scared of heat Tags: CPUs Cooler Master Last response: November 23, 2002 5:53 PM in CPUs Share shuc5 November 23, 2002 3:47:02 PM 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 More about : scared heat ad_rach November 23, 2002 4:53:30 PM 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. :] ejsmith2 November 23, 2002 5:46:49 PM 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer eden November 23, 2002 5:53:20 PM Try reading the temps with Motherboard Monitor 5. -- *You can do anything you set your mind to man. -Eminem Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding tomorrow, im scared Forum SolvedDid this DVI to HDMI adapter just ruin this computer? Pretty scared.... Forum SolvedGraphics card is really hot! I'm scared of it melting Forum SolvedShould I be scared of building a PC? Forum SolvedI'm trying to build my first computer and I'm scared I may have damaged something or something was DOA Forum SolvedI'm scared. Help! Forum SolvedThis scared me Forum SolvedScared no idea what is happening Help Forum SolvedScared Noob to Update Drivers Forum SolvedScared of source engine. Forum SolvedNo More quitting horror games when your to scared? Forum SolvedScared that I pushed my CPU over the breaking point Forum SolvedScared to buy this Forum SolvedI'm scared of the rate of DOA Forum SolvedI5 3570k OC error scared to death help please Forum SolvedI'm kind of scared[Advice please] Forum SolvedI am scared of upgrading my power supply. Should I be? Forum SolvedI'm scared to put my PC together Forum SolvedScared That Computer Parts Might Be Broken Forum SolvedNewegg & OnTrac Shipping (Scared Right Now (Package was not Recieved 12/2)) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !