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Old 01-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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CPU Temperature 75-79 Degree Celcius


I overclock my AMD Athlon X2 4800+ CPU to 5200+, clock speed increased by 10%, from original 2500GHz to 2750 GHz, and now the temperature is 75-79oC, is it too hot?
 
Old 01-15-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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http://products.amd.com/pages/deskto...ookieSupport=1

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mine is overheating
 
Old 01-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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mine is overheating
Don't overclock it?

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Old 01-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #5
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mine as high as 85oC when run many applications.
but it does not hang.
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:35 AM   #6
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mine as high as 85oC when run many applications.
but it does not hang.
Then what's your problem?


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Old 01-16-2011, 04:32 AM   #7
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I overclock my AMD Athlon X2 4800+ CPU to 5200+, clock speed increased by 10%, from original 2500GHz to 2750 GHz, and now the temperature is 75-79oC, is it too hot?
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mine as high as 85oC when run many applications.
but it does not hang.
As can be seen when looking at the link posted by repo (post #2) the safe max temperature is 55-68 C, which is a lot lower then the 75-85 C range you talk about. Your CPU will be able to handle high temperatures for a short (!) time, but it will eventually go wrong.

Either stop over-clocking or add/replace cooling to get rid of the access heat.
 
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now I only increased the overclocking by 5%, it cools to 65-70oC.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:11 AM   #9
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now I only increased the overclocking by 5%, it cools to 65-70oC.
And you're still in the danger zone.

Although I get the feeling you don't really care about what the specs, repo and I are telling you, I am going to warn you once more: Constantly running at these temperatures will put a high strain on your CPU and it will take its toll. Is putting your box at risk worth the 5% increase?

That said: It is your box and you can do whatever you want to do with it
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:16 AM   #10
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my CPU only has a heat sink and cooling fan.
probably it is hot because the casing no ventilation fan.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:27 AM   #11
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my CPU only has a heat sink and cooling fan.
probably it is hot because the casing no ventilation fan.
No, it's because you overclocked it.
What's your point anyway ?

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:31 AM   #12
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my point is, I am worried my CPU will get burnt and I got no money to buy a new PC.
 
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my point is, I am worried my CPU will get burnt and I got no money to buy a new PC.
Then don't overclock it.

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Why exactly did you overclock that cpu ? Just asking because the performance advantage of a 5% overclocked cpu is only recognizable with special benchmark programs. On the other hand you are buying this little performance burst with reduced cpu lifetime and an additional source of error. I wouldn't recommend it on a desktop that's being used for work.

The whole overclocking scene has imho become a pure marketing gag. People are buying heavily overprized "overclockable" boards, ram, cases with special "airflow strategy" etc. when they could just buy the next better cpu/graphics card and probably get away cheaper. But ok, that's offtopic :P
 
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my point is, I am worried my CPU will get burnt and I got no money to buy a new PC.
Incredible!! I really don't get you.

Stop over-clocking, problem solved.
 
  


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