Well perhaps you could help me with something. I recently got the Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4ghz processor as a small upgrade for my sisters PC her old 2.0 chip died.
Her system is
Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4ghz single core
256mb PCI-e EVGA 7600GT
430 wat PSU
4gb PC3200 memory
Stock fan from the 3500+ its a 90nm heatsink/fan and since the 4000+ is also 90nm it should work fine.
The problem is at boot up it is at 50c and will slowly go above 55c idle via BIOS.
I can't a XP program to view cpu temps via game but I would imagine it would get to the point the PC would shut down.
Fan speeds are set at 50c-55c with a 5c tolerance. I am thinking the stock just wont work.
Have any good suggestions for a fan?
I was taking a look at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835128012
how ever the only 2 using a athlon 4000+ via reviews say 36c idle but nothing about gaming loads.
Is there perhaps a better option for a fan?