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Old 08-23-2002, 04:33 AM   #1
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AMD Atholon XP cpu temp!!!!

How hot is too hot?? I haven't really found where i could get a definite answer on how hot is too hot for an Atholon XP processor. I am pretty sure mine runs pretty hot and i am not sure why. It runs at 60C or 140F. I think that i saw that it is way too hot at 90C i am not for sure. I would like to overclock it, but i don't know what more should i get for the cooling or what. Well thanks
Old 08-23-2002, 04:43 AM   #2
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If its a Palomino core then your looking at 0.18 microns so Id say around about 75C is plenty. However I know of some that have run stable at 85C. If you want more info go to or just if your after hardware that is guaranteed to overclock

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Old 08-23-2002, 12:45 PM   #3
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Mine runs at 141 degrees.

From what tech guys have told me, that is pretty normal for XP processors.
Old 08-23-2002, 01:02 PM   #4
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Indeed, my Athlon is running under 40C with super-duper arctic cooling system - a huge low noise fan (I am too lazy to look under the hood to tell you what model it is) + arcticsilver thermal compound
My friends XP 2000 or 2200 (don't remember) with stock fan + as3 runs about


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