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#1 14 years ago

I recently upgraded to XP 2500+ from 2400+ , (yea not a big leap, in fact downgrade in MHZ) BUT my cpu's have always been running from 45C (117 F) on idle or 50-55C (120-130 F) full load,, now i read many times that over 50 is bad, anyone have any idea why its up there, i've got stock fan and heatsink and NO OVeRclocking, ive read others have 30C (80-90F) with stock with the same chip. anyone have any ideas?




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#2 14 years ago

poor airflow sounds like it could be the cause. or your voltage settings are out of whack. I had a similiar issue with mine.


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#3 14 years ago

do you think i should lower the voltage? going to get like 3 system fans, and place them all around the CPU, (is that a good idea?) they're only 2$ each, im hoping it will drop the temps. thanks.




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#4 14 years ago

Unless yo have place to put i would go with it, but it probably is that your processor fan is not made for the 2500, i don't know much about AMD but maybe you could think about buying a new fan and heatsink. They are probbably about $10 each i guess. If you are a person who has practically no fans, you should probably think about getting a new case. You can get them pretty cheap, in fact my friend just got one for $37 with 5 fans http://www.dealsonic.com/lctltmitocaw.html Not a bad deal if you are looking to get a new look.




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#5 14 years ago

OK I figured out the problem.. I should have known from the start, its the BLOODY POWER UNIT!!!! f*ck sakes, im running overclocked now @ 2.2Ghz and i have lower heat, 42C , 45C MAX.... the power source unit was right on top of the chip/heatsink/fan, there was like 1/4 inch of clearence, the bloody thing generates allot of heat, so i moddified my case you can say, i MOVED the Power Unit to the BOTTOM of my case so that one power fan is facing upwards and the other sideways, I also removed my case cover, now im getting wicked temps, good airflow and i have a "custom" system you can say lol... if i can take a pic of it ill show you all it looks very strange.




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#6 14 years ago

Hey if that helps, wierd it doesn't get hot since hot air rises.




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#7 14 years ago

thanks n0e for the info, i was guessing it was poor airflow as well.




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#8 14 years ago

yea it does help allot, temps dropped by at least 10-15C, even o/ced... the power source unit sits at the bottom on top of pc speaker and adjacent to ethernet + sound card but its doing good , so far been running all day no issues. WOOHOO.. finally i did it :D thx everyone.