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April 27, 2009 8:25:53 PM

I have an AMD 64 x2 5200+ (AM2 940 pin)

And recently my computer restarted on me and said that it was overheating (or something along though lines).
So I looked into my CPU(s) temps and found that resting the temp is 50 degrees Centigrade, with some load it's around 60 degrees and with a heavy load it's around 80. Which as far as I know is not a good thing.

Now I am not computer idiot I know that heat is a bad thing So my computer dose have a 250mm fan on the case side (it's an older Xclio type) blowing air on the Main board and 2x 80mm fans one sucking air in and one blowing it out. However I do have a stock CPU cooler.

I was wondering if I need to get a better cooler or is there something I can do to improve it.

I have used a can of air to remove dust build up and all fans seem to be working.
I checked to see if the airflow was not entire optimal and got a house fan to blow air around the case and it did drop the temp by about 4 degrees. So there could be some improvement. talking to some one else mentioned that the thermal spread might have "melted off" and is no longer working could be a problem. So im going to look into that soon.

What I also want to know is what is a good brand to look for in an AMD cooler.






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April 27, 2009 8:44:58 PM

If you're not overclocking, then all you probably need is to clean off the old thermal paste and reseat it using new paste.
April 27, 2009 9:10:13 PM

Nope im not overclocking.
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April 27, 2009 11:03:34 PM

put it in the toilet, water cooling works fantastic.... of course after you wipe your butt with it... amd roxors
April 27, 2009 11:18:38 PM

Please ignore the idiot above me...

New thermal paste should fix your problems.
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April 27, 2009 11:23:44 PM

+1 thermal paste. Its always nice to keep some Arctic silver 5 around.
Some recommend cleaning with a thermal compoyund remover but I use rubbing alcohol, works just fine.
April 27, 2009 11:38:08 PM

or mx2 it was a joke chill out
April 28, 2009 12:42:20 AM

sharken said:
or mx2 it was a joke chill out


No, a joke has to be funny. Its one of the rules.
April 28, 2009 1:29:09 AM

Well it's not artic silver 5 but I found some stuff we had lying around from when I got the CPU (about year or two ago) and it's down about 7 degrees it's now 48-47 degrees idling, it was doing about 55 when I posted the OP.

But im no expert on this stuff.

Now to see what it goes to after a few min with Crysis...


Edit: Well after about 20min with Crysis it got to about 78 degrees, which is better than what I have seen, but still over then what is good for the CPU

By the way how accurate are the CPU temps any way?

So any good CPU coolers out there for an AM2 socket?
April 28, 2009 7:30:33 PM

I was looking around and read that a bad power supply can be a cause, so what kind of voltages should I be looking for? for a AMD 64 x2 5200 (2.7ghz)

Speed fan says this on my voltages
Vcore1: 1.36v
Vcore2: 3.4v
+3.3v: NA
+5v: 4.95v
+12v: 12.03v

-12v: -16.97v
-5v: -8.78v
+5v: 6.85v
vbat: 3.26v
April 28, 2009 7:44:51 PM

If you have a 2.7ghz 5200, it is a Brisbane 65nm chip. If the board did not have the proper bios update for this, the reported temps would be way off. I'd look into your motherboard's manufacturer's webpage about a bios upgrade.
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April 28, 2009 7:58:02 PM

Nebfer said:
I was looking around and read that a bad power supply can be a cause, so what kind of voltages should I be looking for? for a AMD 64 x2 5200 (2.7ghz)

Speed fan says this on my voltages
Vcore1: 1.36v
Vcore2: 3.4v
+3.3v: NA
+5v: 4.95v
+12v: 12.03v

-12v: -16.97v
-5v: -8.78v
+5v: 6.85v
vbat: 3.26v


Though I have not heard of power supply causing CPU temps to read like that, bad PSU cause your system to reboot. Temps you explained are way too high for an AMD chip. 65c I believe is max for most of them. What PSU are you using?
April 29, 2009 1:19:59 AM

shabodah said:
If you have a 2.7ghz 5200, it is a Brisbane 65nm chip. If the board did not have the proper bios update for this, the reported temps would be way off. I'd look into your motherboard's manufacturer's webpage about a bios upgrade.



Well it's an M3A board, but the Bios is the old one that came with it (rev 301 the current is 1002)

So I updated it just to make shure, and well now acording to the BIOS it's even hotter! It's not ~47 degrees idling it's 65?

Now im geting confuesd on these temps here.

Speed fan has 5 diffrent numbers, though the only one that realy changes with activity is the one that says ~65 degrees now.

It's
Temp 1:65C (it changes when the CPU is used)
Temp 2: 32C
Temp 3: 25C
HD0: 30C
Core: 30C

However I have a few other programs that can tell temp
Core temp
Core 0: 45C
Core 1: 51C

PC wizard 2008
Proccesser temp: 68C
Main board temp: 32C
Power/aux temp: 25C
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Proccessers
Core 1: 31.5C
Core 2: 25.8C
GPU: 47C

Sandra light 2009
Board temp: 68C
CPU temp: 33C
aux temp: 25C
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April 29, 2009 1:10:05 PM

I would trust core temp over speedfan. also try real temp. I believe there is also a hardware monitor program from the makers of cpu-z.
April 29, 2009 5:53:28 PM

logainofhades said:
I would trust core temp over speedfan. also try real temp. I believe there is also a hardware monitor program from the makers of cpu-z.



Real temp only dose Intel I have an AMD.
I got the CPUZ guys HWmoniter and this is what it says

Temperatures
tempin0: 64C
tempin1: 31C
tempin2: 25C

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Core 0: 30C
Core 1: 24C
!