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Date:      Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:34:02 +0100
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: AMD Phenom II X4 temperature issues  (was Re: hardware monitor)
Message-ID:  <20130805103402.48efec84@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <456BD576767548F79AC485F631037119@geniepc2011>
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On Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:33:55 +0400
Eugene wrote:

> Hello Gary,
> 
> Also make sure there is no packed dirt on the heatsink -- I don't
> know about AMDs, but older Intel heatsinks often tend to accumulate a
> paper-like layer of dirt on the 'top' of heatsink grid, blocking the
> airflow. I once had several thermal shutdowns on my home PC before I
> found that. This does not seem to happen with newer heatsinks so they
> must have changed the design somehow =)

I had a AMD Phenom II X4 and it had exactly that problem. Every few
months I had to remove the fan to get a brush into the fins. An idle
temperature of 45 C sounds about right for one that's been neglected.



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