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  AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time 
 
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Marcus Strider Aug 02, 2007, 10:45am EDT Report Abuse
My PC shutsdown everytime I enter a game, & think (been informed & confimed) that My CPU is overheating, I'm currently using the Arctic Cooling 64 Freezer

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=26&page=2

Check the pictures & specs

Well it appears all isn't good

Do you reckon I need to add some more of the Thermal Compund Paste (sounds ridiculous, but how essential is that stuff)


ASUS A8n-Sli Premium (better than the Deluxe)
ATi Radeon X1950 Series (ridiculous capabilites)
2gb Corsair Twin-3200XL (2-2-2-5 - Sweet Timin)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ (Manchester Core)
Windows Vista Ultimate x64-bit
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Dublin_Gunner Aug 02, 2007, 11:25am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
You should generally only need an amount about the size of a grain of rice (if using AS5) and put it in the middle of the heatspreader on the CPU, and let the pressure between the HSF & CPU to spread it out.


There are some good guides here.
http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm

BTW, I wouldnt trust the BIOS, see if you can get some other monitoring software to check the temp. (or a laser thermometer)

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4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Liquid Shadow Aug 02, 2007, 11:42am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
the Arctic Freezer is a very good series of coolers, and thermal compound is ABSOLUTELY essential.



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Marcus Strider Aug 03, 2007, 10:21am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
Nice One Cheers Boys.

The Temperature Gauge via my PC Case is sitting @ 46 when the PC Switches itself off, What do I do?

If this Cooling System is so good & My PC is heating up, is there any other way without Water Cooling, cause thats nothing but effort, a big cut in the wallet & a broken computer if it goes wrong & I'm pretty sure my monitor will break to (if you now what I mean)

Any ideas? What a predicament?

I'm currently content with my new system & this simple yet very serious temp. problem is nuttin me off!

ASUS A8n-Sli Premium (better than the Deluxe)
ATi Radeon X1950 Series (ridiculous capabilites)
2gb Corsair Twin-3200XL (2-2-2-5 - Sweet Timin)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ (Manchester Core)
Windows Vista Ultimate x64-bit
Dublin_Gunner Aug 03, 2007, 10:52am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
You dont need anything extreme to keep the temps in check.

You should also ensure you have good airflow through the case from front to back

Also re-sit the HSF on the CPU

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Marcus Strider Aug 03, 2007, 11:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
Theres a Fan @ the Front & The Back on top of that The Arctic cooling System is supposed to good enough, I'm not overclocking So I'm Kinda Stuck I've just read this

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/143

&

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/493900-cpu-temperature.html

Apparently 55degrees is fine When you get to the 60's then you need to worry

I'm confused........hearing one thing then contrary to that I hear something else

Basically the computer just switches off, I've heard this is normally down to temp.

ASUS A8n-Sli Premium (better than the Deluxe)
ATi Radeon X1950 Series (ridiculous capabilites)
2gb Corsair Twin-3200XL (2-2-2-5 - Sweet Timin)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ (Manchester Core)
Windows Vista Ultimate x64-bit
FordGT90Concept Aug 03, 2007, 08:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
BIOS are more accurate than software is because software merely reads what the BIOS says (most of the time, in accurately. When it shuts down/restarts, boot it up and get into the BIOS as fast as possible and see what it is reporting for a temp. I'm guessing that software is way off. Upper 40's are fine for AMD Athlon 64 processors.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Aug 03, 2007, 09:44pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
check to see if there is a plastic piece on the bottom of the heatsink, possible chance that maybe impeding performance of the cooler

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
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Marcus Strider Aug 04, 2007, 08:33am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
Nice one but no, nothing under the heatsink, just the copper heatsink, a small amount of Thermal Paste & the CPU.

I've added another fan that sits perfectly next to the CPU, soits got extra cooling, I've kept the side panel off & which i thinks helped as the temp doesn't appear to go above 45 degrees, but the computer no longer shutsdown but freezes.

& reboots fine.........odd?

I'm seriously thinking perhaps one of the cores in the CPU has gone, but surely it wouldn't actually load up.

ASUS A8n-Sli Premium (better than the Deluxe)
ATi Radeon X1950 Series (ridiculous capabilites)
2gb Corsair Twin-3200XL (2-2-2-5 - Sweet Timin)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ (Manchester Core)
Windows Vista Ultimate x64-bit
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Aug 04, 2007, 09:25am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
whats your powersupply?

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Chris McNally Aug 04, 2007, 12:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
If your temps are around 45 degrees and the problems occur when you start a game I'd say it's more likely to be your graphics card or, as suggested, possibly PSU. What are your graphics temps like?

Regards,

Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
E-mail: chris@hardwareanalysis.com
Dublin_Gunner Aug 04, 2007, 03:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
But are we talking idle 45c, what temp does it read when its loaded?

ANd a vid card shouldnt cause a shut down

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Marcus Strider Aug 06, 2007, 05:23am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
Well apologies boys....

I've been an absolute idiot........Searching through my draws yesterday & stumbled across a 1gb kit of Corsair RAM............& just laughed @ myself.......opened my computer I had the other 1gb kit in with a 1gb kit of Micron RAM..........replaced & all is good.

Only thing is I believe I just fried my card.......Another post in the making one thinks?


ASUS A8n-Sli Premium (better than the Deluxe)
ATi Radeon X1950 Series (ridiculous capabilites)
2gb Corsair Twin-3200XL (2-2-2-5 - Sweet Timin)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ (Manchester Core)
Windows Vista Ultimate x64-bit
Dublin_Gunner Aug 06, 2007, 11:06am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: AMD Athlon Dual-Core x2 4600 - Ice, Ice Baby - Need Some Chill Time
There's no reason why the 2 kits shouldnt work together, but I reckon the timings were too tight for the other kit, thats all.

At least its sorted now

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II


 

    
 
 

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