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Is my Chip slowly frying

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Bomshanka

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Apr 28, 2001
Hi guys, I have cracked my Athlon TB (AXIA) 1200 MHz up to 1404 MHz. I have accordingly built in a lot of fans inside to keep the temp down. I am also using an ORB twin cooler/heatsink (Titan) which can be used for chips up to 1.5 gigs. The trouble is, the temp still rises up to between 60°C and 64°C (with a closed case) with an open case it ranges at around 50°C. When I really give gas... it shots to 67/68°C.

Some of the people I have talked to say that's okay for an overclocked Thunderbird.... AMD itself says we can cook our chips up to 90°C. Can anybody confirm or deny that.... I am beginning to panic
 

outhouse

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Mar 11, 2001
Location
Auburn California
Your temps are a little high and overclocked systems are more sensitive towards heat related issues, The Orb is the worst HSF that is out there and yes using it you are taking a chance of slowly [for now] killing your chip, its not good to run any chip hot as well as having to face stability issues, get a decent HSF combo or look into water cooling AMD's do run hotter then intel. Remember to lapp your bew HSF and use a good thermal compound sauch as Arctic silver2 if you dont want to wait or cant find it radioshack compound will work just fine. It would be best to get your temps in the 30C to low 40C range if you really want to take care of your proccesor.