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Topic Title: Phenom II 955 BE Idling at 40C with CnQ...
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 01/16/2010 10:52 AM
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Marshall B
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I'm using the stock HSF with it cranked up to 5000rpm half the time and yet the temps are about 35-40 idling w/ CnQ, under load in prime95 within 15 minutes it was at 60*C which was when I stopped the test... I seated the fan properly, didn't touch the face of the processor or base of the fan so no oil is on it... My case has two fans, a 120mm intake and 120mm exhaust, plus it has a cpu duct right above the processor. I only installed this thing last night, so can I hope to see improvement in a week or so when the thermal paste seals?
 01/16/2010 10:55 AM
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NemesisChild
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Please list your system components in your sig, including your case, PSU, memory, graphic card, etc.

I suspect that you're not getting proper airflow in your case, but need more details about your setup.

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
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Corsair HX850W Modular
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 01/16/2010 10:59 AM
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Marshall B
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Okay, I have 4GB of DDR2 800mhz, stock clock on both the processor and memory. I have a Zotac 750a SLI AM2+ mobo, 8800gt 512, 750W PSU... My case is a Ultra MidX Blaster with two fans as stated, and its all new.
 01/16/2010 11:04 AM
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NemesisChild
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What is the brand and model number of your 750w PSU?

Typically you won't see improvement over time with the TIM that is used on the stock AMD heatsinks.
Only Arctic Silver 5 has a 200 hr. curing period, after which, CPU temps improve.
Two 120mm fans are not providing adequate airflow, heat is undoubtedly building up inside your case.

To prove this theory, monitor your CPU temp with the side panel door off for a few hours.

If your CPU temps improve with the panel door off, then it's definitely an airflow issue.

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
 01/16/2010 11:10 AM
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Marshall B
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It is an Ultra lsp750, but okay I will try with the side off and see if it improves.
 01/16/2010 10:51 PM
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Listen to him, he knows what he's talking about. See my sig. A good cooler with poor airflow will yield cappy results. You need both to cool properly. 26c as I write this

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HAF 922
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Ultra X4 850 PSU
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Corsair H50-Push/Pull
GTS 250 (5970 coming soon)
7 fans......need ....more....fans!
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