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Old 12-15-2007, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default cpu overheating?

i'm running a AMD 2000+ xp ATM and it's running at 61 C idle and maxing out around 66.5 C. is this too hot for the chip?
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Default Re: cpu overheating?

that sounds like a decent temp for that cpu. There shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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Default Re: cpu overheating?

if u can go ahead and get urself an aftermarket Heatsink/Fan... and maybe somemore case fans...

that'll drop ur temps...
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that sounds like a decent temp for that cpu. There shouldn't be anything to worry about.
I used to have a athlon xp, and it would run at like 35C.

Try reseating your heatsink.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:08 AM   #5
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I used to have a athlon xp, and it would run at like 35C.

Try reseating your heatsink.
well yeah, the temps could be lower. But if I remember correctly athlon xp's have a max temp of like 90C.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:33 AM   #6
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Default Re: cpu overheating?

I don't really trust software temperature monitors. My E6300 got up to 70 degrees Celcius on the stock cooler, stock clocks and voltages, no matter what thermal paste I used and how I applied it.

Our E6400 machine ran below ambient temperatures at 1.4V. Yeah, right.

Finally, our Athlon XP machine told us it was getting up to 90 Celsius. Not sure if I would have a CPU or a paperweight at that point. Well, now it is a paperweight because I fried it because of a loose power cord.

Anyway, the cheapest thing you could do is get some Arctic Silver MX-2 or Arctic Silver 5 and re-seat your heatsink. If you feel like spending money, you could always get an aftermarket heatsink.

I don't know too much about Socket A systems, but I think they did tend to run warm.
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put some new paste/ heat sink on it.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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Default Re: cpu overheating?

i'm not really worried about this pc. it's probably going to get trashed when i get my new set up from new egg. i let it sit all saterday and this morning i started it up and it was at 57 C when i logged in(kinda slow to boot) but climbed right back up to 61 C.
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