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AMD 6400+ running at 85c with a stock cooler

By eyemfedup2
Aug 8, 2010
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  1. cooler is rather large with copper base and what looks like copper headers lol
    downloaded cpuid hv monitor
    cpu 85c
    mainboard 33c
    core 0 49c

    core 1 51c

    cpu vcore 1.57v

    +12v 12.67

    vbat 3.17


    seems a little hot to me guys

    shouldn't a higher performance fan like this do better

    fans all working and running approx. 3600 rpms

    your thoughts are most appreciated

    thanx
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Try seeing what your bios is telling you about cpu temp. is this a stock cooler?
    when was the last time you applied new thermal compound?
    Have you recently moved the computer? any gap at all, even a .001" gap will heat things up
    third, download a different temp program to verify that reading.
    and is that reading under load , or idle?
     
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    idle

    it is the one i bought with the cpu

    it is an amd cooler but was in a seperate box

    fresh grey paste

    what temp program would you sugest
    thanx
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Try this one
    http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
    in the mean time , look at your bios temp readings, they are usually the most accurate, if you are actually at 85C at idle, your bios thermal setting should be beeping at you, if not shutting it down. unless you disabled the thermal limiter. Is the machine acting odd when it gets this high?
    can you buy different heatsink for it?
     
  5. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    ok
    bios says 50c
    that would seem ok for an amd duo core at 3.2ghz
    correct?
    thanx
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    its acceptable, like to see the load temp, I think 73 is the upper operating range for the AMD x2's
     
  7. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    OK so i guess i need a better CPU fan and heat sink


    i have another maybe stupid question

    how do you remove the fan without yanking out the CPU

    tried twisting gently but the CPU always seems to come out

    I'm afraid of damaging the pins you know
    I've come pretty close but so far have been lucky

    and really how much paste do you put on it?

    I've heard just a dot or few, but I've never seen anyone actually follow that rule

    they always spread it lightly across the surface of the CPU

    I've read to much paste can actually impede the heat transfer to the heat sink

    how do you guys do it?

    as always thanks a million
     
  8. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 728

    Put on just enough TIM to cover the surface of the HIS.
    When you remove the heatsink, twist and gently pull up at the same time. You may have to twist back and forwards whilst pulling up. Take your time, it will come free :).

    Try CoreTemp as RealTemp is for Intel chips :).
     

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