I have a Athlon XP 1800+.
It runs at 40c idle and 44c maxload.
I have 2 80 mm intakefans that blows air into the case ant directy on to the cpu.
i think this temp is really good.
Without the fans my cpu runs at 45c idle and 60c maxload.
Athlon XP 1800+
ATI Radeon 8500 Retail
SB Live! Player 5.1
Just try rising the FSB from 133 to 138 MHz to begin. Test the system and see the temps and then again a little bit.
Just be sure that you know how to make a CMOS clear in case the computer doesn't boot up.
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my 1800 ran with an idle of 38 C and a max load of 48 C using a thermaltake volcano 7...WITHOUT THERMAL GREASE?!?!?
I know it's crazy but that's what my motherboard monitor showed for the abit kr7a. A word of caution on gigabyte boards: I used the easytune4 utility to overclock and the motherboard's temp. monitor showed AN IMMEDIATE 8C JUMP WITH A 1 MHZ FSB INCREMENT....woooo, scary. Thermaltake volcano 7+ supposed to be even cooler, but a lot louder.
Well technically Full Load is 100% cpu usage AND all ALU, FLU and extended pipelines filled with instructions.
The first is easy to do, but the second doesnt happen too often, Thus 100% of prime95 may give a slightly different temperature to 100% of seti@home as they use different instructions that may or may not use some pipelines.
There is a program, designed for AMD cpu's only, that fully stresses all the pipes.
Its called Toast, And it makes my CPU at least 2-4C hotter than any other 'burn in' application. the idea stress testing aplication.
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Excuse me if my English is funny, but its my second language.
By "full load" I mean 100% cpu utilization for a prolonged period of time, like when I'm playing 3D games or using PKZIP to compress 100GB of video files.
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i got my XP 1800 down to 98f idle wityh a 6kRPM fan and a vantec copper sink with ASII and a room temp around 75f in an antec SX1040 4x80mm fans. it ran maxload at 113.
i took the fan off cuz it was TOO FRIGGIN LOUD! and put a 3k fan in it.