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Old 08-29-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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cpu to hot?


my cpu (amd athlon 2800+) runs at about 65 degrees c at idle and about 71 degree c while playin cod and i dont know if that os too hot or not!? if it is tell me wut i can do to help fix it
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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that is pretty hot. things you can do are get a good heatsink and fan, use arctic silver thermal compound, and increase the airflow in your case. make sure the heatsink you have now is not clogged with dust.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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thx man.
i do have a cpu fan and heatsink but i will check to see if it is clogged up
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:08 AM   #4
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Dude that is definitely on the hot side. My Athlon 2500+ runs in the mid 40's ordinarily.

Definitely check that your fans are running OK and that your cabinet is ventilated. Also, are you overclocking? If so, step it down because you are baking you CPU. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:51 AM   #5
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thx man.
i do have a cpu fan and heatsink but i will check to see if it is clogged up
the operative word there was get a GOOD heatsink and fan.
 
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:34 AM   #7
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shit idk if it is bein overclocked i dont even know where to do that but i guess imma get a new heatsink and fan
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:52 PM   #8
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That is definately getting a little toasty! I just built a new system with an Athlon 2500 + and had some problems, but the top range was 55 degrees C. Putting in a port fan and two case fans solved this problem, but I would say that you should make sure that you HS and fan have been tested and approved by AMD. If not, get one that is + put in some ventilation fans.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:34 PM   #9
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on that note, i'll power down and check my ventilation....

thanks

- perry
 
  


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