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Topic Title: Phenom II X4 955 temp under load hovering around 59-62C
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 01/02/2012 05:19 PM
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Hi, I'm using AMD OverDrive to monitor my temperature and while running the latest Star Wars game (The Old Republic), the temp is hovering around 59-62C, usually at 59C, but an occassional 60-61C, 62C a few times.

I have a Cooler Master Hyper N520 Heatsink fan installed over it (recently installed, Cooler Master thermal compound).

I have a dual-monitor setup, just running SWTOR for about 20 minutes (I usually have it running 6-10 hours a day) and AMD OverDrive and getting this temperature.

I have a decently cool case, my video card (GeForce GTX 470) is averaging about 80C with auto-fan on (which is normal for that).

Is it okay for my processor to be under such load at ~60C for long periods of time every day? (Computer is off for at least 6 hours a day).

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 01/02/2012 06:18 PM
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I feel that this thread would have been better placed if it was in the Phenom Troubleshooting forum:
http://forums.amd.com/forum/ca...?catid=319&entercat=y

How much paste did you use? How did you apply it to the CPU and cooler? How did you mount the cooler?
Is your CPU overclocked? How is your case's cooling?

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 01/02/2012 06:55 PM
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Ehh sorry, I'm relatively new to the forums and I was sent here by a friend. No overclocking, and the cooling of the case if pretty good, the processor is the only thing that was close to it's max. I had a friend who is an expert in this stuff, apply the thermal compound (he did it to the bottom of the heatsink and then placed it onto the processor and then we screwed it in, it's all put in there well. Only concern is that I didn't use Artic Silver or what not, we used the Cooler Master compound. The cooler is mounted in by the 4 screws, with shock absorbers, then backplate on the other side of the motherboard.

I'll repost this in the other section, thanks for the find. I will still watch this one as well.
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I am wondering if there might be bubbles or if the heatsink is not installed fully, supplying enough pressure and etc.

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 01/02/2012 08:33 PM
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It's been hovering at 56 for the past few hours, as compared to 59. It was completely smooth when it was put up to the processor, how could bubbles form? I haven't heard of them before. I'm about 90% sure the heatsink was installed correctly, I'll double check though tomorrow. Thanks for the help thus far.
 01/03/2012 06:13 AM
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Bubbles of air could have been stuck between your heatsink and CPU, causing bad transferring of heat between the CPU and heatsink due to contact that could not be being made amongst the heatsink, paste, and CPU.

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 01/03/2012 09:10 AM
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Yes that's warmer than one would expect but not outside of limits.
A couple questions.
What's the ambient temp? i.e. temp in the room
does the vidcard exhaust outside the case or is it dumping that hot air into the case?

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The temperature in my room was at about high 70's which I found to contribute to the higher 50's C for the processor. After I dropped the room down to 70, the processor dropped to average around 55-56C. The video card fan is blowing down toward the bottom of the case (all inside), but I have two fans on the side of the case blowing the majority of that heat out.

My case is definitely a bit cramped and so I figure I'll have somewhat higher temps than the norm.
 01/04/2012 08:32 AM
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I wouldn't be concerned with 55c ish then.

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