How hot is too hot for a T-Bird? Tags: CPUs Last response: November 27, 2001 5:00 PM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs November 27, 2001 1:06:57 PM OK, so I've got that craptacular ECS board, the K7S5A and I'm having the 133/133 you may have heard of. Anyway, in a nutshell, my comp works like a beauty at 100/133 (My 1.4 T-Bird down to 1.05) but would crash if I looked at it the wrong way at 133/133. So I added 2 monster case fans, upgraded to a Dragon Orb 3 and put a Compunurse on the CPU (temp probe). She finally works, but even idle, the Compunurse tells me she's running at 60 degrees! (The BIOS says only 50 or so.. but I don't trust it). Is 60 acceptable? Should I be worried? Or should I ditch the board and maybe grab myself a new KT266a board? Anyone have an opinion on the new Soyo or Soltek btw.. OK, thanks everyone. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources" - Albert Einstein More about : hot hot bird svol November 27, 2001 2:11:09 PM 60 Degrees is certainly to high, but I would trust my BIOS instead of that thing. Did you used Arctic Silver? Do not make illegal copies of this post :wink: Ed_Phoon November 27, 2001 4:54:38 PM If your system running stable, complete benchmark test, running 3d game without problem, then it's ok. If you're living in 'hot' place like me (Singapore), with room temparature of 29~32degree C, then 60 degree C is normal for TBird 1.4 Related resources OC TBird without unlocking? 56C too hot ? - Forum How hot should my T-bird CPU be? - Forum How Hot Can a T-Bird Get? - Forum HOT HOT 1.33 T-Bird - Forum How hot is too hot ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Smilin November 27, 2001 4:54:55 PM 60 Degrees is NOT too high. The thermal limit on the Athlon is 90-95 degrees celcius depending on the model. Anonymous a b à CPUs November 27, 2001 5:00:53 PM Thanks guys.. OK, 32C is pretty hot, only I'm in Canada and we're getting close to winter.. It does run pretty stable I guess (crashes if it hits 70 though), I was just making sure I'm not gonna damage anything. - Corri "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources" - Albert Einstein Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow Hot is Too Hot ? ForumHow hot is too hot ? Forum1.2 Tbird running hot ForumHot T-Bird 1.333 ForumHow hot is too hot ? ForumT-bird 1.2GHz (266 FSB) - hot or happy? ForumToo damned hot !!! arrggghh... ForumAthlon XP 1800 runs TOO HOT ! ForumCPU too hot ?? ForumIts too hot Forumtoo loud, too hot , im not happy ForumWhen is hot too hot ? ForumYou thought T-Birds where HOT ! ForumNew 1.2 GHZ T-Bird is too hot ! Please help! ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !