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Very high temperature with AMD Athlon XP 2400+

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March 31, 2009 5:22:54 PM

Environment: I've a AMD Athlon XP 2400+, MSI MS-6390 motherboard, 1.5 GB Transcend RAM (2 DIMMs-1 GB, 512 MB (400 Mhz), 3 Seagate HDDs - 40 GB, 80 GB, 160GB, Graphics card: nVidia GeForce 6200 AGP card, Chassis: Mercury KOB 146 with 450W PS, 1 processor fan (default), 3 system fans 1 for inlet, 1 for outlet, 1 to cool HDDs, 1 Liteon DVD drive. Ag. room temperature: 28 C(approx. 82.4 F).

Issue: On comp startup (in BIOS) the CPU temperature is around 53 C(127.4 F. But on complete boot and at the desktop the temp is around 65 C(149 F). If any game like NFS UG2 is played at lowest details then the tempearture can go upto 70 C(158 F). The GPU temp at normal desktop is around 48 C(118.4 F), after the game is played the temp goes upto 56 C(132.8 F).

Question: What can be done to reduce the temperature both of the CPU and GPU? Any idea is welcome suggestion!!! Please help
March 31, 2009 5:37:29 PM

THe GPU is quite cool, but the CPU is WAY too hot.

Take the Heatsink off and reseat it with some new thermal compound. That should drastically change your temps.
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March 31, 2009 6:18:32 PM

customisbetter said:
THe GPU is quite cool, but the CPU is WAY too hot.

Take the Heatsink off and reseat it with some new thermal compound. That should drastically change your temps.



I've already done that!! but still no major change it reduce by 1 C(33.8 F) to 2 C(35.6 F). Nothing much! Please do help me out! I've also keep the cabnet open but it doesn't make any difference! :( 
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March 31, 2009 7:21:54 PM

looks that same as my old barton 3200+ was, wouldn't worry for now.

yes its hot compared to current cpu's but i don't think it is for older cpus.
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April 1, 2009 2:45:57 AM

oh, *Facepalm* i thought is was an x2...

yeah, those temps are fine. in the range of 85-100 C, start sweating.

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