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Old 04-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #16
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Running at a high temperatures create instabilty problems. I tried to keep my processors cool by finding ways to reduce the heat.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 02:47 AM   #17
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Running at a high temperatures create instabilty problems. I tried to keep my processors cool by finding ways to reduce the heat.
Yes it does create instability problems, if the high temperature can't be tolerated by the processor.

We do have many options as to how we could reduce the temperature of our processors. However, the point is we should bring down the temperature only to a point where the "life expectancy" and the performance of the processor would be normal. I won't mind getting 50 degrees C of temperature from my computer using a so-so heatsink-fan combination as long as it works properly and lasts as long as it is expected. I won't spend my hard-earned money buying a top-of-the-line whizbang cooler that could bring down the temperature of the processor to 20 or even 10 degrees C, yet pull out the same performance as that when the processor is running on a higher temperature.

As for the normal working temperature of the 2600, it has been mentioned in the thread already.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:02 AM   #18
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Some years ago, when users couldn't see the temperature of the CPU, no-one worried about overheating (well, maybe overclockers). These days many people are asking, if their temperature is ok.

I'd say that anything above 70 C starts to be too much, but doesn't mean the computer couldn't still run stable. Anything under that is fine. I can't get my P4 to run under 60 C under strain, but it still runs totally stable, so why should I care?

If the processor explodes during the 1 year warranty period - fine, I get a new one from warranty. If it explodes after the warranty - fine, now the processor is already so cheap I can buy a dozen of new ones, or even a faster one.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:38 AM   #19
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My athlon t-bird 1100 runs at 54 C when runing dnet when I don't strain it, it stays in the low 40's.

-Joey
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:53 AM   #20
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Some years ago, when users couldn't see the temperature of the CPU, no-one worried about overheating (well, maybe overclockers). These days many people are asking, if their temperature is ok.
Heheheh... I guess it's just a matter of "what you don't know won't hurt you" kind of thing...
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:39 PM   #21
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Thanks all you guys.

I am the one who initiate this thread.

Thanks for your opinions.

50 C is o.k. That is fine.

However, I found that there is no need to use such high speed processor.

I downgrade the freq. into about 1G Hz when I do typing or surfing internet. The temp. is about 37 C. It saves energy, money and the earth.

If I want to play a game or run some programs, I'll increase the freq. to about 2G Hz. It is above 70 C.

P.S. The asus mainboard let me change the freq. easily in the BIOS.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:11 PM   #22
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Careful overclocking there...
 
Old 04-20-2004, 11:59 PM   #23
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slackMeUp, downgrading or clocking slower is not bad for a processor. It increases processor's life time. Trying to overclock is bad.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:38 AM   #24
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doooooooooooooonnnnt beeeeeee suuuuuuuuuch a friiiiiigginnnng slowwwwwww undeeeeercloooocker guuuuuy, duuuuuuuuude!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:32 AM   #25
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slackMeUp, downgrading or clocking slower is not bad for a processor. It increases processor's life time. Trying to overclock is bad.
I know...

I was making a joke... because his processer runs at 2.133Ghz stock speed and unlike most people he is content in underclocking it.

And trying to overclock is not bad.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:06 AM   #26
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Cool in AK

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2700+ with a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu fan/heat sink. The thing is ridiculously quiet and keeps the processor under 60 oC even when running CPU-intensive Matlab scripts for hours on end. I would say my temp averages around 42 oC. I think it also depends on the motherboard. I swapped out the CPU from my EPOX 8RDA3+ to an MSI KM4M and noticed the average temp increased to around 55 oC.

Last edited by buldir; 04-22-2004 at 04:09 AM.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 05:12 AM   #27
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Ah - who cares.Just slap an AMD cooler on the thing and if it blows in the warranty period (what is that now? 3 years or so?) they'll give you a new one.I don't have the slightest idea about the temp of my Cpu.All I know is that you'll get a shock if you try to get close to it ;-)
 
  


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