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Phenom 940 idles at 40-45C?

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My setup is

 

Phenom II 940 (3.7ghz) 1.45Vcore

T.r.u.e Lapped with Antec Tri-Cool Push/Pull

Antec 300 Case with 2 intake, 2 exhaust.

 

If I lower my vcore to 1.425 I get about a 2C drop. These are idle temps, under load I hit 55-57C. Worried that idleing at 40C+ is going to drastically reduce my cpu's lifespan.

 

Will different fans on the True (i.e. Panaflo) produce a decent drop in temps?

 

Another thing to note is that without the intake fans(@ 32 cfm) running Temps go up by about 2C, so they clearly aren't doing much.

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With an xigmatech s183, triple antec tricools push pull(3 on each side), i got 40 idle and 59 load. Your temperatures are normal. These are 125watt processors, they are metnt o run hot.

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Alright, thanks guys. The solution where I don't have to spend more money is always the best :thumbs-up:

 

Your idle temps are okay, but I wouldn't add anymore vcore until you get a better cooling solution. The Phenom IIs don't like temps much over 55C and around 62C they begin to get 100% unstable and start to shut down. Keep your load temps under 55C and you'll be very happy. This isn't a i7 that can take temps over 65+C

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Worried that idleing at 40C+ is going to drastically reduce my cpu's lifespan.

not at all.

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Yeh I'm sticking with 3.7 ghz, cause anything higher and I need a big voltage increase. When gaming I never go above 50C load, but hopefully my new gtx280 coming isn't going to turn my computer into a heater.

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