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January 29, 2003 7:48:19 AM

Hi all,

I've just asembled a new PC and it seems to be working fine.

However I would like to share thoughts over CPU temperatures.

When PC is idle the CPU temp is 46C/115F
When I run games the CPU temp is 54C/130F

Are these temp levels OK???? What would be the max. temp. when running games??

PC spec
XP2700+ (running on FSB166)
Stock HSF
Asus A7N8X(non-deluxe)
PSU Thermaltake W0008R - 420W Dual Fan
Lian Li 0700 - 4 Fans
WD80gig - 7200
2x256Mb Corsair XMS3200 (running sync with CPU - 333Mhz 6-3-3-2)
Radeon 8500 64Mb 275/275


PS: is it better when building a new PC to run the CPU at low FSB for while until the HSF "sits correctly" on the chip??

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January 29, 2003 11:12:12 AM

54c is a little higher than I like to run, especially if you have any intentions of overclocking at all, but its well within the safety parameters of the processor, 85c is the Max temp for the 2700+, and you're like 30c below that. I would say keep an eye on the temps if your not overclocking then don't worry about it.



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January 29, 2003 11:21:34 AM

those temps are fine for stock cooling.don't worry about them.

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January 30, 2003 12:19:08 AM

hey, just read a post where the guy's load temp. was close to 70c., and it's been that way for 2 years!!---without any problems. so i don't think i'd worry if i were you!!

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January 30, 2003 12:44:19 AM

that be me. hehe. I once had to render a movie for english class....after a few weeks of making it, it was ready to be rendered (though it was in cartoon format so that takes even more processing). 5 days nonstop of processing @ 70º+ and it was done, and my proc still is fine! Hell, it goes thru that abuse almost weekly w/ my quantum simulations. It's even overheated about 3 times but that was b/c the heatsink wasn't exactly touching the chip (hey what do u know, amd's don't burn that easy).

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
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January 30, 2003 1:16:38 AM

hey, sorry i used you as an example----but comparetively speaking, your system is unquestionably hotter than his is!!
and by the way, which chip is that; as we could use another furnace in our house. lol lol (no, seriously, which one is that, as something that indestructable must be in my posession also!!)

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January 30, 2003 1:26:08 AM

I noticed your proc's fsb at 166 when it could be at 266mhz?

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January 30, 2003 1:45:04 AM

lol, no need to apologize, I'm proud of my heater (my room is ~10ºC hotter than the rest of my house so it's real comfy here in the winter....actually a lil more heat would be better. It's a 1.2Ghz T-Bird, 266Mhz.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
January 30, 2003 1:49:00 AM

thx, the shopping begins....

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January 30, 2003 2:00:51 AM

lol

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January 30, 2003 2:57:10 AM

What kind of crap are you tring to pull here, the fastest bus speed for any PC CPU is 166MHz right now.

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January 30, 2003 3:22:39 AM

He may be referring to the double pumped 133 bus.... (133x2=266)



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January 30, 2003 3:26:50 AM

Yes, but I'm talking about real numbers here, not performance equivalents. BIOS reports what the clock generator is running it at.

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January 30, 2003 12:22:33 PM

Flowmaster, as Crashman said, I'm running my Xp2700 @166Mhz (333Mhz in fact). My 2 memory sticks are running sync, although they're PC3200... I've run SiSoft Sandra and the results showed that running sync (166Mhz) 6-3-3-2 produces a better result.

Cheers all for the info given!!
January 30, 2003 12:31:51 PM

As long as you're not having any problems, the temps are fine.

Reported temps are usually inaccurate anyway compared to the "real" temps.

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