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July 15, 2003 6:06:40 PM

Hey guys, I have a amd athalon xp 2500 - with stock cooling.
I was playing a game of enemy territory lastnight and well I checked my bios for the cpu temps and it was at 66oC

What is a normal temp for these cpus.

My case is cooled with 4 fans. I also have just bought a volcano heatsync etc.

Any suggestions.

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July 15, 2003 7:12:34 PM

i presume its a barton 2500+ u have in there. 66C is a little on the higher side for a 2500+ unless its overclocked. Check if the heat sink is seated properly on the CPU. apply some therml paste such as Artic Silver 3 to make better contact between the CPU and the heat sink. And finally, which Volcano heatsink do u have there with u?

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July 15, 2003 10:50:54 PM

The stock coolers are both efficient and pretty quiet, they should be very fit for the work.

If you open your case, and play Enemy Territory, what is then your maximum temperature?

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July 18, 2003 12:03:55 PM

Well I just got a new heat sync and fan, the volcano one. anywho its now between 55-58oC

A bit cooler. Also my friend has the same chip and his is running at like 65 also.

Is this common for the 2500 bartons.

I have also used Artic Silver paste :) 
July 18, 2003 12:56:12 PM

if that's the LOAD temp, then that's a bit hot for a Barton. not panic-stations hot, but a little warm all the same, especially as it'll have cooled down in the time it takes to reboot and go into the BIOS.

Exactly what heatsink are you using, and exactly how did you apply the thermal paste?

Also, have you used anything other than the BIOS to check your temps? it's possible it's just being misreported. you could try using Sisoft Sandra, or Motherboard Monitor 5.

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July 18, 2003 2:00:29 PM

Barton 2500 with stock cooler should not get above 50C. Must be bad airflow in your case. Try and stay below 60C and use some arctic silver 3 compound. Also I found bios gives a reading halfway between load and idle. If i go in bios now, i get 52C. Just running windows i get 50C and running prime95 i get 55C.

Edit: What are your voltages for cpu? If its above 1.65v then its too high for stock speeds.

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July 18, 2003 2:42:18 PM

I just built a computer with a barton 2500 and stock cooling with 1 case fan. both the bios and pc alert showed the cpu temp at around 30 c/84 f. Sounds too low but could be correct I think. My old athlon 1.4 runs at 120 f under load with a volcano 7 on it.
July 25, 2003 7:00:05 PM

58C max is very good. There's no need for you to worry at all. Btw, what is your motherboard?

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July 25, 2003 7:23:49 PM

Blahaha, my 1.2Ghz T-bird hits 70ÂșC regularly during the winter.

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July 25, 2003 8:04:22 PM

That's fine too :p  90C is the max temp for the T-bird...but you knew that :wink:

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July 25, 2003 9:11:56 PM

Sounds like either bad contact with the CPU heatsink or bad airflow in the box.

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