Hi guys just a quick note... about my CPU and Temperature..
I have an...
Athlon Thunderbird 1.2 ghz. 1 gig of SD-ram 133 40gb h/d gforce 4 mx 440 win xp pro + sp1
i was looking in the BIOS and came across some cpu temperture readings.. i will list what i found below.. could u tell me if its a good reading or a bad reading.. i.e my cpu getting fried or is it ok??? (note cant get the degree or farenhieght symbol so ill use c and f
CPU Temperture 64 degrees C / 144 F System Temperature 64 c / 89 f CPU fan speed 4201 RPM SYstem fan speed 2887 RPM
From what I can see, The reading look OK. If you used a AMD approved heatsink, then you should be fine. But it looks good as far as I can tell.
22nd April 2003
for a thunderbird that is alot most computer sould not go over 120f.
P.S. The bios are not that accurate ethier you might want to get your own heat prob and put it under the cpu and see what it says.
That's interesting because my Athlon has roughly the same temp and I am using a approved fan. The older AMD Tbird chips run a little hotter than the newer ones. I own one of the "first generation" Tbirds and not had a issue with it. Why do you say that it should not go over 120F. Is there a place that I can find this info at? I'm not trying to insue an arguement, I'm just trying to see where I can read that at. I do agree however, that the cooler the processor, the better the machine will run.
o right ok then guys well thanks for feedback .....
nice to no that my PC isnt fried as a chip!!:frog:
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20th May 2002
AMD's tech specs say that the maximum safe operating temperture for you CPU is 90c (it can be found on AMD's website but takes bit of hunting around to find).
Your system temp seems screwed around though, is it 64c (which is 114f) or 89f (which is about 31c) if it's the latter it is fine, the former is a problem.
Most earlier Athlons run hotter than the new ones based on 13 micron technology, they produce greater heat because of the higher currect required to turn them. You temp is fine for a 1.2 Athlon.
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11th August 2002
yuck my p4 3.0ghz 800mhz is running at 83 degrees Fahrenheit and is cooler than my motherboard that is at 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
but amd's do run hot
interesting.... is it worth buying these extra cooling systems for my PC??? like will i notice much difference if performance???
22nd April 2003
Dont trust you bios they are not that accurate. If you want to find more information go to these forms HardForms that is where I learn all my stuff about computers. Most of them build there own computers like me so they know a whole lot about them.
And Shord it is impossible (not impossible just very very inporable) for your mother board to be hotter then your cpu. And those temps dont seem right I get 79 degrees F on my 3.06GHZ with a water cooling sysetm. My temps come from a prob on the cpu not from the bios.
One other thing the temps are fine on your computer whothedaddy it just seems a little high (mabey I have been using water cooling systems for to long). Dont worry until it goes over 120 degrees C .
Water Cooling System??? I will have to look into one of those. I need to see if they make them for my Tbird Athlon. Any suggestions? @ whothedaddy, you might see a performance increase. Don't know how noticeable it would be. But general rule is if the processor is cooler, the better it will run.