View Full Version : FS Processor getting too hot?
05-20-2002, 06:16 PM
LAST EDITED ON May-20-02 AT 05:17PM (EDT)[p]Running 1.4 Ghz Athlon Thunderbird
Asus GEFORCE2 GTS 32mb
SB Live 1024
Adaptec Scsi Card
Additional 2 x USB Card
On a warm May Day (UK)
At Idle my CPU is running @ 53 degree C (127 F)
After running FS2002 CPU is 57 degreeC (134 F)
IS THIS OK?
Will my processors life be shortened?
Do I need to be concerned?
05-20-2002, 06:38 PM
You should be fine with that!
Most CPU's are tested at a ridiculously overclocked speed and then sold at a much lower rate.
Pentium 4 2gig was clocked up to 3gig. Check Tomshardware.com
Your Ath will work forever under 65 deg..........
The general rule of thumb as far as CPU's are concerned is they can never run too cold.
Get yourself a bigger fan! The cooler the CPU, the better.
Or you could only use your PC in January ..... that would work :-lol
05-20-2002, 06:43 PM
I have the same CPU and My settings at Idle less than 45C , can go up to about 56C on a hot day( rare here in Scotland:)) after running fs2002 for hours.
I have no problems with heat as far as lockups etc...
As far as shortened life, i,m no expert but if it does lose maybe 20% of its life cycle due to high temps it will still be hopelessly outdated long before it expires.
I,m also running with one side of my case removed, its been running like that for more than a year without problems
Athlon 1.3@ 1.43
512 cas 2 ram
Geforce 2 GTS
Case with only one side:)
05-20-2002, 07:14 PM
Well that is a little high.. It should run idle somewhere in the low 40's and under load low 50s at the most. But it all depends on which heatsync fan you are using.
You shgouldent worry though I think the athkon is okay up to like 75 degrees. BUt to make it lower just go buy yourself a new heatsync, bigger one.
05-20-2002, 09:03 PM
How do u see what temp you pc is running at? I know the way of on start up u press backspace or something to enter settings and u can see it there but how can u see it while in windows, without chucking a thermomita in?
05-21-2002, 04:58 AM
To read out the temperatures you'll need some software.
Either a specific from your mobo's manufactor or maybe there is some other working freeware available.
By the way, the AMDs don't have a build in temperature sensor (as far as I know), so the temperatur is measured by a sensor on the mobo. This sensors can differ in calibration or even location on different mobos. This might be a reason for different (displayed) temperatures even if in reality the processors are of same temperature.
To mount a bigger heatsink is a good way to improve cooling. Mounting a bigger van too, but be sure that the mobo supplies enough power (Amperes).
I installed a 80 x 80 mm van using a selfbuild adapter to place it on a 60 x 60 mm heatsink. Then I reduced the speed of the van (and its power consumption) by adding a electric resistace to its power supply. This had the other consequence of drastical noise reduction. Recently the chipset cooler van of my mobo (ASUS A7V133) decited to break. Instead of buying a new one I constructed an air-stream-bypass from the CPU cooler to the chipset heatsink. The cooling effect is enough and the noise was reduced again.
Now my comp is hardly to hear and still cool enough.
Oh, one more thing, I opened all not used slot covers at the back of the comp.
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