955 Cooling question

ssguy24

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So I'm bored at work, and I've decided what better thing to do than find other bored people to answer my questions.

I have an AMD 955 BE.

My temps idle are around 44 C
Gaming up to 54 C

I have a decent case, lian li, and good airflow.

cooler is stock.

I really want the new Corsair H50 went it drops towards the end of June, but until then, how are the other 955 BE owners temps? Stock heatsink or not, idle/gaming/full load etc
 
Don't bother with the H50. It's pretty cr@ppy.


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252455-29-water-cooled-computer#t1801333
 

ssguy24

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Maybe my question got misconstrued, because the responses I got had absolutely nothing to do with my question, so allow me to reiterate: What are other 955BE users temps?

Im not going to do water cooling for a multitude of reasons, primarily because it's not necessary for my needs, and secondly because my ps case isnt large enough to handle the type of system I would want.

I don't know how your hating on the H50 when it hasn't been released yet.

I thank you for the responses, they just aren't in the realm of answers I expected for a temps question
 

zingfharn

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Are you overclocking? I'm running pretty hot, most of the time.
38-40C with Gelid Silent Spirit, at stock speed/voltage, idle load.
at 3.7GHz (multiplier change only) and 1.425 volts, it sits up at 60-61.
at 3.8GHz (multiplier change only) and 1.525 volts, it seems stable, but can't stay cool - hits 63 in about 5 mins, at which point I stop the tests running.
I grabbed a Noctua U12P cooler and installed it a couple of days ago. Giving it a couple more days for the thermal paste to dry/set/whatever it does. I'm told the metal compounds can take up to 3 days to properly set.
Initial tests, though, show about the same - I can't get the thing cool enough to run at x19, 1.525 volts. Any lower voltage and it's terribly unstable (crashes after a few seconds of usage).
I still don't really understand the overclocking thing, though, so I may perhaps need to change other voltages, or something.

IT's a similar deal if I try to overclock by bumping the clock speed.
I get to 230 stable at 1.425V, runs at 59-60V
235 or higher require similar voltage, which can't be cooled enough.

Currently looking into different fans, to see if I more air over the radiator will cool faster.

It may just be my chip, but it does seem to run really really hot.


 

ssguy24

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That's the thing, I'm not overclocking and yet my temps are pretty high. I didn't know if I didn't seat the heatsink correctly or if it was a problem everyone was having, that was why I asked.

Where have you been purchasing your coolers from? Im interested to know if the new Noctua cooler you purchased showed any promising signs (for lowering temps).
 

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don't know if this helps I have a 9950be that runs 31-32 on stock cooler and from what i understand i thought that the newer chips were supposed to be cooler. That seems a little high for a none overclock but nothing to be worried about. If you do decide to overclock don't bother with the stock cooler I tried and its pointless unless you just want .2 to .3 Ghz out of it.
 
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