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#1 13 years ago

I have a AMD AthlonXP 2800 @ 2075Mhz

My CPU temp, when i built the thing was around 99 degrees F, then i installed a new fan to get more air flowing and now its around 106 degrees F, and goes as high as 120 degrees F....is that normal?? why would another fan make it hotter??? what are the normal CPU temps?? what are the extremes when i should get worried???

Sorry for all the questions, but im clueless


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#2 13 years ago

Well, most of today's CPUs are ablbe to withstand temps up to 85 degrees C, which equals 185 degrees F. My 3.4E gets up to about 150 F while playing San Andreas. The cooler I'm using is a modified Cooler Master that is all copper, but I think I am going to switch to a Zalman. I put one on my wife's 3.0 Northwood and now the CPU is cooler than the mobo, if you can believe that. lol. Also, sometimes, faster fan speed doesn't always equal cooler. try adjusting the fan to different RPMs and find the speed that suits you best(if it's adjustable).




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#3 13 years ago

how do you determine the temperature of your cpu?




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#4 13 years ago

A lot of times it tells you in the BIOS. If not, then you have to dowload temp monitoring software, or get a probe and a little display. Did you check the CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating on the replacement fan? If its lower than the old one, that would definately explain the higher temps.




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#5 13 years ago

well, what i just put in was just a standard 80mm case fan...not a CPU fan....

my CPU fan is... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106603


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#6 13 years ago

I hope you didn't use a blower fan. They're really quite useless. Did you mount the heatsink properly? You have an AXP, so you obviously used some amount of thermal compound, but how did you apply it? And what kind did you use? It's also possible that you simply bought a HSF that isn't as good as what you had. As far as temp ranges go, I'd be leery of anything over 60°C on an AXP. It can probably handle more (I don't know for sure), but I wouldn't want to risk it.




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#7 13 years ago

i had a guy i know who builds computers for a living help me put it together...but the temp of the CPU NEVER got above 105 before a bout 2 weeks ago, and ive had it for over 6 months

and what is "AXP"???


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#8 13 years ago

maybe some small fan in your case quit, like your mobo's south or north bridge fan... its small and u wouldnt notice it... that happened to me once, it raised the temp




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#9 13 years ago

there isnt a fan on my mobo...there is a heatsink though


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#10 13 years ago
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.and what is "AXP"???

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