Ya my 1.4ghz AMD runs @ 53c Idle and bout 58 Full load. Same setup as boxman with a Volcano 5. Anythin under like 70 I would say yer safe. Anything over that and U may look for alternate cooling methods.
yea i got same as k-os (got the 1.4ghz with 256 ddr it 0wnz)
never goes over 58.5 THATZ ABSOLOUTE MAX
got my fan spinning at 6800rpm +/- 10% with huge heatsink
amds are hot, but work better than intel
i read an article about upcomming amds and they are goin to be cooler, and work better
The rest should not matter much for heat. Although I am using a custom wood case. My idle temp at 7000 RPM is about 51C and at load 58C. These are higher than most I have seen. As long as you are well under 85C (90C is melting for AMD.... i think) you should not have any problems.
I'm kinda sick of all ppl claiming that the processor is too hot when it reach over 60 degrees (not pointing to any of you ), cause if you have read AMD's techincal specs (you can d.load it at AMD's site) you would know that they reccomend to not getting hotter than 92 degrees (it'll run about 10 years with that temp.), and if it is over, there's a mathematical formula u can use to see how many years it will last.
At max temp. my 1400 is about 53, using a chassis-cooler, and a Zalman CNPS 3100 Plus, check here: http://www.mamut.com/3dfxcool/subdet176.htm which is silent and cools very well!
GeeZuZz. Not sure what motherboard/bios setup you have. I've got the KT7-Raid and whenever i flash my bios i have to go in and reset my processor speed. It defaults back to a 500. I'm guessing your's is similar and that yeah, go in a fix it.
Now that all the AMD people are here, I shall say my temps!
I'm using an Intel Pentium-III 1GHz @ 1.1GHz (1.7V @ 1.85V), 38C idle and arround 53C with SETI, Norton AntiVirus........ It goes 24 / 7 and never crash, apart from some reboots I do, due to new installed software.
The most importnat of all is that in my box there is only one cooler and that is the Intel CPU cooler! No "huge" PSU, no noise!
MB : Abit VP6
CPU: Intel Pentium-III 1GHz
OS: Windows XP Pro