i got the same chip. mine was running @ 145f before i started. i rearranged case fans and got it down to 120f i had 1 intake i exhaust fan for that. then i added a loud mother of a 120mm 131cfm intake and 1 more fan (80mm 50cfm) right next to heatsink and am down to 105.8F which i think is good, however very loud. i just got a water cooling kit to bring not only the temp down but the noicse as well. here is info on the temps for athlon chips
Hi guys, just one quick Q, when you talk about the temp of your machines, do you talk about the system temp or the cpu temp. My cpu temp runs at about %54 degrees and the system at about 43 degrees on a athlon 1700XP. If you are quouting CPU temps them i need to look at the cooling on my system.
and my soft menu allows me to change my multiplier--But even though it shows as changed I do not think that it goes above 11.5 (or is it 10.5--I would have to reboot and check). Anyway my cpu is an XP1800 o/c with FSB only. Running wcpuid.exe now shows my processor as XP2000.
ALSO-- When you talk about system and CPU temps you should also give the Ambient air temp so there is some way for you to really compare different temps.
If the air temp is 95 F your cpu is going to be running alot hotter than if the ambient air temp is 70 F. I know that my system runs an average of 2-3 c above whatever the airtemp happens to be.
If any of you can figure out a way to actually change the Multiplier without physicially connecting the bridges on the cpu (Unlocking the CPU) I would sure like to hear about it so I can give it a try.