Okay, I have an Athlon XP 1800+ cooled down by the ALPHA PAL8045 (?) with a Delta fan at 5,000 rpm and my friend has a athlon T bird 1.4 cooled by a thermaltake dragon w/ a fan at 7000 rpm. We basically have everything the same, except cpu, and his cpu temp's idle is 32 while mines is 35. I thought the 1.4 TBirds are hot as hell, and the palomino cores were cooler?
Dont know about the xp, but 32C idle is dam good, mines around that when I run it at 1400 (unless i run vcool - then its around 27) and im watercooled.
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It could just be the difference of the thermal diode measuring the temperature more accurately on your AthlonXP. I wouldn't worry about it, it's very cool.
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