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December 27, 2002 7:47:17 PM

Hey fellas Happy Holidays! I have a problem. My CPU temp all of a sudden went up and i have no idea wats causing it. it started two days ago. it never used to reach 55c-57c before. it was always low below 50c overclocked. room temp seems the same. I put new arctic silver on to see if that was the problem but its not. i even lowered the vcore to 1.725v The most recent thing i did was upgrade to dirext x 9 and catalyst 2.5 but that couldnt be it rite?

AXP 1600+@2000+ (unlocked 12.5x133)
Volcano 9 @ 4000rpm
MSI KT3 Ultra
Radeon 8500LE 300/650 Catalyst 2.5
256pc2100 ddr Crucial
WinXP Pro SP1

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December 27, 2002 10:31:47 PM

Did you flash the bios? That can cause a change in readings sometimes. If your system is stable, I wouldn't worry about it.
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December 28, 2002 12:18:55 AM

i found out what the problem was. the new version of pc alert 4 was buggy it was reading 7c higher than it was supposed to. i didnt flash the bios and yes it was stable. i guess temp really doesnt matter as long as everything is stable. thanx for replying.
December 28, 2002 3:56:45 AM

Hehe, my system runs at 56 when idle, and goes up to 70 under work.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
December 28, 2002 2:59:58 PM

flamethrower does it get hot in your room? with those temps my pc will work as a heater. lol
December 28, 2002 8:06:36 PM

My Stock AXP 2000+ runs at 39c idle, and thats only with a crappy £10 coolermaster hsf! But then again I do have two casefans...
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