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Old 10-23-2009, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Phenom II 940 running at stock speed on a ECS A790GXM-A motherboard. I'm using the stock cooler with a thermal pad.

Core temperatures reach around 63C at high CPU loads. 56C at lower CPU loads. Fans are running at 2760RPM. Comparing with other temperatures I've seen, I think this is definitely a bit high. What could be the problem?
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poor heatsink mount. Try a remount.

poor case air circulation. Clean up wires and check case fans perhaps adding more if necessary.
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I would say try and remount the heatsink also...
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poor heatsink mount. Try a remount.

poor case air circulation. Clean up wires and check case fans perhaps adding more if necessary.
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I meant "also" as in agreement with you haha...Like I second that motion
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Your idle is higher then my loads Remounting the heatsink as others have said makes a big difference usually, then try popping open the side panel a bit, drops my temps by another 1-2c doing that.
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Blow everything out.. Dust kills.. Add a fan or two to the case..

oh, and don't goop too much paste on the CPU.. It will have an adverse effect on the cooling.
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Alright, I cleaned out the thermal pad and applied some Arctic Silver 5 and remounted. I also removed some padding in order to increase ventilation. Now I am able to get idle temperatures down to 39C. Load temperatures on the other hand still reaches the 60s... strange. Could it be that I might need a better heatsink?
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What are your ambient temps?
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Room temperature is just under 20C, but that's because the weather has gotten colder lately, though that hasn't really helped load temps. Inside the case is about 22C.
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