came with my proc is very nice. It has a copper plate that touches the CPU with copper heatpipes that go up into the aluminum heatsink fins with the fan on top of that naturally. I was very pleased when I saw this as it's a hardcore upgrade from my previous CPU (the 4000+ model) which didn't have any copper there.
After idling, playing games, and just other normal use of my computer I've kept note of the temperature using Hardware Monitor (as well as going into my Bios to see what it says the temperature is) and here's my results:
(ambient room temperature ~30 C)

Idle : 33 -> 40 C
Playing games like Doom 3 / UT04 / Bioshock : 45 -> 51 C

With a good game like the ones mentioned above running in a window, the CPU appears to have a steady temperature of about 50 C no matter what and a peak of ~51 C.
I must say I'm amazed and surprised and very happy to see these results. Also, right now my living-room temperature where I am right now is 85 F (31 C) and while I'm typing this my CPU temperature says 37 -> 38 C,, being that my CPU usage is under 2% with just a webpage and HW monitor running (and Steam just in the background). It's my opinion that the stock HSF that came with my CPU is very good and I especially like the copper. Also I've seen that my CPU fan has gone between 3200, and 4000 rpm when it gets to ~50 C.

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Edited: 06/05/2008 at 06:58 PM by Ketzer
 06/09/2008 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by: Ketzer

Also, right now my living-room temperature where I am right now is 85 F (31 C) and while I'm typing this my CPU temperature says 37 -> 38 C,, being that my CPU usage is under 2% with just a webpage and HW monitor running (and Steam just in the background). It's my opinion that the stock HSF that came with my CPU is very good and I especially like the copper. Also I've seen that my CPU fan has gone between 3200, and 4000 rpm when it gets to ~50 C.



Nice temp, is the fan noisy?
 06/09/2008 10:55 AM
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your temps are a dead match to mine @ 3.55 Ghz on stock cooler with a after market 92mm case fan added to the top of the HS unit.
 07/18/2008 10:18 PM
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NO NO NO , you have a serious heat problem with that cpu ! 63c is max safe temp for a 6400+ , 55c is where amd says load should hover around , 80c imlim ? you better fix that temp !!!

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 10/18/2008 11:01 AM
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I got an 6400 black edition.
when i got it i noticed its a real hothead.

So i upgraded my cooling system and bought a new case aswell bith a much better airflow

here are my specs

AMD Athlon X2 6400 Black edition @ 3.7 Ghz
Idle 30-35 C
100% Load 68C ( i know its too high but my cpu is at 3.7 and not at 3.2 anymore)

I use a Termaltake Armor case with 3 Casefans and for cpu cooling i use a Scythe Mugen with Artic Silver 5 termal paste.

Manufacturer : Alex Liu
Mainboard : Asrock ALiveNF5-eSATA2+.
Chipset : nVidia nForce 520
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ @ 3700 MHz
Physical Memory : 6144 MB
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 8500 GT
Hard Disk : WDC (160 GB) ( also got a 500 gb and a 160 gb but are not connected right now)
DVD-Rom Drive : CRQ QNGDEJGHI3CD SCSI CdRom Device
Monitor Type : ACER AL1706 - 17 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (mei 2008)

Processor Temperature : 34 °C
Processor Temperature (Core 1) : 23 °C
Processor Temperature (Core 2) : 28 °C
Mainboard Temperature : 32 °C
Power/Aux Temperature : 34 °C
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