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Old 12-07-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy AthlonXP 2700 temps


Hi, I have an AMD AthlonXP 2700 and I have been having alot of problems and have narrowed it down to temperature. Currently im between 155-160F. I'm looking at new cpu fans but don't want to put in a new heatsink. Does anyone know what size the stock retail 2700 is example 60mm or 70mm...

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Michael Burger
 
Old 12-07-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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it's 60mm. but replacing the fan itself isn't likely to help. it sounds like you have some bad airflow problems in your case, or more likely that your heatsink isn't seated properly. you should probably at least redo it, or better yet, get a better heatsink.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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I think as long as you keep it below about 550 degrees Fahrenheit you should be OK.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 02:09 AM   #4
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I have an 1800xp and had some temperature troubles in the beginning too. Make sure you're case is not too mini. Install one or two extra fans in the back of the case and buy one of those front-coolers (you know, those that fit in a cd-rom slot). This will cool your case by 10 degrees at least.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:38 PM   #5
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I agree with synaptical. You shouldn't be running temps anywhere near there. Check that your heatsink is seated properly, and that it's an AMD approved or better. Some of the cheaper heatsinks are crap.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:11 PM   #6
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I think as long as you keep it below about 550 degrees Fahrenheit you should be OK.
Well, you'll save on heating costs...

Michael, why wouldn't you want to fit a new heatsink?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:22 PM   #7
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My 2700+ is also running at around 150 degrees, causing intermittent shutdowns (ASUS MB does that thank god). I am running a pretty generic heat sink though. I did add one of those pci-slot type exhaust fan but that hasn't helped much.

Anyone tried a Tornado heat sink and fan combo? All my cdrom bays are used.

Do they make a front fan that fits in the floppy bay (I haven't used a floppy drive in last 5 years)?

I could never find accurate temperature ranges for the 2700, but I know 150 has to be high.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:59 PM   #8
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My XP 3200 runs at around 36 degrees (Celsius) at idle, and 45 degrees under full load using a Swiftech MCX462-V heatsink/fan combo. A bit expensive, but probably the best heatsink ever made (or pretty damn close to it).
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:08 PM   #9
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Hopefully this is not on laptop or else your pants would catch fire.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:21 PM   #10
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Thanks guys i just ordered a better heatsink and some better case fans too.



Quote:
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Hopefully this is not on laptop or else your pants would catch fire.




no this is not a laptop lol



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originally posted by myshkin

Michael, why wouldn't you want to fit a new heatsink?


it was for simplicity reasons but... I've realized is has to be done so it will be.

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Old 12-10-2003, 01:10 AM   #11
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Word to the wise. NEVER use a CompUSA brand heatsink and fan combo on an Athlon XP 2700+. I switched to a Volcano today and my temps went from 150 degrees to 85 degrees fahrenheit. Much better. Now to overclock it. :-)

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Old 12-10-2003, 03:36 PM   #12
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How do you overclock a system? I am new to the idea. Don't at me or else I I'll go like this
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:35 PM   #13
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How do you overclock a system? I am new to the idea. Don't at me or else I I'll go like this
1. have adequate cooling
2. raise your FSB in small increments
3. when you hit instability, raise the vcore &/or vdimm
4. repeat as necessary
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:46 PM   #14
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I don't know how to raise my fsb. I would like to learn.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:53 PM   #15
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I don't know how to raise my fsb. I would like to learn.
there are many sites and forums on the internet dedicated to overclocking. do a google search, you'll find plenty of resources to keep you busy.
 
  


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