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Whats the "normal" idle temp for AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core 9850 2.50GHz Black Edition ?

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Does anyone know what the "normal" idle temperature for the AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core 9850 2.50GHz Black Edition would be?

Is anyone running one of these chips and can tell me their idle temp?

I am running one of these in my system in the minute, cooled by a Zalman CNPS9700-LED CPU Cooler using Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound.

The base idle temperature is around 41 degrees, which I suspect is a little high.

I might well be wrong here so, what's the opinion from the community?

Thanks.

-Ed.
 
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mine idle at 35-36c

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Does anyone know what the "normal" idle temperature for the AMD Phenom X4 Quad Core 9850 2.50GHz Black Edition would be?

Is anyone running one of these chips and can tell me their idle temp?

I am running one of these in my system in the minute, cooled by a Zalman CNPS9700-LED CPU Cooler using Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound.

The base idle temperature is around 41 degrees, which I suspect is a little high.

I might well be wrong here so, what's the opinion from the community?

Thanks.

-Ed.


I do apologise for posting, especially when I have no direct experience of the chip in question, but asking for average idle temps is likely to get you wildly different answers.

Everybody will have a differents cases, different ventilation for said cases, different motherboard construction and layout (yes, this makes a difference), efficacy of the sensor and its reliability at measuring the core temperature and the cooling method of the chip/type of heatsink/etc.

I think the generally accepted/acceptable average is between 30-45oC depending on componentry. The only temperature you should really be concerned with in 99.9% of cases is the load temperature.
 
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41c is fine for idle. what is your load temp?

just remember to keep the load temp under 61c
 
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