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is my processor runnin to hot


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heartofalion28

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my processor type is in my sig but is it runnin to hot and i was wondering if i got the arctic silver thermal paste would that make a difference? oh yea the heatsink and fan arent stock i have one that i bought on there.


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No it is not running hot, microsoft say that it can handle a couple more degrees actually, but obviously the colder it runs the better performance you will get.

cheers woody

Edited by woody1977, 02 August 2005 - 10:43 PM.

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From what I can find at full load it should not exceed 67.7 degrees. You can improve air circulation by keeping the PC off of the carpet, the back of the PC should be unobstructed, keep it out of direct sunlight, away from heaters and by cooling the room air down with air conditioning. :tazz:
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If we all did what microsoft said all the computers in the world would have ceased to function years ago. Ideally you want load to be under 60 anyhting above 60 while tolerable is not normal or advisable. Arctic would make a difference also what kind of hsf is it.
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its a MASSCOOL 8W501B1M3G 90mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink and i will haveta look into buyin the arctic silver

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Hi,

I agree with warriorscot, you need to keep the temps under 60c when at full load.
With that said you also have to understand that sensors on most mobo's can be inaccurate and alot of the time they read high. I see you have a Abit board, Abit boards at least with Amd based systems are notorious for reading high temps.

If when the cpu is at full load such as when running prime95 the computer is stable and I mean completely stable, no lockups or reboots or bsod's then I would not worry about the temps.

If however you have problems when running at full load then you need to take measures to get that cpu temp down.

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My temps run about 42c idle, 57c loaded (playing FarCry)... Prescott 478 with stock HFC, Artic Silver5.

Get some Artic, it will pull your temps down a bit.

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I have a friend with the same cpu and his is also a heat monster he got a xp-120 to keep his temps managable even then he is lucky to get under 50 with normal use. Mind you it is rarely at full blast a 120mm fan at full whack is a noisy thing indeed.
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do u guys know if any retail stores sell arctic silver or am i gunna haveta special order it from some where?

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Depends where you live. Here in California, Frys, PC Club sells Arctic Silver 5.

On-line, Newegg.com sells it.

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The processor is designed to operate within its operating temperatures for the expected lifetime of the CPU. When it reaches it's maximum thermal operating limit it will throttle down to a slower speed, preventing thermal damage. To see if yours is throttling simple use: Throttle Watch. Consistent throttling is not a good sign and you need to improve your cooling.

FYI stock "boxed" coolers are specifically designed to operate the CPU within its operating temperatures so long as basic thermal considerations have been taken and ambient room temperature is not excessively hot.

Edited by GeneralAres, 05 August 2005 - 01:47 AM.

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ok my hsf never revs up its always sittin around 2500 rpm why? by the way its a MASSCOOL 8W501B1M3G 90mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink

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According to Masscool the rated speed of your hsf is 2400 rpm + or - 10%

This means that the high end would be 2640 rpm so at 2500 rpm it is reving up somewhat.

You may want to send them a email and ask.

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