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im idling at 51c on stock cooler is that to hot?

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    65c no that won't damage your chip.
    And H70 is the successor to the H50, so its gonna be pretty good, especially for just 80 moneys.
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    i say that 65C is too hot for a phenom II. lower the OC for now. (or just undervolt at stock)


    MRCL is thinking intel chips, which run hotter but can handle hotter temps.
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    every thing is at stock i just won't play any game for a few weeks tel i get that cpu cooler. not sure how to lower cpu volts.
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    same way you raise em. except backwards.
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    i used a quick over clock setting in the bios and only had it at 3% which is its lowest or disable i didn't mess with any of the other settings except memory settings.
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    Auto overclocking is shit. We would strongly encourage you to do it manually.

    51c idle, and 65c load, while they will probably not damage your chip, are certianly not desireable. That is quite high, even for a stock cooler.

    1. Is it hot (weather wise) for you right now?
    2. Is your case ultra messy? Zero cable management, lots of dust etc that will mess with airflow?
    3. How did you mount the cooler? Check everything to make sure you're getting good contact. If you just stuck the cooler on without cleaning the old thermal paste off, definately clean up.
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    ok i found it it was the vcore setting i set it from auto to 1.3 it was running at 1.39 on auto my temps went down 10c now at 41c
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    thats max recommended operating temps the silicone is fine over 97C+ hence notebook chips carrying 100C temp ratings.

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    41c idle? That's still pretty high... but it's been ages since I've used a stock cpu cooler.
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    I got the same info straight from AMD when I bought my 940. With the stock cooler it would reach 61-63 degrees while gaming and I was worried. That being said, I went aftermarket immediately, the cooler your cpu, the better. Now I'm on water. Prior to that, I had a cheaper Ziggy 963 that kept it below 54 degrees.
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    WOW I have a cheap CPU cooler a 600mhz OC with Q&C enabled with max CPUv at 1.42v and It never goes over 35c with a 72f ambient with 70% humidity but I seem to remember my 920 running at 45c max with a Xiggy DK....I don't think the OP needs to go all out on a cooler I think something along the lines of $30-$50 would workout just fine for em
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    as a phenom II owner i can rebut that comment about 90C not damaging the hardware - it might not damage it, but it WILL be unstable. temps degrades stability fast on phenom II's, especially thubans. lower voltages means lower temps = more stable most of the time.



    as said tho, his crappy auto OC feature had set his Vcore too high. that was it.
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    to be on the safe side no games tel i get a cooler i do like that corsair its going to rock but i cant order it Intel Wednesday i hope its still on sale.
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    well i ordered the corsair cooler i hope it fits in my case i have a cooler master stacker 830 i hope the side fans don't get in the way.
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    i got the corsair h70 cooler today installing it was a bitch but i got it in my idle temps are 22c and when i played vanguard it didn't go over 31c i know thats not a real test but i'll test it later
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    Glad to hear you are getting some piece of mind with a new cooler. Those are some good looking temps:toast:
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