Originally posted by: calthaer
I'm extremely pleased with this solution so far; we'll see how it goes once I start to fire up the gamez. The CROSSHAIR II makes it somewhat easy to try overclocking and I will probably do that at some point to see what it'll do.
Sounds like a very nice build you've put together...!!!
But you'll probably find that its when you start OC'ng that the temps will start to climb...!!
As an indicator, my 9950BE @ 3311Ghz OC'd from 2.6Ghz, idles at 36C and load temps get up to 48-50C....this is using water cooling.. and with C'nQ disabled.
With C'nQ enabled I get idle temps of 26-28C and load temps again in the 48-50C mark..!!
I use a multiplier increase and voltage bump to OC my Phenom, and its the voltage increase in particular that causes the temps to increase.
There are plenty of apps that you can use to stress the system to check the CPU stability and temps...!!
There are some built into some tools like AMD Overdrive, that monitors and reports your system statistics and has a built in stress stability test that will load your CPU cores to 100%.... this isn't as demanding as some tests though...!!
You can try using multiple instances of Prime95 to load and stress test the system as well...!!!
Another tool for monitoring system specs is Everest Ultimate and this also has a built in stability test, again not as demanding as Prime95, but is adequate for measuring Load temps over a sustained period of time..!!!
All these can be downloaded.... and are readily available...!!!
Originally posted by: sinister_steve
Ok Kab i read ur post on page 3 and I have no idea what you said ? can you help me out I have a phenom 9850 be and a asus m3a32-mvp deluxe mobo and a antec gaming case with 5 fans that are on high always ,i have not overclocked anything and my idle is at eround 50c and load it gets up to 68c I have tried different heat sink fans which made the temps worse ive used 3 different types of heat sink greece and im still getting to hot for my likeing...Can you explain what to do please I am quite new to all this bios changing stuff ...Thanks..Steve
It sounds as though you are having a tough time getting your temps to drop to a level your comfortable with...!!
First of all what Heatsinks have you tried with your Phenom 9850...???
As you've found out you need a good quality HSF to provide good cooling for the 9850...!!! The stock HSF is adequate, but not if you intend to OC the CPU by much..!!
From the temps your getting I'd think that your case cooling may need looking at, and making sure that there is a good airflow through the case... you should also consider the positioning of your PC Case, is it in an enclosed space with poor ventilation, I;ve seen some people keep their PC Cases in a desk cupboard..
The next thing to consider is the ambient room temperature, if your in a stiflingly hot room to begin with then the air being drawn in and used to "Cool" the Heatsink is already warm, then this will reduce the efficiency of any Heatsink that is installed...!!!
So if you can post the following that will give an idea of where to begin:
1. The make and model of your current CPU Heatsink?
2. The make and model of your Case?
3. The size and speed of all Case fans installed?
4. The ambient room temperature?
5. The location of your PC Case?
All of these are key factors in the thermal properties of your PC..!!!
I'm assuming that you have already ensured that your heatsink is fitted correctly and that you have applied the correct amount of TIM...!!!
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