Originally Posted by Kage
Yeah...well... I thoguht there was a rpoblem when I first built it, but I only lifted heatsink up and put it on again, though I guess it broke the seal.
that would do it.
take the fan/hs off, take some ispropyl alcohol to both the bottom of the heat sink and the top of the CPU, apply some arctic silver 5, and slap that sucker back on. even on a stock fan, the temps should be much lower than what you have.
amd makes decent stock fans for those who don't over clock thier CPUs..
i'm currently using an AMD athlon XP 2400+ (thoroughbred) multitasking with winamp, firefox, gaim, ventrilo, and my CPU temp is 40C.