Athlon 64 3200 + Venice w/ stock hsf and silicon thermal grease 2.0ghz not overclocked
512 ram PcC3200
nVidia Geforce FX5200
96mm fan on the rear as an exhaust
80mm in front pulling air in
I have had alot of problems with the heat of the cpu (would idle at 55C). Reapplied thermal grease twice and changed my case fans around. As of right now I have gotten to run at these temp specs. I have read about problems with the bios reading the wrong temperature. With my mother board came an application called EasyTune which allows me to watch my cpu and system temperatures. I have never seen my system temperature go over 30.
As of right now with quiet and cool running its idles at about between 20C - 25C VCore 1.1 (and has been running for atleast 30 min) with c&q turned off it idles at about 27-30C VCore 1.4. This has been a huge improved over the last week since buying my new motherboard and cpu. The problem I find is when I play a game (game being Unreal 2004) my temperature greatly increases. At first it goes into the high 40's low 50's then gradually increases and after about 6 minutes of playing the game i'm in the 60's with the highest i have yet it go 68 and its still going up. I have decided to mod my case adding a three fan in the side point direct into the cpu fan (have not gone back home to do so). During idle times the cpu heatstink remains close to room temperature and the same goes for when the temperature was at 68. The computer did not reboot at this temperature but I have had it happen earlier this week being why i have started paying more attention to my temp while playing games.
I have always thought that this is way too hot for a cpu to be getting! Am I wrong in my thinking? w/ this is my first AMD cpu. If not, does anyone have any idea's on to how I could help to reduce this from happening?
Edited by unrooting, 28 January 2006 - 09:21 PM.