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Old 03-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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62c is the maximum safe core temperature. Use AMD Overdrive to monitor the core temperatures and ignore the CPU temperature as the sensor on the motherboard may not be accurate.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #17
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Is that even a good idea? Because if the heat sink is hot enough you might burn your hand there its not something I would personally do since Im not used too touching hot things.
it's fine to do for a very short while, if you're worried lick the end of your finger then just dab the heatsink and listen to the sizzle.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #18
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it's fine to do for a very short while, if you're worried lick the end of your finger then just dab the heatsink and listen to the sizzle.
How about cooking eggs on the sink?
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #19
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How about cooking eggs on the sink?
probably not hot enough.

If it was to warm you'd know when you put your hand near it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #20
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How about cooking eggs on the sink?
Haha. I saw a video about cooking eggs in a GPU. Lol.

Well, my Phenom always go past 80C, not sure why. The Ambient Temperature is 21C. The PC is under my Desktop, the case is open so it ventilates. Still, it's strange that reachs 80C, but i really doubt that's the issue as it's been always on that temperature.

Also checked the Capacitors again, they're fine. Motherboard is also fine. Power Supply too. It's damn strange. :/
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #21
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Is that even a good idea? Because if the heat sink is hot enough you might burn your hand there its not something I would personally do since Im not used too touching hot things.
Feel the force....

The air-flow that is. If that's warm to borderline hot - you have severe issues and the board is going failsafe and shutting down the computer to prevent further damage.

The heatsink will never be the exact temperature of the processor anyway. As long as you touch the top and go lower, you'll find that the top is not as hot as the base.

This is how most heatsinks work - with fins. It's the same on motorcycle engines without water cooling.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #22
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Okay, i've changed the fan to an old one. (I keep the old processors with their fans if something happens). I've put an AMD Sempron Fan (Which it's different from the Phenom one) and it lowered the temperature to 60 - 65C. I'll try to see if it works fine.

PS: I'm Ocean! just new acc.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #23
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Did you clean existing thermal paste/grease before applying more?

60-65c is still hot. My old Athlon 6000 was around 40 on idle and 60-62 on load
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:37 AM   #24
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No one asked where he lives, perhaps there's +40C inside the house already. =P
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