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TBird running way too hot!

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February 3, 2003 2:17:07 AM

I have a athlon 1200 that I picked up awhile ago, and I slapped a Volcano 6cu on it: www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v6.htm

except my problem is that is runs at about 58-60 degrees idle, and 66-67 degrees (celsius) under load for 10-15 minutes. I have a nice case with 3 case fans in it, so I don't know why on earth its running so hot. I am no way an expert, but will be A+ certified soon (maybe I shouldnt be lol).

The stock cooler ran about 2-3 degrees higher than that even. The only thing that I can think of is that my motherboard monitor proggie tells me the VCore is at +1.88V, is that right? Please give some input, I am sick of this space heater.

I run:
ECS K7AMA mb (is this the cause)
512 mb. DDR 2100
GF4 Ti4200 64MB

Thanks in advance

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February 3, 2003 2:56:17 AM

66C certainly SOUND a bit on the warm side...
BUT is your computer unstable or locking up?
It all depends on the accuracy of the motherboard measuring the temp.
My current mobo + cpu can get up to 86C while still being quite stable.
In other words, the reported temp can be waaaaay out.

1.88V however is quite high. 1.75v is the normal reccomended voltage. If you are able to reduce the voltage in the bios then that will immediately reduce temps, energy consumption and thermal output.

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