chop (Apr 05, 2001 01:58 p.m.):
I'm using a Alpha PAL6035 and a YS Tech Quiet Fan and my temps range from 32c idle to 48c full load. You can see my specs below. Are these okay temps? No overclocking.....YET!
My core voltage is at 1.75. Atleast thats what is says in the BIOS. When I check Sisoft is shows the CPU Cor Voltage at 1.84. Thats weird. Anyway, I have taken the heatsink off and placed it back on two times, so I don't think it is seated improperly, but maybe. I am also using thermal paste...just generic sstuff from Radio Shack. One thing that might be going on is: when I received the processor, it was an OEM model with a price tag/sticker on the bottom. I didn't pull it off for fear of damaging the chip. Could this be getting in the way of the temp meter in the socket? The tag on the chip is right in the middle of the proccessor, on the bottom side. Also, I have the fan sucking instead of blowing. Does that make any difference? Thanks guys.
Based on your last question about the voltage, I decided to lower it in the BIOS and see what my readings were with the VIA HWM sw. After lowering th evoltage to 1.65, it is reading as 1.73 in the VIA and 1.74 in Si Soft? Does this sound right? When it was showing 1.75 in the Bios, it was reading 1.83 in the VIA and 1.84 in Sisoft.