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Thread: Cpu Heat (again)

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    Well, I have a AMD XP 1800+ athalon thingy, and I just checked the temp with SiSoft Sandra and it says its 74.5 C now my knowledge in that area of computers is Zero but I dont think thats normal?

    If it isnt.... what do i need to do?

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    That temp does seem high.
    Were these readings taken after any processor intensive apps were run or was the system just idling?

    I assume that you are using the stock AMD heatsink and the computer is also stock?
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    Hey clocker, wasabi
    I was just running K-lite and MyIE2 and the usual background apps, norton anti virus oh and Kazupornode and windvd cinema management... in the beginning my comp was on a cool 30 something deg C i think, round about that area, but these days its like always 75 C, I run my computer 24/7 and do a restart every 10 or so days, thats when I see the temp....
    So I dunno, am a panicing like a sissy or do I need to run to a tech screeming and crying?

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    noname,

    Whether or not you are a sissy is a matter for another thread and not really relevant here.

    Maybe you could nab a monitoring program (MBMonitor or any of several others) and keep it in your systray so you can see realtime temp changes.
    If possible, you might also remove your case side and see if all your fans are functioning properly. You could leave it off and see if the temps drop.

    Have you cleaned all the dustbunnies out of your case lately? If you run your PC 24/7 you may be sucking a lot of dust into your fans...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Open your case and look at the CPU Fan. Is it running? Is it clean? Clean the heatsink while you're at it. Does you case have proper cooling and are the intake vents blocked in any way?

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    lol clocker
    Same replies, so must be right
    Well the fans working and i downloaded MB monitor, well now its 57 C... well because i kinda went nuts and hooked an ordinary fan to the PC... you know those house hold ones. I dont think its the fan when i looked inside it was moving and the MB monitor is saying "Fan 1 4326 RPM",
    The other thing is I Usually keep one side of the box open, because i mess around with the inside alot, so i get at the dust in there from time to time but that maybe a problem.
    I'll look into it but for now the household fan is to the rescue...
    Thanks

    oh and if none of that stuff works... do i need a new fan? I was told that AMD has heat problems, but i dunno .

    Thanks again

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    Are the fins of the heatsink clean?
    Does the heatsink feel hot or cold?

    If the heatsink is clean and it feels cool then perhaps you need some thermal paste (like arctic silver) between the CPU and the heatsink.

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    The fan is a nice shade of brown.. so check to the Dust, (original colour black)
    The fan feels hot also, so check to both....
    so what do you think is the problem?

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    I have read that AMDs tend to run a little hotter than Intels, but not that much.

    Does your fan really run at 4300rpm? That seems high also. Mine runs at 3300rpm and my chip temp is pretty stable at 40-45C.

    Maybe running your machine without the side cover is screwing up the airflow in your case. Perhaps reinstalling it will help...

    Now about this sissy thing...
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    thats what MBM shows right now, Maybe I should just get a Pentium

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