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Thor006

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For an AMD Thunderbird 800 mHz does anybody know what the average operating temperature should be? Mine averages about 50 C and that seems hot, even though it is not overclocked... yet...
 
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tweak

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Your temps are a little high. If you were not going to OC, I'd say they were fine. What HSF are you using?
 
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Thor006

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Honestly, I'm not sure. The fan doesn't really say, if it does it's in Japanese or something. But I resently tried out a ChromeOrb, and the temperature went up like 10 F. That could have been because of the way I had to hook it up (it lacked a plug, but that's what I get for $5 out of a bargin bin) but I have thermal grease plus a thermal pad on it and even a small exaust fan next to it. Maybe I should concider underclocking...
 

Tim-

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You don't want that thermal pad! Get rid of that rascal and just use a thin layer of thermal grease. Those pads are not all they're cracked up to be, and using both is even worse!

Case cooling is also very important- the hsf can't get any cooler than the air around it, so without airflow through the case it can't work efficiently. With AMD processors you need all the cooling you can get!
 

Colin

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Getting rid of the thermal pad and applying grease will help but to totally get rid of the pad you will need to lap the surface of the heatsink. It’s not possible to scrub the residue of the pad out of the microscopic imperfections in the surface of the heatsink, and that’s where that thermal grease really needs to be.
 

dgk

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My [email protected] runs at 46-52C. I'm not thrilled with that and would like it cooler before I try to go faster. Still, I don't notice any performance problems and if the CPU lasts 3 years instead of 300 it will still join the other six or seven computers that make up my trophy room. I mean, network.

I'm using the Superorb, and am responsible for an earlier thread asking if my Superorb just blows. Conclusion was that is sucks. I'm looking at a Taisol CGK742092 or Alpha Pal6035 or FOP32-1 with maybe a Papst 33 fan.

Thor006 (Feb 09, 2001 10:46 p.m.):
For an AMD Thunderbird 800 mHz does anybody know what the average operating temperature should be? Mine averages about 50 C and that seems hot, even though it is not overclocked... yet...
 
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tweak

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The alpha 6035 witn the sunon fans stink! If you get one make sure it has a delta fan on it. I recommed the fop 32 or 38. Bets bang for the buck. The super orbs work pretty good too. check out this site they have good prices www.CoolerChips.com
and www.3dfxcool.com for the alpha's
 

g.nEUz

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Dec 29, 2000
the fop 38 rulez! got mine today a bit loud but it coolz the heck out of my tbird. going for 1100mhz with this hsf and arctic silver(i hope ???)
 

J.S.

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Hi,I just got my first system up and running that I used a AMD instead of Intel,I have the Tbird 1gig and I used the PAL 6035 with a GW fan 38cfm,My idel temp is 30C and full load was 42C. I also used a thin layer of Artic Silver.I like the 6035 so far and think its doing a great job. i got mine from www.2cooltek.com
 
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Rich

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Well its a big 50C that is a top temp, AMD says the max temp and it
still works???? is 90C, but seriously 43C 2 47C is best temp, and
WOT YOU MUST take into consideration is the room temperature
as a warm summer day limits what a normal fan & heatsink can do,
my TB 1ghz runs at 42 Celcius full load in a room at 60 degrees F,
well summer blues are going to be red this year.