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# 1^Dr_PhiL Feb 11 2010, 12:29 PM
as many of you know I have recently started a lot of topics but w/e. I am using an i7 960 cpu on stock cooling and it's average temp is in the 60 celsius range, any help?

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# 2Guardian Feb 13 2010, 03:46 AM
How much thermal paste did you use? Is your case air circulation good?

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# 3^Dr_PhiL Feb 13 2010, 17:44 PM
the case circulation is great, it's always around 39-40 celsius, but the cpu is always 60 and upwards. For the thermal paste, I don't know how much

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# 4Calneon Feb 15 2010, 13:14 PM
Take the heatsink off and reapply it with some decent thermal paste, Arctic Silver or MX-2/3 will do the trick. Make sure the fan is running too.

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# 5^Dr_PhiL Feb 15 2010, 15:08 PM
can you buy those at any computer store or do you have to order it online?

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# 6^Dr_PhiL Feb 24 2010, 22:55 PM
sorry dumb question, but now I found the real cause of the problem. Something like drive state power failure... anyone have any ideas?

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# 7Vissario Feb 25 2010, 17:50 PM
Doesn't say anything to me.

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# 8^Dr_PhiL Feb 26 2010, 02:41 AM
I'll see if I can get the exact wording next time, but thanks for trying at least.

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# 9Maverick Aug 7 2010, 17:54 PM
I placed a Hyper212+ from Coolermaster over my 965 BE OC'ed to 3.82ghz and it hovers around 45 C during gameplay. Other times, around 32 C. However, my status monitor ( AOD ) shows the temps as 52 C which has me confused. Any help here? I read a lot of reviews on the Hyper212+ which is supposed to keep even the i970 cool.

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# 10|elder|Ap0C Nov 30 2010, 02:47 AM
Umm I might be crazy but 60C is a fine temp for your CPU.

Sometimes the CPU fan will not be raised until CPU reaches 60C, then it just maintains that temp.

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