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Topic Title: AMD Phenom x4 965 BE overheating.
Topic Summary: Overheating and dont know how to fix
Created On: 04/08/2012 10:00 PM
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 04/08/2012 10:00 PM
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As of right now when just browsing webpages im at 160-175 F temp.

Ive tried reseating the heatsink and reapplying thermal paste but this hasnt helped. I will be in the middle of playing a game and the computer will just shut off. is there anything i can do to lower the heat?

As the title states its an AMD Phenom X4 965 BE

Im savvy enough to put computers together but ive never messed around with voltage or anything commonly associated with overclocking and i was wondering if perhaps underclocking would reduce the temperature a bit.

Anything would help at this point as i can no longer vent cold alaskan winter air through the case as spring/summer is approaching
 04/09/2012 12:27 PM
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I take it your using the stock heatsink/fan?
Well the best thing to do is replace that heatsink/fan with a good aftermarket one, but untill you can can get your self a new one here's a few thing you can try.

Disable the cpu auto fan control or smart fan/quiet fan in the BIOS

set the cpu's clock speed, Bus speed, voltage manualy. don't leave anything on auto

Also make sure you have good airflow though your case.

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 04/09/2012 05:28 PM
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yea, check your voltage i think it supposed to be 1.32 at stock. with the cold air you should not be at that high of temp. if you are overclocking it i would get a better cooler.

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 04/10/2012 07:46 AM
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I use to have the same problem long ago.
Then pick up an after market fan/heatsink and my CPU doesn't even break a sweet.
I highly recommend CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus.

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