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Insthink

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Dec 26, 2000
I got my computer together this week. its a AMD Ayja or ayja err dont remember exactly what name code it had... something around that tho.

Anyways, the fan is a fop32 global win heat sink mounted by a sanyo denky fan of 55CFM, pretty good fan/hs combo or so I read in reviews and artic silver II paste.


The mobo is epox 8k7a, ram is crucial DDR 2100




So at normal load with 1.83 default core voltage, i get around 44 C on cpu on normal load! and 49C at gaming load, such as tribes2. Room temperature is around 25-27C cause its summer and no A/C =(


Now I overclocked it at 1.4ghz, not much, 10x 140mhz fsb and the temperature is at 50C after running 3dmark2001 for an hour and 45C normal load


My computer crashed at 10x145 mhz fsb, and it wouldnt get passed bios booting at 10x155mhz. Now I know that I should up the voltage to gain stability, but im afraid to have the CPU overheat.

Now Im sending my epox back to the shop for a new epox, because this one's second DDR slot is bust, so Im getting a second chance in placing the fan on CPU right.

Question #1 - How much termal paste should I put? I put very thin layer, not razor sharp thin, but quite thing, not thick. I put it only on the part with the serial number on it, the core, midle metal thingy. Do i need to put termal paste anywhere else?

Question #2 - I got 2 fans on my case placed on top of each others in the back, they are right next to the CPU, should they blow IN or OUT of the case?

Question #3 - Even if the heat goes up 4C, thus going at 55C in full load, will the BURN-IN process make the temperature lower over time? from the CPU being used to the high speed?


Give me your tips =)
 

Cowtown

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Insthink (Jul 06, 2001 05:20 p.m.):
I got my computer together this week. its a AMD Ayja or ayja err dont remember exactly what name code it had... something around that tho.

Anyways, the fan is a fop32 global win heat sink mounted by a sanyo denky fan of 55CFM, pretty good fan/hs combo or so I read in reviews and artic silver II paste.


The mobo is epox 8k7a, ram is crucial DDR 2100




So at normal load with 1.83 default core voltage, i get around 44 C on cpu on normal load! and 49C at gaming load, such as tribes2. Room temperature is around 25-27C cause its summer and no A/C =(


Now I overclocked it at 1.4ghz, not much, 10x 140mhz fsb and the temperature is at 50C after running 3dmark2001 for an hour and 45C normal load


My computer crashed at 10x145 mhz fsb, and it wouldnt get passed bios booting at 10x155mhz. Now I know that I should up the voltage to gain stability, but im afraid to have the CPU overheat.

Now Im sending my epox back to the shop for a new epox, because this one's second DDR slot is bust, so Im getting a second chance in placing the fan on CPU right.

Question #1 - How much termal paste should I put? I put very thin layer, not razor sharp thin, but quite thing, not thick. I put it only on the part with the serial number on it, the core, midle metal thingy. Do i need to put termal paste anywhere else?

You don't want to put too much on, sounds like you probably have the right amount, you may want to consider using Artic Silver II instead, that can help recover a few degrees.

Question #2 - I got 2 fans on my case placed on top of each others in the back, they are right next to the CPU, should they blow IN or OUT of the case?

If they are on the back, the fan should blow out to evac hot air. You should have atleast one on the bottom front of the case as well to bring fresh air in and create a kind of vacuum.

Question #3 - Even if the heat goes up 4C, thus going at 55C in full load, will the BURN-IN process make the temperature lower over time? from the CPU being used to the high speed?

I don't know on this one, I can't answer that, although I can tell you your temps sound right in line with my system with a Global Win cooler. I reconfigured some fans in my system today and I am now getting a 2-3 degree's average better now that I put a faster fan at the back to move air quicker than the stock one in my Lian Li case.

Give me your tips =)

Get some more fresh air in, make sure the fans on the back push out and get some Artic Silver II (and/or a better heatsink) But really for the ambient temperature (which is the same as mine) you are right in the same spot I am and it's fine. It's not tremendous, but it's not that bad either

Shawn.
 
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Insthink

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oh btw, i rechecked my info about CPU
its a AMD tbird 1333mhz AYHJA