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Temperature for 1.4ghz AMD athlon

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December 29, 2001 10:36:20 PM

I waas wondering what a good Temperature for a 1.4 ghz AMD Athlon is . Mine is pretty high at the moment , at like 125 F . I was wondering what it should be around, what it shouldnt be around , and everything like that.

Can someone help me? Thanks

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December 29, 2001 11:10:33 PM

That's about 52C. Quite hot, but not extreme. Actually the max temp is 95C, but anything over 60 is getting pretty bad.

Try to get it to between 35C and 45C.

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December 30, 2001 1:21:27 AM

35oC on a 1.4GHz Athlon is next to impossible without watercooling, a Switftech MCX or MC HSF, or the Alpha PAL8045.

:tongue: Have you ever tried cooking an egg on your HSF? Tasty. :tongue:
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December 30, 2001 2:37:50 AM

apparently not, in a cool room, and with some good case circulation..but then again, that is when it is idle...and an athlonxp.....


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December 30, 2001 4:51:28 AM

I've got a 1.0ghz Tbird running at 1.5ghz (150*10, 1.87 volts). It's been running seti@home (command-line version) for 7 hours at 41 degrees max. Using Toast, burn-in program, I'm seeing 44 degree peaks.

There are coolers that do better but the great thing is I'm using a $4.50 cooler. (OK it was a $4.50 cooler but I upgraded it with a 38CFM Delta fan). The cooler I'm using is a Galaxy GC21 which I picked up at <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A> as sort of a backup up cooler. (The $4.50 is a promotional price. Normal price $15.00). I chose it because it has a rare clip which uses all six tabs on the socket instead of just two. The GC21 heatsink is identical to a Volcano 5 unit (except for the clip) and has Galaxy's own 27 CFM fan by default. That fan works well but the Delta ... In factory trim the GC21 is about 5 degrees warmer.

I recommend this cooler for anyone that is worried about breaking one the tabs on their CPU socket with their present cooler. Add a Delta fan for some pretty good overclocking.

My System

Tbird AYHJAR-Y, 1.0 @ 1.5ghz, 150*10
Visiontek 5632 Geforce 2 GTS-V ("V" for value)
Maxtor 40GB HD, DX740
misc. ancient hardware

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December 30, 2001 9:08:08 AM

Impressive overclock!

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
December 30, 2001 4:02:24 PM


The Epox 8KTA3PRO and the Tbird AYHJAR-Y, week 36, are an impressive combination. I haven't had any crashes in the 2-3 weeks I've owned these, at least not at 1500mhz. I can obtain that speed at only 1.87 volts core. When I push the voltage to 2.25 (reads as 2.28), which is the factory max of this board, I can get it to POST at 1755, 130*13.5 (yes I know that's an FSB underclock). 1580 is the highest I can go and actually do anything useful. It doesn't seem to crash even at that speed but the BIOS overclock protection seems to be finicky at boot-up and sometimes won't POST at that speed. On the other hand, the protection helps the system recovery nicely from too much overclocking. Just a RESET and the system is back in business. Once I can get past POST it seems alright.

I find this pretty amazing considering I'm running air-cooled with just average case fans (2) and the Delta fan for the CPU, all in a very, small (17-1/2 x 8 x 17"), mid-tower case.

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December 31, 2001 7:50:09 AM

I hope to get good OC result with my Tbird 1.4 GHz AYHJA core and my Abit KG7-RAID, I also have PC2400 RAM for FSB overclocking and I'm working at a watercooler with peltier.
But getting so high with only aircoolong is very impressive.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
December 31, 2001 6:40:30 PM

...Just looking at the <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A> CPU database. Looks like the AYHJA 1.4's overclock very nicely averaging 1608mhz. There's even a claim of 2100, air-cooled. (That claim is a bit suspicious). Also some nice KG7 overclocks.

Good luck with your water cooling project.

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January 7, 2002 9:35:15 AM

That's why I bought the AYHJA and the KG7.
But I've a new problem now... I fried my CPU when testing my watercooler :frown: and I need a new one, but 1.4 AYHJA are rare to get so I will buy a XP, don't no which one yet, any suggestions.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
January 7, 2002 6:20:22 PM

In case you didn't see my earlier post in the CPU forum, I have an AYHJA I'm not using if you're interested.

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