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CKramer

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I recently installed an old Athlon XP processor onto a new motherboard in hopes of being able to play some old games on it. When it was installed, I noticed that the heatsink was pretty hot, but the fan and everything still works.

I haven't had any crashes so far, although the computer did lock up one time when I tried to install some drivers.

Any ideas on how to fix the problem?
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Well this might not be a problem, my Athlon XP used to run at 60C (and work perfectly), they can run operate up to 80C. What sort of temperatures are we looking at here, or is it just what you feel from your hands?
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60-80 degrees Celsius? As in 4/5ths of the temperature required to boil water?

Well, the computer get somewhere around there, I think. I haven't measured it, but it feels pretty hot just by touch.

Is it safe to have it running constantly at such a high temperature?
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download Speedfan (search for it on google)
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