A ggod average from many sources seems to be 45-50C with upper safety net of 60c.
Will run @85 -90 if pushed according to statistics.
On Athlons ( I also have 2400+ ), room temp /outside PC ventilation is also important.
My particular problem is too much proximity between PSU cables and CPU fan. and not enough room vent. thus temp of 48C.
I personally wouldn't like to run any cpu over the 55C mark. People say all their temps, but to measure how good someones cooling is, they are really irrelevant without an ambient temp. CrAsHeRKiDD, is that a load or idle temp? I'm guessing idle
Hmmm got the same thing on my Soltek DRV-5 (KT333). However: both BIOS and MBM give me 40°, yet Sandra is detecting another diode saying 50+°. And then MBM interprets that same 50 that Sandra sees as -50, which is, obviously total crap. Nevertheless, there something rotten in the state of Denmark here.
Something else: I found my temps have risen ~2° since I replaced my MX440 with a Ti4200. Also, I don't like the fact that when my room temp goes up 5, so does my proc temp.
well a TI kicks out a lot more heat than a MX card, so thats why you gained 2 degrees, if ur not happy, fit another case fan to compensate..
and i have to say, of course the cpu temp will rise at the same rate as the ambient temp... its basic physics mate. if the air going in picks up by 5, so will the CPU unless your using some form of advanced cooling that dont rely on ambient air temps.
Oh well yeah, I wasn't saying I was surprised at the increase due to the change of vid card. I mean, I expected that. I just mentioned it because we were discussing what influences computer temps
I just didn't think proc temp would rise at the same rate as outside temp. Thought the heatsink/fan would compensate partly .... But it's indeed basic physics. Guess that means our friends operating comps in tropic areas are really screwed huh? I mean, If you got outside temps of 35+ all the time their CPU's would be 10° hotter than mine? (25° right now over here). Or maybe watercooling is the only option over there.
Anyway, because I don't have a definite temp reading (I'm not too sure what too believe), I'm keeping my case open right now. Not really a good idea in the long run is it?
Yep, being in the tropics in summer kinda sucks when you've got a 30C+ ambient all the time. Good air cooling and case ventilation is the only way . It's ok though because it's winter now. Don't worry too much about leaving your case open, mine is all the time just be ready for some dust...
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS