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Old 11-09-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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i just got a amd 64 3700+ and the temps seem kinda high.. on idle its usally 43C but i ran prime 95 and temps got all the way up to 66 and touched 67 for like a sec and droped back to 66. And the temps im reading are the cpus die temps? is this normal or is it runnin hot. I have it overclocked from 2.2 to 2.4 but droping it back down to 2.2 doesnt change the temps much mabye 1 degree 2 at the most.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:51 PM   #2
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also i have serveral fans... how should i aim them? i have a 120mm on the side, a 90 on the top, 2 in the back, and 2 in the front.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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That is extremely hot for an Athlon 64 CPU. Their critical temps are 65 degrees Celsius. The side fan needs to blow into the case, back fans are used as exhaust, two front fans blow in, and the top blows out.
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:01 AM   #4
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well amd's site said the max temp is 70 and thats why im asking... Then what do you think is the problem?
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Did your CPU came with heatsink/fan or was it an OEM CPU? I would recheck the thermal compund applied to the processor.
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and what is the cpu die temp? ive did some research on it and it says that the die temp is the acuall core temp of the cpu. and it says that when using temp reading programs such as speedfan or cpucool the temps are anywhere from 10-14 degrees cooler.. is this true?
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it came with a heatsink and fan and i removed the thermal compound that came with it and put some on myself. How much am i supposed to put on? i just spreaded it out so it had a thin evenly layer of it??
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:06 AM   #8
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An Athlon 64 CPU have a heatspreader on there so you can't really see the die. Double check the temp from your BIOS and don't rely too much on the software. See if there's a significant difference in temp.
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ok i just rebooted and set everything to stock.. not overclocked at all.. when i booted back up the bios said my temp was 42-44.. is this alright ??
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It sounds like what you had before. It's all right. Better than having it at 66 degrees, lol. I've heard some people got that 3700+ to go up to 2.8GHz on stock cooling. Usually, the Athlon 64s run in their 30's, but I guess low to mid 40's will do with a 20 degree cushion for ciritical threshold.
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only time i had it at 66C is when i was running prime95 under full load... what do you think the temp should be while running prime95 with full load?
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I'm not sure. I never used that program before. From what I hear from using that software, it's suppose to put some big time stress test on the CPU and RAM. I have seen temps in the 40's all the way to the high 50's using Prime95.
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man this is kinda piss'n me off.. i just bought this.. why do you think its so high? Did i put the thermal compound on right??
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All you do with the AMD thermal compound is to take the paper off that was protecting the thermal pad underneath it and mount the whole heatsink onto the CPU (the CPU should already be in the Socket when doing this). THen, lock all the retention bar down and that's it. I think you're CPU is running fine though. Temps in the 40's is not uncommon.
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ok i feel a lil better.. just ran prime95 again and temps got to 56 and stoped so i guess thats not that bad.. i guess overclocking to 2.4 makes it run a lil high... that sucks.. ill have to get something else to cool it.
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The only way I can think of to getting that CPU cooler would be to replace the thermal compound, heatsink/fan all together. You can get this:

ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Copper Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115

That thing is really, really big, but I feel it will do an excellent job of cooling down your CPU. If you look at the picts closely, I think it comes with thermal compound already. Just make sure to clean the thermal stuff off of the CPU before applying the new one.
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:57 AM   #17
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well i was thinking about this?? would this be better.. it would cool down the gpu and cpu and also the mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999633
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heres a review on it..

http://www.techniz.co.uk/modules.php...content&id=280

by all the reviews ive researched on it , it seems to be pretty nice.. not the best looking but i could care less about looks.
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water cooling is alot better than air cooling. So if u can afford water cooling go for it.
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water cooling is alot better than air cooling. So if u can afford water cooling go for it.
ok cool man.. i just ordered this kit from newegg and put it on overnight delivery so im hoping to get it tom. but if not it will be monday. this is the kit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811999633

hope it works for me.
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