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940BE Idle temps too high?

joeyck

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Hey I just changed from a 9650 to a 940BE and my idle temps are 43Degrees is this normal? Or am I screwed? my 9800GTX+ is at 38 - 40 Degrees, I'm worried is this normal for my 940BE?
 

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Hey I just changed from a 9650 to a 940BE and my idle temps are 43Degrees is this normal? Or am I screwed? my 9800GTX+ is at 38 - 40 Degrees, I'm worried is this normal for my 940BE?
what cooler are you using?
 

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also i dont have my side 120mm on my case i just finished putting PSU and CPU in maybe that could be y?
 
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Completely normal. Post up a screenshot of CPU-Z. :)
 

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fuckin ay thank u i was so scard my last amd (9650) was at 28 idle lol i will post SS up soon for now i gotta go contain this freakin antec 650W PSU i got so many freakin cables its crazy
 
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Thats fairly normal for a 940BE. Mine is idling at 40C right now with a Xigmatek Thor's hammer on it. It is also at 3.4GHz and stock voltage.
 

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Oh your the guy that returned his Phenom I for a Phenom II right! how do you like it? run some benches and see the diffrence
 

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with my phenomI it took my GPU a minute or two to stabalize to 91FPS on max everything... i had spikes from like 30 - 91 now i start and end at 91 loving it best upgrade for 28$ i ever made :p also this stocl heatsink is huge i looked at it and was amazed i'v had CD4 running none stop for almost an hourish so its seems to be very stable. will stress it out tonight though :D
 

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hey I just got some pictures of my rig i will post up my PCU pic on here then the whole pic of the rig on my other thread.

I just played some MW2 and the temps were 62Degrees and dropped instantly to around 58 instantly.
 

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When the AC comes on in my house my 940 Idles at 33C My max temps are 44C for today.
 

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I would probably re-seat the HS see what it does with the side of the case off. What is the room temperature? You can try dropping the cpu voltage also.
 
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whats he got for cooling? if its stock raise rpm on fan high as it will go in bios if its possible, and like zod said undervolt cpu some, or leave side cover off
 
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Pick up a decent aftermarket cooler and you'll be fine.
 
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Yeah, my 940 was real high on the stock cooler. Put an after market cooler on it and dropped over 10C under load.
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart

This is the cooler I intend to buy, what do you guys think? Should I get it? I've seen this bad boy in front of me once and it was so quiet but just so darn good... for the prices and the ratings it is getting I think it is a steel. What you guys think?

also I will need 5.98 inc clearance in my case. so with my antec 900 having width of 8.1 inches I think i can handle this bad boy in there. might have problems with my side 120mm fan though.
 
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i would suggest a cooler master hyper 212 plus, even though it went up in price, i highly recommend it, since i had this cooler no matter what i do load temps never go past 55c thats with my pII 920 at 3.750mhz, from 2800mhz stock
 
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That Spin Q might look nifty, but its cooling performance is very mediocre. Your paying more for bling than cooling.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2363&page=4
It is below the performace of the cooler posted above, and well below my old Xiggy s983, which is a very compact cooler. I bought it because I also needed clearance for a side fan. The Spin also doesn't even have direct contact heat pipes.
 
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this thing? looks like its flimsy XD its the same price as the one i posted, how in the hell do i screw the fan into it? :S lol
The Spin-Q is a decent cooler, I know, my brother has it and loves it.

If your going to get the Hyper 212+ don't buy it from newegg, the price has gone WAAAAAAAAAAY up recently. I bought mine on ebay for around $30 shipped new.

Shop around a bit before you buy.
 

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lol 2 people saying to dif. things who to believe?:p

well at the moment i am thinking of a corsair H50 to be honest... also about the spin - Q a lot of ppl saying that it is actually a pretty good cooler... especially with a decent case that will suck in extra air... idk i need to do some research.

and its easy installation for the most part, my Antec allows me to work on the mobo from the back so i dont need to take it out, and if i do then its w/e but all i gotta do is just snap on the back panel of the AM2/AM2+ socket for the H50 then in the front get the AM2+ ring tighten ONLY a little from there i screw out the current rear fan then i add the corsair fan, with two screws then radiator, then tighten it all up get the water block put in the AM2 ring find the teeth on the ring, lock and tighten.. only thing i haven't figured out is were the fk to put the water lol
 
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The H50 is good, but make sure to measure wherever your going to put it before purchasing it.
 
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