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I need help before my CPU fry's!!!!

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strokeside

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Jan 10, 2002
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OK, at first I thought I just had good cooling stup in my rig, but I overclocked my CPU by 24% yesterday, for which I had tro up the voltage, and the CPU temp only jumped by 1degree Celcius. Now I know the Alpha PEP66U is good, but not that good.

Doing the: (for non-overclocked)
C/W = delta/CPU wattage gives C/W = 5/30 = 0.1666
Which I know is not possible with this HSF.
I made sure the in-socket thermistor was in contact with the CPU, but it still gives a highest reading of 29.
Does anyone know a definite way to measure the CPU temp without resorting to buying and adding a thermistor between the CPU and HS?????
Anything?????
 

lyle

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29 deg C is not going to fry your CPU. I am not familiar with the Abit Via boards, but Motherboard Monitor should be able to read the on-die thermistor and give you more accurate readings than the socket one. If 29 deg C is your idle temp, then under load you shouldn't see it rise much more than 5 or 6 deg C. I have a Celetin 1.2 @ 1.6 and at idle it's running about 35 deg C, under load it jumps to 39 deg C, but everything is stable and fast. I'm using a PAL6035 so the PEP66 is a better HS design, more overhead. I think you are OK.
 

Starfoxer

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it's ok, your chip isnt going to fry. the pep should keep a
celery 1.5ghz pretty cool, even if your probe is wack.
 

oc jason

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what are u using to measure temps, that is a reasonable temp for a 1.5 celle but still it "COULD" be a system temp, id double check to make sure.
 
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strokeside

strokeside

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My system temp never goes above 26 degrees celsius, even under full load for an hour.
The 29 is definitly the CPU temp. I do have a 60mm 38cfm fan on the alpha and two exhaust fans right beside it, so I guess it is possible that the HS is good and the temp. is true......isn't it?

To measure the temps, I am using the VIA hardware monitor program that came with the board, aswell as MBM5