CPU Running hot

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by UofEEE, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    Okay kids, here's the deal. My CPU runs HOT and I still can't get the darn thing to work. Here's my setup:
    AMD Athlon XP 1900+
    ASUS A7V333-RAID
    Thermaltake Volcano 7
    512 megs PC2700 DDR
    Enermax Whisper 2 fan power supply (350)
    (2) Vantec Stealth Case fans

    IDLE: 55C
    LOAD: 65C

    Yes, the fans are mounted the right way, and the only thing I can think of is that the thermal compound I put on isn't working right. It's driving me up the wall, and I don't know what to do. HELP!!
     
  2. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    It's listed here as being compatable...and the box says up to 1800+ which I believe is only 66mhz slower than it's 1900+ counterpart...hardly enough to warrant a new cooler....
     
  3. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

  4. -[xs]-mirage

    -[xs]-mirage Guest

    WATER

    IF ALL ELSE FAILS GET WATER COOLING BABY!! AND AN XP UNLOCING KIT..... THEN MY FRIEND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FLY!!
     
  5. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    how you figure

    sell your old case on ebay, heatsink sell on ebay and ne other parts u got lying around. good for like 70 bucks or more. now new case with water pump, resivour, radiator, cpu temp probes and all pipes pre assembled. how can you possible go wrong. not to mention the fact that you can overclock the cpu like a mother and still run under 90f
     
  6. niabi

    niabi Guest

    erhmm my CPU which is Athlon 1.2 g is running at 60º IDLE and around 68º load

    is that to much???

    its hard to get good heatsinks here in this part of mexico, but if i need one i will probably have it shipped, is my CPU to hot ?

    nIabI
     
  7. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    extremely too hot. should never go over 55. most people say 60 but play it safe and make 55 ur max. that is way way way, oh did i say WAY to hot for that chip. before i went to a water cooler i had my 1800+ at normal speed @ 105f or 40.5C with a few case fans added in. overclocked @ load it only hit 51c. id say youve got a problem
     
  8. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    i didnt tell you to buy hardware from ebay. i said sell the old stuff. there are a lot of people who disagree with that point of view you have there. i had a $60 case with a $40 ps for a total of $100 i paid. i got $200 shipped for it thru ebay. how can you complain about that
     
  9. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    i should buy more and keep making a profit and milk it till i cant make money nemore
     
  10. niabi

    niabi Guest

    any other tips to cool my CPU probably without gettin aything extra, as i said its kinda hard to do so here.

    :(

    nIabI
     
  11. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    get a few case fans or a new heatsink. there really is nothing else you can do save for getting a bigger case
     
  12. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    I gave you decent. Koolance is one of the best water cooling kits around. not only are they good but everything is built inside the case. check it out.

    www.koolance.com

    its 150 for water cooling kit which includes water resivour, duel pumps, tubing, radiator, cpu thermal probes, liquid and not to mention IT ALL COMES PREBUILT IN SIDE A CASE. all that plus a case for $150. how the hell can you go wrong
     
  13. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

  14. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    I have a better idea.... get a bigger fan, and some good heat compuond, save yourself $100.

    Better to save that money for a faster chip, rather than overclocking it.
     
  15. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    vapochill vapochill vapochill:)
     
  16. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

  17. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I'm currently having a local (very trusted) shop look at it...hopefully they can offer a solution...I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all your help!
     
  18. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

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    u should get a coolmaster super heat pipe, very good heatsink, to bad mine doesn't work on my mobo :'(
     
  19. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    water cooling kits really scares me but i sure believe that's the most efficient cooling device :cool:
     
  20. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    whatever - if u need a good component you must " PAY " for it