Right now I'm getting an average temperature of 55 degrees C and when i play games about 64 degrees C. These temperatures seem a little high, and I have the case cover off and i still have the same problem. Maybe it would help to put some extra fans in there, theres only one fan and thats on the cpu which is the official fan and heatsink that came with the processor. The cpu fan is running at about 3500 rpm. Any help in this matter would be apreciated, thanks.
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I used to overclock my 2800 to a 3200 and never got higher than 45C under load
You are still within tolerance, hit 70C and you'll have problems.
Think about getting a few more fans for the case, I have 2 at the back as exhaust, 4 at the front to suck cool air in and one on the side panel to suck heat of processor. 31C Idle and it doesn't sound like a wind tunnel (I bought quiet fans) and it's cheaper and safer than water cooling.
Buy a better CPU fan too.. Look at the Coolmaster Aero 7+ or the Volcano
Both are awesome for your processor cost about 30 quid
Hope this helps
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i would recomend some case fans-at least 2-one in front pulling in air and one in back exhausting air
get a better cpu cooler-look at thermaltake-and dont forget some good quality thermal paste like arctic silver
also clean cpu die with alcohol prior to installing new cooler and paste
make sure you clean dust out of your case also
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Hello Guys, I recently built my system with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and was a little concerned with the temperature. I am using an ABIT NF7-S motherboard, and the first time I booted up I installed its temperature monitor right away and the temperature was in the low 40's, which I thought was alright, since the PC was on after all. I left it idle to see how low it would go and it reached as low as 37 degrees C, which seemed great to me. However, during the last few days, I noticed that the average temperature has been higher than usual and has never gone below 40, even when the PC is idle. How could this be if I had achieved such low temperatures before? Does installing software make a difference? (Which I did) Right now, I am typing this text and the computer is at 47.5 degrees C and I am not so sure if that is an OK temperature. When I play games it goes as high up as 55 degrees C. I have two case fans: one at the back sucking air in and one at the side sucking air out. Would you guys think this is an appropriate setup? I used the processor's original heatsink and fan and right now, the air being sucked out (at the side of the case) is relatively warm, which I guess I should expect. What astounds me is how the average temperatures (while the PC is idle) have changed so drastically in about 5 days of the PC's life. I would like to know what you guys think and appreciate your suggestions. Thanks!
Under games u said its 55Deg...i dont think there's any problem with that...i used to play games with 65deg..and still i never faced any problem.
If ur really so concerend, then get a pressurized bottle of air & Arctic Silver5 thermal paste and blow away the dust with air bottle, clean thermal pad or existing paste on the head of processor and heatsink then re-apply Arctic Silver5 paste on the head on processor.
Hello, it's me again...my problem has worsened as I have bought an official computer desk for my new PC. It is one of those that make you put the PC tower at the bottom, by the leg-area, so it is not as exposed to breeze as it was. Now my temperature is 55 degrees Celsius when it is idle (during midday/afternoon). I think that is way too high. At night, it drops down to about 51, but that's it. I have removed the cover to see what happens and it drops to 48, so no big deal...and I can't have the cover off all the time anyway. Again, I have one 80 mm fan sucking air inwards at the BACK of the case and another fan (which came with the case) of the same size at the side, extracting air outwards. Can anyone please tell me if this setup is ok? Or should I rearrange the rear fan so that it extracts air outwards instead? Do those fans sell in different speeds? (so that I can get a faster one?) Also, the holes to allow airflow (out or in) at the back of the case where I installed the fan, are about 0.5 cm in diameter? Is this too small? I think it is because I can feel how little the airflow is there...I would prefer that it have a grill like the other fan at the side, since that one has a lot of airflow...please I would appreciate any help or suggestions on this....thanks!
Yes AMD says that the max toleratable temp is 70C, but who feels comfortable at 70C?
65C during heavy load is still "OK". Your cpu doesnt lose much life wise, however problems like lag or crashes may occur. Check all yor case fans to see if they are working, or if they have too much dust on them. Blow the dust off your HS, if you installed the hsf, make sure you applied sufficient paste if you opted out of the thermal pad. A new hsf will help, however to a certain extent. See, My Volcano 11+ dropped temps down by only 4-5 degrees from stock. And i have a plathora of fans blowing. I still get 50C while Im in Bios, ofcoarse good old PC Alert 4 from MSI uses different sensors, so my idle temp is like 33C.
Goo with an exhaust fan first. Dont isntall an intake without an exhaust fan to go with it, and PSU fans do not count unfortunaly. Two fans are btter than one, except after three
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I tried 2 intake and 2 exhausts one time on my XP and my temps were Idle 44C Load 49C. Then I went with
2 intake and one exhaust (not counting the PS) and my temps run now at 35/36C Idle and 40-43C Load.
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if your hitting 60 degrees celsius there will be problems, Try Reseating heatsink, make sure to clean off old thermal compound/pad. Apply fresh thermal compound (Prefer Arctic Silver 5 /Ceramique/Alumina) before reapplying Heatsink to CPU, but follow directions of the compounds. Also i have to tell you AMDs default Heatsinks suck.
Athlon XPs run hotter than other processors. It's just that simple. I've made several comps with with AthlonXP 2000, 2500, and 2600. All of them had idle temps fro 45 to 49 and at full load were between 50 and 53. Even with third party heatsinks the temps never went down by more than 2 or 3 degrees. My old Comp with the AthlonXP 2000 had two intake fans and three exhaust not including the Antec PSU which had two fans built into it. It still never got lower than 43.
My AMD X2 3800 idles at 30 and almost never exceeds 39 even when I try to get it hot. That thing came with a great HSF. The case it's in only has one intake and one exhaust fan and that's all I've needed.