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Posted: 12/3/2002 5:11:25 PM EDT
i have an amd 1.53ghz xp in an 'amd approved' mid-tower case with the stock amd fan. the case has one fan that sucks in (front), and two that blow out (rear). cpu is not overclocked. system reports cpu temp at 125 deg f, or 133 when running seti. if i bump the fsb down to 100mhz, it drops to about 122, or 128 when seti is running. does this seem a bit warm? oh yeah, room temp is about 72 deg.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:15:36 PM EDT
Mine was running a little hot as well, so I put a few ventilation holes in the cover to help with cooling [img]http://www.happyshrink.com/postin5.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:17:33 PM EDT
hmmm.... maybe I should try that.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:26:56 PM EDT
I am so pissed off at this POS. I swear that after the holidays it will look like Ponyboys.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:29:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:39:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2002 5:48:09 PM EDT by NOVA5]
try upgrading to a better CPU fan (not necsarily more expensive. ive got a $12 on mine) i run 45c(115f)degrees when webbing. thats with my fan selector on med. when gaming i kick the selector to high and the temp rises to 50c(122f). high acctuly overpowers the fan running it faster than normal. i may start using low and shutting off the case fans and let the 2fanned PSU deal with the idle heat when in standby which should be quite little as the cards will be mostly off, the harddrives will be off. and the harddrives are heat monsters in these systems now. they run better and longer if you have a fan cool them. heat can/will kill them faster. however i have to wire in my switchs for lights and the front/rear fan sets before i can start using standby. XP 2000+ 4 system fans, 2 front 2 rear, 1 front is cooling my harddrives as well. my CPU fan/heatsing was sold by Galaxy, i think it came from wiredzone.com, 80mm fan for cooling, lets it run slower/quieter for the same cooling effectiveness as a faster noiser 60mm Red Cold Cathod in the top, a blue in the bottom.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:41:54 PM EDT
Have you tried running it from within a mini-fridge? Better than a Peltier! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:44:26 PM EDT
Atarian-- You gotta replace that astock AMD heatsink/fan combo with a decent set. You don't have to spend more than $25 to get a decent replacement. It would also help if you added another quality intake fan. You'd be surprised how much of a differnce this would make. and all for under $40.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 5:59:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:02:18 PM EDT
You guys would probably enjoy visiting [url]www.overclockers.com[/url] CJ
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:06:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:07:27 PM EDT
Go for a Volcano or Dragon Orb
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:14:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2002 6:40:05 PM EDT by schapman43]
I have a AMD XP 2000 running in a lian li pc case with 6 80mm ventilation fans. I also have a Vantec Aeroflow heatsink with solid copper core. My CPU runs around 104 degrees F. Here are some pics of the cold cathodes before cleaning up the cableing. [img]http://home.attbi.com/~schapman43/images/case/DSC00322.JPG[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~schapman43/images/case/DSC00323.JPG[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~schapman43/images/case/DSC00324.JPG[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~schapman43/images/case/DSC00325.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:18:55 PM EDT
I have a Boxed AMD 2100+ overclocked to 2200+ with fsb running 278mhz.Right now it's running at 116 degrees. I have a standard 350watt case.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:29:56 PM EDT
my rig is in a Thermaltake Xaser2 A5000A case $127(hey i like its looks). the only nonthermaltake fan in the case is the CPU fan. the window fan isnt powered yet. dont need it right now. the PSU is the Thermaltake Silent Purepower 420watt unit, $75
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:34:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:46:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2002 6:56:34 PM EDT by Kaliburz]
I'm not sure... will have to shut down and reboot to see what it's running at... It's an ABS computer w/ a AMD XP chip 1.4ghz Just check.... With SETI running for some time and browing... it is at 131 F That's w/ an intake and exhaust fan and w/ a CPU chip fan (was replaced, warranty job).
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:58:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2002 6:59:30 PM EDT by Who_Me]
P4 1.8ghz with SETI running constantly... 98 degrees [:D]
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:59:58 PM EDT
I have an AMD 2000+ 384 DDR a bunch of other bs 2 fans and that's it. I don't know how to tell how hot it is. I be slightly computer illiterate.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:02:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: Mine was running a little hot as well, so I put a few ventilation holes in the cover to help with cooling [url]http://www.happyshrink.com/postin5.jpg[/url]
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Well [size=2][u]thanks a lot[/u][/size=2], [b]Ponyboy[/b]! [:(!] I thought that might make my laptop run a little cooler so I tried it too. Now I keep getting blackscreen errors. I have a feeling this is going to void the warranty. [img]http://www.ShipItToU.com/images/special/BlammOLaptop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:17:05 PM EDT
wow, thanks for all the info folks. methinks i'll try a new fan. as i recall, between the fan and the cpu there was a piece of what looked like double sided tape. hope that comes off easily... schapman43 that case is nice! i wanted one of those aluminum puppies but spent the $$$ on 8mm mauser ammo instead. also, looks like you have a fan on your mobo (???) right above the chipset heatsink. wtf is that??? many thanks to all.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:25:36 PM EDT
Man, my dual 1800's top out at 95F when oc'ed and running folding/seti... Course, I watercool them. For most AMD systems, anything under 50C (122F) shouldn't be a problem, actually pretty likely they'll be fine even a bit hotter. But 50C is where I draw the line and like to get better cooling happening. As a general rule of thumb, if you're having lockups/crashes frequently, but the problems don't happen when you cool the system off a lot... you should consider more cooling. If you remove the side of your case, and notice problems go away... you most likely need better case ventilation (intake and exhaust fans). If you still have problems w/ case side off... try blowing a full sized floor fan into the open case... if that solves your problems, probably want to upgrade CPU and/or Case cooling.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:26:17 PM EDT
how do you tell what temp the chip is running at??
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:28:30 PM EDT
I have had my 2.2ghz P4 up to 137 deg.
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:43:23 PM EDT
Atarian, I have the same chip you have and it's currently running at 93F. There have been some good suggestions here; you probably need in this order; 1) Better Heat Sink to Chip contact. This is probably killing you. Go to [url]http://www.arcticsilver.com[/url] for instructions on putting thermal paste on. Even if you use knock of thermal paste, follow their directions. I dropped my CPU 10 degrees C just by following these. 2) Better heatsink fan, like someone else said, you don't need to spend above 25 bucks but that'll get you a good aftermarket fan. A volcano would be nice but pricey That will probably fix you up, also make sure you have decent air flow in your case and your cables are not bunched up too bad. A handful of zip ties will do wonders. Also check to make SURE your Power Supply fan is running, I've seen these fans quit and the PS still runs and the heat build up is bad. If none of these work, careful application of Tannerite will cool it right down..... Crash
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 1:23:21 AM EDT
My PIV 1.6ghz runs cool and silent. I haven't put a PCMCIA thermometer card in it though. Do they make one?
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:32:31 AM EDT
Id Hit it!!!! woops, wrong thread
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:00:58 AM EDT
My power supply actually caught fire! somthing wrong with the pc board caused a resistor to overheat and actually burn through the board. Had to replace the harddrive and the motherboard
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:18:59 AM EDT
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