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February 17, 2006 11:11:00 PM

I just upgraded my computer (as much as my wife would let me) and I enede up getting an athlon xp 2500+. I've overclocked it to a 3200+ by bumping up the FSB to 200 and uped the voltage to 1.7v. I'm running quite stable, but my cpu diode is ~42 idle and 51 load; are these temps ok for a good while, or should I throttle it back a bit (also if I should change my voltage let me know). Thanks and sorry for the noobie question.

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February 17, 2006 11:17:31 PM

Those temps look great for that chip. You will probably find they go up over time, so keep the fins on the hsf clean.
If you give it a good burn-in, you may be able to drop the v-core a little. Since older cores started @ 1.75, dont worry too much.
February 17, 2006 11:42:24 PM

I have used a barton 2500+ overclocked to 3200+ for over 2 years. The FSB is at 200. I never had to raise the voltage and it runs at 36 degrees right now according to Asus PCProbe. Mind you I have 2 fan one on top of each others pushing air directly on the stock CPU heatsink. It is fairly stable.
How much of a diference in temp do you see between the stock configuration and the overclocked one?
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February 18, 2006 12:00:25 AM

Interesting, I didn't think it would be stable at 1.65v; I lowered mine back down I'll see if it causes any issues. Stock I was seeing ~35 idle and 44 load; now (with 1.65v) I'm seeing ~40 idle and 49 load. :D 
February 18, 2006 12:16:00 AM

my dads xp2500 gets to 35c idle and 50c load so dont worry
February 18, 2006 8:12:12 AM

The temperature of yours is quite safe. :D  I am having a Palomino 1800+ Xp and at present its overclocked to run @ 1900 Mhz instead of its 1533 clock. The temperature of mine is 60+ on idle and 65-70 on load 70+ on peak. I dont have any problems since my machine keeps on running for last couple of weeks continiously. But I prefer a better cooling solution than the stock cooler. 8)[/quote]
February 18, 2006 1:06:02 PM

Impressive, thanks for the info.
February 18, 2006 2:29:36 PM

My XP3000 FSB is turned up to 193 and multiplier is 13. Using a Thermaltake silent tower cooling solution I see 40c idle and 50c full load (BF2) after 2-3 hours. My Vcore is up to 1.85 to keep her stable. You shouldn't have any problems with the set up you currently have.
February 21, 2006 1:07:08 PM

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I just upgraded my computer (as much as my wife would let me) and I enede up getting an athlon xp 2500+. I've overclocked it to a 3200+ by bumping up the FSB to 200 and uped the voltage to 1.7v. I'm running quite stable, but my cpu diode is ~42 idle and 51 load; are these temps ok for a good while, or should I throttle it back a bit (also if I should change my voltage let me know). Thanks and sorry for the noobie question.


Now THAT is interesting - could you please give me some info on the rest of your PC? (motherboard, RAM, video card).. I'm asking because I also have a 2500+ Barton and I've never overclocked it. I'm curious whether I can throttle it up a bit..
February 21, 2006 2:11:45 PM

I have a Asus A7N8X Deluxe MB v2.0, 1G of ram, and a Sapphire Radeon 9600 pro video card with 256 memory (soon to be overclocked). My case is pretty nice and has 6 fans keeping air moving inside so that probably helps a lot in keeping the cpu cool which has a coolermaster DP5-6l31D heatsink and fan on it.
February 21, 2006 2:26:19 PM

Cool.. I have the same motherboard, 2x512MB Corsair DDR400 and Asus Radeon 9550GE video card (256MB). But I have no chassis fans and only the stock HSF on the CPU.

Some investment in cooling power and then...
I'm already starting to think... humm :) 
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