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    Temp for Athlon 3000xp

    What temp should my athlon run at normally idel it runs at 62 i have a Thermaltake Skull case with four case fans and a volcanoe 12 cpu cooler any ideas to get the temp down?

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
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    If you can be arsed, I suggest taking off the heatsink (when the pc's off, obviously) and removing the thermal paste there, then using Arctic Silver 5 because that's quite some heat you're producing, seeing as you have a non-stock cooler o.O

    What size are the case and cpu fans?

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    Have a look at the AMD website and the specs for your particular CPU (you only specified the particular speed in the post, not the full part number) and it will tell you what the maximum temperature the chip will run at. Obviously the lower you can run it at, the better and the CPU is less likely to suffer premature failure!

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    Im using artic paste my system is built by me the case is this one http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/vm3000/vm3000a.htm .
    Im sure it never run this hot before.I have a shim on the cpu do you think removing this will help.

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AN8-SLIPremium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
      • Monitor(s):
      • modified 17" Iiyama
      • Internet:
      • Be* 24MBit @ 10-12MBit
    No idea, what's the advantage of having one on it?

    I really don't think it should be running at that temperature at idle with all that cooling, could be the temperature sensor playing up I guess, get it to a high temperature then turn off, see if it really is that hot, touch the heatsink or something.

    I'm guessing you're using the front panel to measure the temp?

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    no the bios and gigabytes temputer software and MBM 5.

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AN8-SLIPremium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
      • Monitor(s):
      • modified 17" Iiyama
      • Internet:
      • Be* 24MBit @ 10-12MBit
    Hmm, I'm not sure then, it's odd though, hope you sort something out and sorry I couldn't help you further.

    What are the temperatures of say, your gfx card and motherboard at idle? and anything else you can get readings off currrently

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    Red face

    system runs a 37 my volcano is only running at 4218rpm if i run full pelt the god dam thing is to noisey i have a separate antic cooler net to the graphics card.

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AN8-SLIPremium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
      • Monitor(s):
      • modified 17" Iiyama
      • Internet:
      • Be* 24MBit @ 10-12MBit
    All seems pretty hot , for example I've got a thermalright xp-120 heatsink with a 120mm 58CFM fan running slower than top on an AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+, and it idles at about 30°C. And that's a similar setup to yours really. And my mobo is usually at around 17/20°C with four fans, 3 120mm, 1 92mm.

    How long have you had it? Things could be dusty?

    Well, look at it this way; least you get heating for your room as a bonus
    Last edited by squishy; 27-10-2005 at 06:48 PM.

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    about 3 weeks ago i done a total strip down clean and then rebuild i might just go and get a new cpu cooler or put the case back on top of my desk,also iam going to put one of my hard drives in my sons computer and i might take out the cdrw i dont use it much.
    This might bring down the inside temp.

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AN8-SLIPremium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
      • Monitor(s):
      • modified 17" Iiyama
      • Internet:
      • Be* 24MBit @ 10-12MBit
    Could help airflow I guess, what's it like in there? Clear or a tangle of wires? I was quite conscious of moving cables out of the main area of the case to optimise airflow.

    A new cooler could help yeah, try for something with a 120mm fan if you can fit it in, thermalright are generally very good heatsinks, see here.

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    Very tidy i used to have round cables but it was a mess so i used flat cables fitted tight to the drives all power cables tied and nice and neat. all dust blown out.

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    • squishy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AN8-SLIPremium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
      • Monitor(s):
      • modified 17" Iiyama
      • Internet:
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    Hehe, nice job. Strange problem then though :/

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    I have just been lookin on maplins web site i can get a adaptor for 80cm to 120cm fan can i use a normal case fan?
    Also i have a ducting mod from thermaltake could this help if i install it?

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      • AMD Athlon 64bit 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB (4x512MB)
      • Storage:
      • 987.40GB over 4 drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVIDIA 7800GTX
      • PSU:
      • 450W? Can't remember :>
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      • Thermaltake Tsunami Dream BWsomethingsomething
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      • modified 17" Iiyama
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      • Be* 24MBit @ 10-12MBit
    Could do, but I don't know much about ducts. And if you mean on your existing volcano, if it fits, sure you can .

    I use Silenx fans, they're damn quiet, and pretty high airflow. For massively high airflow use Delta though

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    I have just striped down the heatsink and fan took the temp probe off i think i broke it last time applied paste refitted now a nice 48 degres must have been that probe you canot put it under the cpu makes it go funny i had to put it on the cpu socket must have caused a small gap between chip and heatsink.

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