I see the "Max die temp is 95C", maybe not that high with 73C then.
Ah well have'nt used the 266 FSB speed with DDR memory before. Seems good performance though.
73°C is really WAY too high. I regard 60°C as critical, and most here even 50°C. My Tbird 1.4 used to run @62° with a silverado, and I switched to a swiftech. Now I run between 40 and 47. reseat your heatsink, reapply thermal paste ASAP. What are your case temps ?
---- Owner of the only Dell computer with an AMD chip
Reset the fan with Arctic silver II, still hangs around 70C.
Don't really want to use a TT Orb fan either as removal of those are almost impossible wo cracking the core edges, although i got good cooling with those.
if your using the analprobe... whoops i mean the asus probe utility stop.
get motherboard monitor 5.09.
asusprobe has a habit of overreading cpu temps.
second, what kind of case cooling do u have?
thirdly... what idle temp is reported when u enter your bois?
fourthly... remember that asus motherboards are designed to naturally read hotter.
i recently switched to an iwill with the same core & fan and my cpu temp went down 6-8C.
so using the probe under the socket isnt the most accurate way to measure temps.
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Well the case temp is at like 35-38C so that is not the case =). I´m beginning to suspect the CPU temp sensor hardware itselfe (MBM5 shows the same as the bios), as the idle and max load temp differance is only 3deg C, that is quite impossible. Gonna try put a extra sensor at the base of the heatsink to get some comparison.