# AMD Processor over temp

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Hello,

What is the speed used now?

Bertus

#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

Did you assemble the PC yourself?
If so did you use thermal grease between the CPU and cooler?
If you forgot to use the thermal grease the cooling performance will be bad and lead to a much higher tamperature.

Bertus

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Hello,

Did you assemble the PC yourself?
If so did you use thermal grease between the CPU and cooler?

Bertus
No. I didn't assemble pc myself. Last week for the first time I was trying to overclock my cpu and I noticed this high temperature issue. Actually few months back I had problem with my ATX supply. At that time, while replacing my ATX as a curious exercise I dismantled my CPU from chassis and did some cleaning and put it back without thermal paste(That was really lame!!). Last week while reading something on overclocking I came to know about thermal paste then I immediately did the correcting action, applied thermal paste. FYI without thermal paste my cpu temp was reaching over 80C. Now it goes to above level. What is the exact issue??? Do I need to use another better quality thermal paste?

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#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

Is it a standard cooler you are using?

Is the CPU fan regulated or fixed?

You might also have a look at this overclockers forum:
http://www.overclock.net/f/

Perhaps they have more concrete solutions.

Bertus

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Stock cooler that came with PIB(Processor In a Box). CPU fan setting is kept for high performance.

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#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

Are the cooler and fan free of dust?
Dust can give a low performance of the cooler and fan.

Are the case fans free of dust also?

Bertus

#### luvv

Joined May 26, 2011
186
Hello,

I have the exact same proc. in one of my builds,awesome performance for the price.
First thing i did was replace the stock cooler,notoriously loud fan...

This is what i went w/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233081

You have to have a full size case cause it's huuuge, but very effective
Also suggest pick up some http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

And use this guide for thermal paste applicationhttp://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38&limit=1&limitstart=5

With this cooler and paste it idles a few degrees above room temp and maxes out around 48C

If you still have issues i suggest you check out this forum http://www.techsupportforum.com/ i stalk it also

Pic is my setup,i have the HHD pulled at the moment to use in another project so it's a little messy.

Best of luck,

-luvv-

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#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Thanks buddy! I'll try to implement your suggestions asap.

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Hello,

Are the cooler and fan free of dust?
Dust can give a low performance of the cooler and fan.

Are the case fans free of dust also?

Bertus
I really don't know how to check that 'dust' issue. On the exterior it looks fine. And in case if it is full of dust how can I clean it up?? I can always try cleaning. By the ways that's what cause this mess-Cleaning the highly efficient thermal grease and running processor for this long without it. Fortunately my processor didn't fry.

#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

I use a aerosol to blow out the dust, like Dust off 67 from kontakt chemie.
http://www.soselectronic.com/?str=371&artnum=33205

Hold the fan still when you are using the aerosol, as the fan may generate a voltage that can distroy other parts as it turns by the flow.

The dust can collect between the fins of the cooler and block the airflow.

Bertus

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#### luvv

Joined May 26, 2011
186
You know, i just noticed you reside in India.

So maybe one critical piece of info missing from your post.

What is the air temp in the room w/ the PC?

I have seen post regarding cooling pc in rooms w/ less the adequate AC.

Most involved liquid,active(TEC) cooling..

There is a possibility the readings are wrong, because the 965 has a max temp of 62c.

At 7O+ c you should be experiencing shutdowns and general erratic behavior.

What Mainboard are you using?

It may need a bios update to read correctly .

#### R!f@@

Joined Apr 2, 2009
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Clean all the dust by removing the sink.

Use arctic silver heat sink compound and properly sit the heat sink.
re-check by removing and observing that the compound has properly spread across the processor.

If not spread then u need to to find the sink is not seated. If OK then re-apply compound and mount the sink.

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
You know, i just noticed you reside in India.
What is the air temp in the room w/ the PC?
Generally around 26/27C. But that may not be an issue.
What Mainboard are you using?
ASUS m4a88TDM-EVO
It may need a bios update to read correctly.
How to update BIOS?

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#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

I can not find the mentioned motherboard on the asus site.
Are you sure of the numbers?

Bertus

#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,760
Hello,

Wich version of the phenom chip do you have?

Rich (BB code):
Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGI),3.4GHz,140W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core	 ALL
1003

1003
The C2 version (140 Watt) will create more heat as the C3 version (125 Watt).
The chip is supported from bios version 1003 and up.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A88TDM/

Bertus

#### @android

Joined Dec 15, 2011
178
Hello,

Wich version of the phenom chip do you have?

Rich (BB code):
Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGI),3.4GHz,140W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core     ALL
1003

1003
The C2 version (140 Watt) will create more heat as the C3 version (125 Watt).
The chip is supported from bios version 1003 and up.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A88TDM/

Bertus
I suppose C3 because with HW monitor my processor power dissipation goes around 117-118W

#### nigelwright7557

Joined May 10, 2008
532
Hello,

Are the cooler and fan free of dust?
Dust can give a low performance of the cooler and fan.

Are the case fans free of dust also?

Bertus
I had this problem with my overheating AMD processor, it would run for 5 minutes then crash Windows. I took out the heatsink and it was completely clogged with dust. I used a paint brush to get out the dust and it was then fine.