System Temperature

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Andy, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    whats a good temp for my processor to be running at? its like 90 degrees apparently, but wouldnt it have burst into flames and buggered up?
     
  2. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'd Shut down quike And try to find out what's wrong. The safe temp for an athlon is up to around 85C although under 65 is better. Anything over 65c and cpu errors start. Mine runs around 50c
     
  3. Andy

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    its been running fine, no errors, for over a month, but the temp is apparently high. i dont know whats up, im going to try adjusting the clock speed, i think it may be higher than regulated.

    my heatsink is also ass.
     
  4. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Doom... he never mentioned whether or not it was 90C or 90F. my P4 is running at 36C/96F
     
  5. Andy

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    sorry, centigrade. the temp is now falling. i was under the impression i had bought a 2800, but i have apparently been lumbered with a 2600. after correcting the clock speeds, the temp is falling.

    i will be contacting the place i got the processor from, buying those new fans and heatsinks, and everything should be sorted.
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    temp is still WAY higher than it should be... overclocked (slightly) and crappy hsf included. i'm betting it's just not installed properly.

    invest in some arctic silver 3 or 5 and take off your hsf, clean both surfaces thoroughly, and apply some of that on the contact surface.
     
  7. My 3000+ runs at 40ºC with an Aero 7 Lite :D
    As everyone said, thats extremely hot, and pretty dangerous to the chip too.
    Get a better hatsink, theyre not expensive and are really worth the expenditure.
     
  8. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    heh. my P4 2.4 usually runs at around 34C-38C, and i'm usin the fan that came with the CPU.

    Allthough THIS is the heatsink fan i REALLY want for it. But if i build my own computer entirely from scratch when i have enough money later on, i'd hope to go water cooled. seems like a good choice.
     
  9. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Is that 90°C or 90°F? If it's C then you are just fine. If its F then I would say you are getting a bad reading.
     
  10. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    my rig runs @ 35c @ load :)

    /me loves the athlon64's and their heatspreaders..

    cool n quiet is also a lovely development :D
     
  11. Andy

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    ok. heres a mission:

    i want to get a good heatsink, a 120mm fan and an 80mm fan. i have £30 to spend. i may be able to do without the 80mm for now, if the budget is too small. where can i get these items and match my budget?
     
  12. www.ebuyer.com
    Get the Coolermast Aero 7 - £10.
    Fans = £4 together.
     
  13. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    isnt it made for intel? im running an athlon xp.
     
  14. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    oh wait, yea, i see. i dont see the 120mm fan for any cheaper than £9.
     
  15. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    am i blind?
    where is it?

    eep
    help!