scared of heat

XP1900, Asus A7V8X motherboard, coolermaster HSC-V62 heatsink, Chieftech 340W PSU

just built first AMD system, and was hoping for some mild overclocking...

Problem is that CPU runs at 50C idle and 54-55C at load. (BIOS and ASUS probe) Although it's stable, i was expecting something lower... all with an open case - board is at about 35C...

thought it was my HSF installation, but at third time i still get the same temps... (coolermaster premium and Antec silver paste)

any ideas as to what I am doing wrong, or does this sound right...? a bit worried as CPU locks up at indicated 62C or so...

thanks for the help
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  1. don't worry about it.my xp 2000 runs at about 60c and it's perfectly fine.

    no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]
  2. Asus puts a little 'modifier' in there bios.

    The probe is reading one temperature, and Asus "bumps" it up to give an indication of the actual processor core.

    Personally, I think it's stupid. I don't want someone interpreting crap for me; I'd rather have the raw data, and interpret it myself.

    Butt.

    They have to provide tech support. And that costs cash. So, you want that probe reading as high as anything could possibly even be.

    "I personally think filesystems should be rewritten from scratch every 5 years..." --- Hans Reiser
  3. Try reading the temps with Motherboard Monitor 5.

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