I got an old/cheap ECS K7SEM motherboard to run the Athlon 1.4ghz cpu. At first it said the speed was 1.002ghz or something on the startup dialog, so I went into the bios and manually set the cpu bus setting to something like 133mhz/133mhz/33mhz < not sure on the 3rd one, but each setting had 3 values in one (maybe the others were for RAM and such). Anyways, the computer now runs the chip at it's normal 1.4ghz speed, but the heat is allways around 57-60 C on the CPU. It might even go 61-63 on heavy proccessing, but I'm sure it shall stay under 65 C.. plus I even set the computer to automaticly shutdown at 65C. Would you say this lil newbie overclock or whatever is gonna burn the computer up? The fan on the CPU was the fan reccomened fan that came in the Retail AMD CPU box.
btw, already updated the board to the latest bios as well.\
I was asking since I use a Amd 2500 Barton CPU on a Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394 motherboard with a CPU temp rangeing from 49C-58C according to MotherBoardMoniter 5. not a huge difference I suppose.