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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. :-)