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Pollux

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Nov 29, 2003
i live in florida, and as of now we have the AC off and the windows open...so the avg temp in the house is 80 degrees or so. my idle temps are 41-42C, and load is 46-47C (ive seen it go as high as 49 once. with the AC on, its about 38C idle (low as 36 once) and the low/mid 40s load. my PC is virtually silent, i can only hear a very faint whisper from 3 feet away if i listen for it. now, this is all at 3200+ speeds. the reason why ask this is in a couple months i may consider upgrading my cooling to the new heatpipe heatsink, the sp-97 w/a tornado and 2 high powered case fans, with a fan controller to control the noise level. would this be necessary? i want to push the cpu a little more, possibly to 210x11, but i dont know what the max "acceptable" temp for such an OC would be. right now, my cpu is at 42c (2% load), and the case is 28c. when i open the side panal, the airflow from the 2 case fans feels pretty low, but then again i dont know what to expect. is 28c high or low? with overdrive on with the 9600xt, its always at its highest clock rate, so im assuming the temps are fine on the video card. would it be safe, considering my current temps, to push it beyond overdrive?
 
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Pollux

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i have sisoftware sandra 2004, but im not experienced with it. how can i test my cpu at a constant 100% load?
 

creepy

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Feb 15, 2003
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open it and on the top there will be an icon that looks like a flame and says "burn-in wizard" go to there...then keep pressing the arrow opening to the left. after that it will come up w/ a list of what u wanna test i usually only pick both cpu ones and sometimes the memory one. Then choose high and the # of times usually i pick between 500-800 and do it while im sleeping then keep clicking the next then click the check and itll run. An easier program for something like that is "cpu burn in". All you do is open the program type in the amount of hrs and min. u want it to run for and then click start and itll run your cpu at 100% load for the amount of time you chose. As for temps they seem alright. I pull off close to the same w/ water.
 
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Pollux

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edit: fixed problem

for ~40 min at 100% load, my cpu never went over 46c, and hovered between 45-46c.
 
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PabloEscobar

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Jan 4, 2004
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Way better temps then me. My case temp is always around 70F, but my CPU is always at 60C.. but thats because i have stock HSF and thermal grease. That will change once this TT volcano 7+ comes in the mail :)
 

Fast420A

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Jan 8, 2003
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You should try Folding with SSE enabled with that rig and see what kind of temps you see at a REAL full load. Just download the program, pick a user name and set the team number to 32 :) My temps are abnormally high right now because my A/C is broke and I have 3 rigs folding 24/7 with SSE enabled so the room temps are well over 90F but my temps on my main rig are usually 39C-43C full load, watercooled. Your temps sounds pretty good for living here in FL.

http://folding.stanford.edu

Also come visit us in the folding forum.
 
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