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i have an AMD mobile athalon XP 2400+ installed in my desktop computer. the idea was going to be that since the chip runs on 1.3 volts, it would help keep temps down in my case. however, the lowest voltage my motherboard will send to the chip is 1.5 volts. So im overclocking it slightly. the temperature of the chip at idle is about 45 C. (acording to Asus probe)

is this a safe temperature? what is considered a good operating temp for this type of chip?

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-josh
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Hi,

45c is ok for that cpu but not great, If you plan to overclock then you need to keep a close eye on it.

Ideal temps are low 40,s or even high 30's but 30's is hard to achieve with the barton core but I have a 2500+ that idles at around 37c with a room temp of 70f.

Ideal temps at full load is low 50's you don't want to see 60c this most likely won't hurt the chip but running in the low 60c you could start to see instability.

Anything over about 65c is the danger zone but all this really depends on how accurate your sensor is.

You could run prime95 to load the system and watch the temp under full load and see if everthing is stable

Rick
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