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: ForumBuilding New Rig, First Time, Scared ! ForumIntel scared of Bulldozer, more people excited by AMD's upcoming cpu. ForumScared of Newegg Reviews ForumInstalling Q6600 into GA-P35-DS3L. Scared ! ForumAMD Stock Plummets 25% in Response to K10 Release - Investors Scared ForumI'm scared to build a high-end computer! ForumScared of Water Cooling... ForumI want to overclock but I'm scared ForumFirst Build, all new parts, scared shitless ForumI'm scared to lap my cpu ForumScared of Quill Rats: any advise for nube? ForumI7 950 Heat and performance problems ForumCPU fried ? or just scared ? ForumAMD FX 8350 heat issue. needs help. ForumGPU heat ForumPSU Help ForumMeasure Heat Dissipation Forumamd duron heat ForumCPU heat Forumabout amd's heat problem More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !