My Athlon 1700+ runs between 48-50C idle. I dunno if this is because of the case's ambient temp, (23-27C, with an Anntec 300W PSU and two 80mm fans) or my HSF assembly (Cooler Master DP5-6I31A-A1 with Antec's "Reference" silver thermal paste)
Any ideas? I'd like to get around 35-45C idle.
Your cpu temps are probably normal. Your room temperature also has a significant effect. My system runs about 5 degrees cooler in fall and winter (in Texas), and I don't run my a/c as much as some people.
Heatlockups are strange, in the fact that if you have a heat issue, the circumstances of the lockup are repeatable. When you reach that certain temp it locks, so if you play a graphics intensive game, it will generally lock up around the same amount of time after you start. Do you have repeatable heat lockups?
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Well, if I've just finished playing say, NOLF, everything in Windows gets REAL slow, to the point that I'll reboot. After reboot, everything is fine, unless I go back into a game. I would assume the processor isn't being as stressed by just running Windows, etc. Now, if I just have Windows running and let it sit, go online and read email, log off and leave it for a couple of hours, come back and get online again, go on Morpheus, open Word, etc., it'll run perfectly fine for 20+ hours. It seems to be the graphically intense stuff that gets it into lockups...
Your temps sound higher than they should be, especially with that kind of ambient temperature. My case temp normally sticks at 24C, and my CPU temp is generally at 42C idle, 51C full load. This is with a T-bird 1.33GHz, which should run considerably warmer than your CPU.
I would suspect the HSF in this case; I currently run a GlobalWin FOP32.
Are you running Win2K? If so, have you installed the Athlon+Win2K regpatch?
I have the same lockup issue with AMD Athlon 1700+ XP,
It's fine when I'm doin small tasks.. like what I'm doing now.. But when I play EverQuest, it locks up all the time, or locks up during installations..
I'm using a SOYO DRAGON + Motherboard & I loaded up the SmartGuardian, which shows Voltage, Temp & Fan speeds etc..
I saw that I'm haveing a Power issue.. It gives a warning once in a while when I'm just doin stuff like browsing the web, but when I'm installing/playing games it goes nuts..
Power drops too low very freequently when playing EverQuest, or installing stuff.. then locks up...
What I have in my PC atm is:
AMD Athlon 1700+ XP
SOYO DRAGON Plus Motherboard
512MB DDR PC2100 Memory
NVidia GeForce2 MX400 Video
& a floppy
With 4 80mm Fans, & CPU Heatsink & fan..
Power Supply is: ENERMAX EG365P-VE 350V..
My CPU runs at around 35-42c.. Case Temp is 25-30c
Where my power problem is: (Gona list it how it is on SmartGuardian)
When I get the warning The 2 readings in parentheses drop
The +12 drops to 11.03 on average, lowest I saw before lockup was 9.70
The -5 drops to -5.60 on average, lowest I've seen before lockup was -6.31.
I'm running Win XP Professional. When I'm running small programs, I get the warning rarely, but when installing something from CDRom it goes off about every 5 sec. untill I lock up.. Same thing with playing big Games like EverQuest, or Diablo II..
Someone (on Tom's Hardware actually) recommended an Antec Power Supply, so I'm gona go get that tomorrow Unless anyone els has some other suggestion hehe..
i do not think that 40 something or 50 somthing C will lead to stop your computer, if you check the specification of the AMD CPUs you will find it could reach more than 70, however i doubt that there are some options in the motherboard will stop the computer from running when the temperature reachs for the say degree. Check that in the bios
I run Windows XP, and there was an update for XP as well, which I did download.
I'm figuring it's probably the HSF assembly, which I more or less got for free, so I will be changing that sometime soon. I had used Antec's "Jet Cool" CPU cooler with the copper core for a previous AMD system, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Some sites had it rated just below an Alpha cooler in terms of overall quality.
I will also be picking up Antec's 350W dual fan power supply, because I can get a decent deal on it. Since I've never had a dual fan power supply, I will ask here: Does the second fan face down towards the CPU? I would think so, if it's a "sucking" fan. Putting a "blowing" fan facing up wouldn't seem to be to be a good idea, as it'd just be blowing hot air onto the case ceiling.
27C == 80F! That's rather high for a room in my book; I would be feeling stuffy with that sort of heat. 22C (72 F) is supposed to be "room temperature" and is about what my room stays at.
There's a 2C difference between my room temperature and ambient case temperature, mostly because I have pretty good airflow in my case. I would expect that with a room temperature of 27C, your ambient case temperature might be about 30C.
Moral: you might want to get your room temperature down a bit. :wink:
I myself haven't had a dual-fan PSU either--well, not that would fit in a standard ATX case, anyways. I would expect the second fan in a dual-fan PSU to be blowing upwards. The way airflow is supposed to work in a standard ATX tower is for the intake fan in the front to draw air in from a low altitude. Since warm air rises, the PSU and rear exhaust fans are supposed to exhaust air from a higher altitude. It would seem to me that a fan blowing downwards would be fighting a tower's normal airflow...
theres alot more data... but when plotted u get pretty linear relationships between room temp and mobo/cpu temps. for every degrees rise in room temp expect 1-3 degrees rise in mobo/cpu temp.
Course the better your CPU cooler the flatter the gradient of rise.
thus if your room is 27C, dont expect your cpu to be 40C unless your using a mcx462 or watercooling.
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