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Topic Title: Phenom II X4 955 CPU Fan Replacement
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Created On: 06/21/2009 04:38 PM
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Answer This question was answered by bsghs02, on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:59 PM

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i replaced it with the Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, and it's already idling @ 39*C, ya'll are awesome! I appreciate the help!!

Brian
 06/21/2009 04:38 PM
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I'm looking at replacing my CPU fan for the Phenom II X4 955, like others I seem to be having issues with cooling, and I don't understand why when there are 5 case fans running(4 front/sides intake & 1 rear outtake), a GPU fan, PSU fan, and the CPU fan. It says it's idling at 49*C I have the latest Artic Silver on the stock AMD fan.. and maybe I'm wrong, but I expected lower temperatures. *frustrating* Was wondering if anyone else had a similar setup as mine, and what their solution was to cool their CPU. I really don't wanna have to take off the 2 side fans for a large CPU fan.

Appreciate any help!
Brian

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955B.E. (AM3)
MB: MSI 790FX-GD70 @ 1.3 Bios
PSU: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar 250gb & 300gb WDC
GPU: BFG 8800GTS
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Edited: 06/28/2009 at 01:48 PM by bsghs02
 06/21/2009 04:43 PM
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I forgot to add that I'm not OC'n it at all... *yet*

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955B.E. (AM3)
MB: MSI 790FX-GD70 @ 1.3 Bios
PSU: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar 250gb & 300gb WDC
GPU: BFG 8800GTS
Sound: Realtek HD Audio w/Logitech 5.1 Speakers
Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Edition
Monitor: LG 226WTQ (1680x1050)
Mouse & Keyboard: Microsoft Cheap Stuff @ Fry's =)
OS: Windows XP Pro (SP3)
 06/21/2009 05:03 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!!
Are you sure all the fans are blowing the right way? Like the front fans should be sucking air into the case, the rear fans should be exhaust fans

Personally, I am not a fan (har) of side fans, they seem to screw things up IMO. But the side fans should also be intake fans, as in blowing air over the video cards.

I only have 3 case fans and have very decent temps, 120mm in the front and rear of the case, and a 240mm on the top exhausting air.

The stock fan should be more than enough if you are not OCing at all, but a cheap excellent performing alternative is the Arctic Cooling Freezer64 CPU cooler.

Good luck!

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 06/21/2009 06:08 PM
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How much Artic Silver did you apply?
What are your MB temps?
 06/21/2009 06:38 PM
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Inexpensive and doesn't require removal of the motherboard to install:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16835185125

A number of us here in the forums (including myself) running 940's use this cooler with great results.

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 06/21/2009 06:56 PM
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What I use

XIGMATEK HDT-SD964 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail









With stellar results.

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the side fans are intake, as well as the front, the exhaust fan is in the rear.

As for the Artic Silver, I only used about as much as a BB per the directions.

The Artic Cooling Freezing 64 Pro fan looks simple enough, and if it's working on the 940, then thats exactly what i wanted to hear! Especially with the price, can't beat that deal.

Really the air coming out of the PC doesn't feel too warm, and I keep the apartment @ 70*F-72*F

The MSI Overclocking center says the system is running @ 41*C and CPU @ 50*C
Core Temp 0.99.5 & SIW says the CPU is running @ 48*C

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955B.E. (AM3)
MB: MSI 790FX-GD70 @ 1.3 Bios
PSU: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar 250gb & 300gb WDC
GPU: BFG 8800GTS
Sound: Realtek HD Audio w/Logitech 5.1 Speakers
Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Edition
Monitor: LG 226WTQ (1680x1050)
Mouse & Keyboard: Microsoft Cheap Stuff @ Fry's =)
OS: Windows XP Pro (SP3)
 06/24/2009 04:59 PM
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Answer Answer
i replaced it with the Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, and it's already idling @ 39*C, ya'll are awesome! I appreciate the help!!

Brian

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955B.E. (AM3)
MB: MSI 790FX-GD70 @ 1.3 Bios
PSU: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar 250gb & 300gb WDC
GPU: BFG 8800GTS
Sound: Realtek HD Audio w/Logitech 5.1 Speakers
Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Edition
Monitor: LG 226WTQ (1680x1050)
Mouse & Keyboard: Microsoft Cheap Stuff @ Fry's =)
OS: Windows XP Pro (SP3)
 11/03/2009 06:45 PM
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Same processor here, im quite new in building computers, this is the fifth one, one for me, my brother, and a couple friends so far.

i was idling at 30-31, then i took out the 80mm fan in the front, too noisy, and now i idle at 32-33, full load is usually 39-41. Mobo temp is 32 most of the time.
Im not overclocking the CPU, and i have the stock fan and heatsink, as well as the thermal paste that came on the heatsink.
I do overclock the GPU since i have intregrated (4200), until i save enough for a 5870.
I use a Corsair 850 W PSU, it has a 140mm fan on it, and i use that one as exhaust fan, since i think that PSU alone moves out enough air. Then i have a Cooler Master 120mm on the side for intake, and thats it for now, i will add a low noise fan in the front 80mm, so i can go back to idle 30-31.

Phenom x4 955, 3,2 Ghz. Win7 x64. Asus mobo M4A785G-EVO.
I might have lower temps coz i keep the system in the basement, and the temp there is usually 18-19.

I know 4200 IGP super stinks, but how much can i safely overclock?, i mean i dont want to mess up the mobo in the first year. also if i overclock CPU, RAM and SidePort mem, what is the max temp that the components can safely handle?
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