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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Darkgundam111, May 7, 2009.

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    So i finally got the thing, and installed it. Pretty darn sweet so far. But I have a few questions.

    First, what are the safe temps I should keep this cpu in?

    second, when i check the temps using everest, i see the 4 cpus and then another that just says cpu, but the 4 cpus are each at around 41C, while the cpu reads 32C. Which do i go by??

    third, How much thermal paste is needed? cuz I was running out, but i managed to apply a thin layer on it before put on the artic cooler (which I believe would be better than the stock cooler - correct me if I am wrong).

    My temps are: idle at around 30-34C and under load 42C (no overclock yet XD)

    Lastly, when i run 3DMark06 1.10, the cpu test shows that I have 0-2 fps, why is this so low?
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    About the temps, Everest sometimes mislabels the sensors. Showing the Motherboard temp under the cpu reading. The true cpu temp will probably be listed as aux. The temps are fine. About the amount of thermal paste, usually about the amount the size of half a grain of rice spread over the surface of the IHS of the processor is enough, the thinner the better.

    As Far as the 3dMark06 CPU test, It's supposed to be between 0 and 2 fps. it's using the cpu alone to render something that's normally done by high end video processors. Actually the cpu score is quite good for a non-overclocked 940.
     
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    oh wow, thank you so much chuck, that clears up a lot of things for me. greatly appreciated :)
     

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