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Topic Title: Phenom II X4 940 63°C - Really Bad Temperature - Screenshot Attached
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Created On: 05/13/2009 01:56 AM
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 05/13/2009 01:56 AM
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giggleface
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Hello.

**Update** really bad - 63°C...

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My Phenom II X4 940 is getting really hot. Did a few renders in 3dsmax and got up to 62°C. Will my CPU melt soon? Cuz I read that 62°C is the maximum temperature...

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Thanks.

Edited: 05/13/2009 at 02:16 AM by giggleface
 05/13/2009 02:38 PM
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conty911
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Well control it really control it by what ever means..
I played GTA 4 and it was touching 60C so turned of computer ,opened both sides of my case put a table fan infront of the CASE temperatures dropped by 10 C and im pleased with it will buy a new thermal paste hope it will further solve my problem..
 05/13/2009 08:20 PM
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grndragon57
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Yes, you are right at the max temp, but no you will not melt your CPU. Those temps, while higher than they should be hurt your CPU right now, But over time they will shorten its life.

You definitely need to get them lower. What CPU cooler are you using. What case and case Fans are you using?

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 05/29/2009 05:13 AM
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Nukkels
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It's obvious that you have faulty mobo sensors as the min is -86. But the one to worry is the CPU's coretemp which looks similar to what a lot of people are experiencing (including myself). I suspect that the Phenom II chips have a high rate of dodgy sensors as well, but this is still unfounded.

What I haven't seen is an owner of a 940 or 955 step up and show their temps are NOT the same, giving proof from HWMonitor. Most people that claim to have lower temps just mention the temp which is more than likely the general CPU temp which is about 30 degrees.
 05/31/2009 05:07 PM
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giggleface
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im using stock heatsink with the stock thermal pad... thinking about getting a better heatsink and thermal compound, but that'll void the warranty. and the cpu is not overclocked either.
 05/31/2009 05:22 PM
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It shouldnt void the warranty, but you never know. But keep in mind, what AMD doesnt know, wont hurt. Meaning if later on down the line, you have problems with the chip and need to RMA it, and they ask you if your using an aftermarket heat sink, tell them your using the stock one.

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 05/31/2009 05:25 PM
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geezer_wheelz
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Check out the case you have, I dropped 26°C just by buying a decent case.
You should have a fan sucking air in at the front of the case, down low is the best, and then at least one exhaust fan at the rear, up high is the best.

This is the case I bought

And it works great! I am not kidding about the 26° drop in CPU temps with this case.

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 05/31/2009 09:11 PM
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NemesisChild
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geezer is absolutely right, proper airflow in your case has a significant impact on temps.
I lowered my 940 temps by a min. of 10c just by switching to a better airflow case.
If you remove your side panel and point a fan directly inside and this lowers your temps, then you have bad airflow inside your case.

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Tunney Prime
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I was having the same problem with my Phenom II 940. I am using an Asus M2N-SLI deluxe, which works with AM2+ processors with the latest bios update, but does not recognize the specific model of processor. Because of this, it was giving it 1.5volts instead of the 1.35 that it should. I changed the voltage in the bios (i actually went down to 1.2v and it still runs fine) and the temperature went from 63C max to 52C max.

good luck!
 06/08/2010 05:37 PM
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Dude, this thread is over a year old! lol

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