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AMD 1.4 Running Hot!

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RagMan

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Jul 29, 2001
I have a Amd 1.4 /266 cpu on a Asus a7a266 motherboard with a GlobalWin WBK38 heatsink/fan. I can't get the cpu to run any cooler than 55-56 C, and motherboard runs 32 C. I am not overclocking, just trying to get the cpu/mb cooler. I have two 80mm fans in the case, one in the front, and one in the back. The back one is a ThermaltakeTT 8025A-2B, the front one is a standard. I also installed a " 2 Cool PC " cooler. The temps above are from the asus pc probe. Does anyone have any suggestions on trying to cool this thing down. The reviews that I saw on the GlobalWin showed that the temps where 38-42 C.

Thanks
RagMan
 

cjtune

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You should have read this article on AMD temperature troubleshooting on the main page. Anyhow, ASUS motherboards are notorious for over-reporting CPU temperatures so stay cool, man -your bird's not really burning up yet. If programs aren't hanging up more often than then should or if 3D graphics aren't showing any visual oddities then you shouldn't have a heat problem with your PC, especially for a non-overclocked rig.
 

CSaddict

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I agree. I have an ASUS mobo and the temps reported is way out of wack I only use it for a reference.
 
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RagMan

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cjtune (Jul 29, 2001 10:28 a.m.):
You should have read this article on AMD temperature troubleshooting on the main page. Anyhow, ASUS motherboards are notorious for over-reporting CPU temperatures so stay cool, man -your bird's not really burning up yet. If programs aren't hanging up more often than then should or if 3D graphics aren't showing any visual oddities then you shouldn't have a heat problem with your PC, especially for a non-overclocked rig.

I didn't see that article before. I'll check it out in a bit. Here's another question. For setting up a thermocouple, I saw that they drill a hole in the side of the heatsink, but how far in do you go and is there supposed to be a hole on the bottom(above the chip) for the coupler to stick out??? I,d like to modify my heatsink to be able to get a accurate temp reading, but I want to do it right...

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cjtune

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No NO NO! Don't drill into your HSF! You need professional skills and equipment and if wrongly done, you'll ruin your HS and possible fry your CPU that way too! Just follow the way documented in the Swiftech article on placing a thermocoule next to the core (make sure it isn't too fat :)). But if I were you, I'd use the mobo readings as a reference value for future O/Cing and be happy with it. What are you going to do with super-accurate readings when nearly everybody else depends on the mobo thermistor (and in different world climates too!)?