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    Unhappy HELP! Cooling solutions.

    Okay, so some of you might have seen all my questions and queries about various PC components as I went about looking to build a PC.

    Well, now I have everything bought and set-up except Windows XP, which is still arriving (long story, very annoying).

    Having set it all up, a went to set the BIOS. Did everything I could, or new how to do, and then thought I'd check the Status/temps.

    I found that the CPU, whilst running only the BIOS (windows not even installed yet, in fact, the HD isn't even partitioned or set-up), started at around the low 30's and gradually increased to around 44/45c. This seems a bit high to me.

    I'm running an Athlon XP 2500+, under a Volcano 11+ HSF, on an MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR. The case is an Antec SX630II. It has room for 3 case fans (80mm), at the moment I'm running one outtake at the back, and one inlet at the front. Planning on getting the third today. Intake.

    The HSF is set to thermal sensor mode, though I'm thinking of setting it to manual or just full auto.

    Any other ideas? I don't want to fork out much more money, but maybe I should consider other cooling solutions. The Volcano 11 is rated up to 3200!

    I'm confused!

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    The BIOS does actually run the CPU at a high load. Can't remember why though. Leave it in the BIOS and whatever temp it reaches (~45C) can be regarded as the load temp.

    Sounds about right too

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    Thanks Dr.X

    Can anyone else confirm this?
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    • da_ging's system
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    45.C underload is fine m8 if it hits 65.C then u start to worry

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    45 is a low temp!
    60 is high...
    70 is starting to get dangerous!

    stop worrying

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    starting? at that point your fusing transistors!! i keep mine at 0ยบ a cooling solution for you? get an old coke machine/dispenser and gut it. put a pump in the botton of the tank and run it for about 2hrs. by that time the water should be below freezing. then you can overclock the holy begeesus out of it.

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    Im running a Barton 2500+ with a Volcano 2 i finks either way i idle at 46 odd in windooze

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    Turtle - where on earth am I supposed to find one of those? And thinking about it, where am I supposed to put it?!!!

    Nem, Volcano 2 or 12?
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    I know, I'll just buy a second hand fridge and put the PC in their!

    Why didn't I think of that sooner?

    Actually, while I'm at it, I could get hold of some wireless units, and have a plane fly my PC at ridiculously high altitudes.

    Then there's always the liquid nitrogen solution.

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    if u really want to drop the temp cut a 80-90mm blow hole in the door below the cpu and either push or blow. dropped my temps by 8c

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    already tried the fridge idea

    already tried the fridge idea dosent work too well. the plane thing just hurt.... already tried liquid nitro also.... i found that if you freeze the bios the whole thing dont work!!

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    Thats a relief just fitted my aero 7+ socket A with arctic silver 5 and watched the temp in the bios rise from 30-44, which had me really worried as i had the genric hsf and coolermaster premium compound on before and it only reached 41 after 2 days continous use, i was expecting the arctic 5 and aero 7 to do much better, guess i'll check it after a few days of breaking in arctic silver 5, strange how the bios runs the cpu at load, who'd have thought
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    Exactly, who would have thought? Can anyone else confirm/explain this? Does/why does the BIOS run at load?
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    Originally posted by Galant
    Exactly, who would have thought? Can anyone else confirm/explain this? Does/why does the BIOS run at load?

    presumably because the cpu idle service hasn't loaded yet?

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    mabie its a percentage deal?

    you know how REEEEALY old games run insanely fast on new comps? like you cant even see the ball in pong..... you run the game and you automatically lose!!!

    well mabie the bios is doing the same thing. running the same process as fast as it can......full load!

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