How hot is too hot ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by miss_kalel, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. miss_kalel

    miss_kalel Luthor Corp

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    Hi,
    I'm new here... i was wondering...
    i have a amd athlon 1500+ and my cpu temp is at 57 celcius. Is that hot ? i don't want it to overheat. What is the normal temp for this cpu? I'm planning on gettting a new heatsink. Any suggestion?
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    thats not hot. My 2600+ runs at 55 - seems a standard temp for athlon XP's without extreme cooling.
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    if it gets to 65 then.. RUN! hehe id take a can of compressed air and get the dust out between the heat sink you prob drop 5 degrees. (if you havent done this in awhile)
     
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  5. miss_kalel

    miss_kalel Luthor Corp

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    Even if i clean out the dust in the fan.... it'll be around 53 celcius. So what is the average temp for a amd 1500+ ? it got up to 60 once... so is it worth changing the heatsink ?
     
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    miss_kalel Luthor Corp

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  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    mine runs @ 40C and i thought that was overdoing it hahaha
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    My old system ran at around 65C without any problems. :p
    But would be adviseable to keep it below 57-59C.
     
  9. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    When i saw the thread heading i thought you were talking about a hot lady, i know shallow as i am.
     
  10. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    Generally, when your CPU starts billowing smoke, making sizzling noises or suddenly decides to stop working, you know things are getting too hot :D