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trellawny

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#1
Hi there

Asus A7V333 m/b
Athlon XP 1900+
256 DDR Ram
Gainward GeForce 4 pro/600 TV 64Mb DDR (Golden Sample)
IBM Goldstar 40Gb 7200 HDD
Yamaha CRW8824S (SCSI)
LSI Logic 53C810 scsi pci card
Samsung 16x40 DVD
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C-Media onboard sound
Pinnacle DC10+
Conexant 56k modem


Need some advice: I built my system 4 weeks ago and used a dragon orb 3 cpu fan. The idle temperature was 60C and with heavy use 70C+. I thought this was rather hot, so i swapped it for a Themaltake volcano 7. The temperature still stayed the same. I now have a cooler master, but still the same temperature readings. AMD were vague about temperature settings and didn't help much. The reason i am asking is because a friend has a similar system which runs between 43C-50C with a cooler master. Are these normal operating temperatures, as i don't want to fry my CPU, or have i missed something. Any advice would be welcome.
 

Bytes Back

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#3
Just a small point, I have been using a lot of these boards lately, and getting maybe 4 out of ten running hot. Except there not, I used an external heat sensor ( ie not the one built into the board)
and the chips all ran within 2-3C of each other.

I reckon it must be faulty heat sensors.
 
D

da rock

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#4
probaly a dumb question,but did you remove the thermal pad that
is on the bottom,i use the same fan and it keeps my cpu chillin!
that and artic silver work great.
 
#5
Bytes back brings up a good point, some boards just don't show the right temp..the only thing that ever shows the correct temp for my board is the bios temp reader...if I use MBM it comes up with way off numbers.
 

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