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Why does my system get so hot

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Dolemite2001

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Apr 28, 2001
I have a Duron 800 Not over clocked at the moment, on an A7V using the ThermalTake Chrome ORB. For a while i had the cover off with a large house fan blowing in and it ran at 125F idle. I recently put a fan blowing out the back and 3 fans blowing in. It still runs around 129F idle.
What can I do to get it to at least 112F idle and not so warm.
Thanks
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
Are you using a program to get the temp? If so which one? Some of the monitoring programs can be off by quite a bit so try checking your temp in bios. I also have an A7V and it does read high temps around 105F idle 115 loaded with water cooling. I also have 2 Asus KT7A-Raid mobos and I tried the same chip and cooling on each of them and they read mid 70's idle and mid 80's under full load. The Abits have a thermistor that can be bent up so that it touches the bottom of the cpu which I think is a much better solution then Asus's fixed in the bottom of the socket. What you are really reading is the air temp in the socket.
 

Da Whip

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Feb 2, 2001
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Sunny Florida, you can keep the midwest!!
Another reason you might be running so hot is that ORB's SUCK. Go buy a good HSF and make a pencil holder out of the Orb.
You should also consider lapping your heatsink and using good thermal paste. You will be amazed as to what that will do.
 
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Dolemite2001

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Apr 28, 2001
Thank you both for the suggestions, yes I am using the A7V asus pc probe. Whats other good proggie to know your temperature, or will they all report what A7V is reporting?
 

HAZZ2

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Mar 6, 2001
I like the artic silver thermal grease (good stuff) i was haveing the same problem I had to change heat sinks and dropped about five degrees
 

asmodean

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Mar 21, 2001
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Then there's that PCI registry 52 hack. It's set to the right value on my Abit KT7A-R, but I don't know about Asus.

And, what everyone has said, KILL THE ORB!
BTW, Swiftech is EXPENSIVE, Alpha is not. Alpha has better performanence/bucks ratio.