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Athlon XP 3200/3500+ 939 Max Safe Temp

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March 25, 2006 1:50:10 AM

Q:1
What is the Max safe operating temp for the current Athlon XP 64 3200/3500+ S939 CPU's?

Q2:
What is temp that the CPU automatically underclocks - and does it underclock or shut down when it reaches this temp?

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March 25, 2006 2:13:01 AM

You set the shut down temp in the bios. Athlon 64 cpus don't have a "throttle down" feature like Intel cpus. I got my old 2.8c up to 80 celcius once before it slowed down. I would never let an amd cpu go over 60 celcius for any length of time. When cool and quiet is used, the cpu speed idles at about 1000, increasing under load automatically. But it's not the same as Intel. You can't try an amd cpu without a heatsink installed. It's still possible they will overheat and die within seconds if the shutdown feature in the board bios is disabled. With Intel, it's more difficult to destroy the cpu by running without a heatsink.
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March 26, 2006 8:02:34 PM

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3500+

3200+


Gawd... 65C is max?

Wow, I thought it was 80C...

Can't seem to find the old Thunderbird max temp. :cry: 
March 26, 2006 8:14:39 PM

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You set the shut down temp in the bios. Athlon 64 cpus don't have a "throttle down" feature like Intel cpus. I got my old 2.8c up to 80 celcius once before it slowed down. I would never let an amd cpu go over 60 celcius for any length of time. When cool and quiet is used, the cpu speed idles at about 1000, increasing under load automatically. But it's not the same as Intel. You can't try an amd cpu without a heatsink installed. It's still possible they will overheat and die within seconds if the shutdown feature in the board bios is disabled. With Intel, it's more difficult to destroy the cpu by running without a heatsink.


According to the manual of my amd cpu 10 seconds without a heatsink and ure screwed.
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