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02-01-2004, 05:48 PM
Thought I'd post here for a question. Lately, I'll hear a tiny beep while in FS9. I have a warning beep enabled in BIOS for CPU temp (66C/151F). I'm pretty sure my system runs about 50-55C normally. I configure the system by shutting down as many services/programs as possible before flying. While my system was privately built, it is not customized per se. I'm running an Athlon 2200XP, MSI KN72 motherboard, GeForce Ti 4200 AGP8x, 512 RAM with a 350 watt power supply. I'm aware of AMDs running a little warm, but should I be worried? Perhaps a larger and/or another fan? Any suggestions would be helpful.
PS Just found on AMD site where max die temp for the 2200 is 85C. Can someone enlighten me on this term? Is this where it fries? Thanks again...
02-01-2004, 09:03 PM
That's the upper temp limit.
If you are hitting 66C that seems a bit high. A quick check is to take your computer cover off and try a flight. Some good freeware software for temp monitoring is called Motherboard Monitor.
Hope this helps,
02-01-2004, 11:56 PM
Thanks for the tip, Jim. After installing it, saw temps only to 59C. Wonder if it's as accurate as the BIOS? Or anybody's guess? Again, thanks and I'll keep playing with this program...
Some utilities that give temp readouts are inaccurate. Even the great Sisoft Sandra has some inaccuracies, although I can't remember if temps is one of them. How's your fan situation?
02-02-2004, 12:45 AM
Fan's turning at 4166 rpm constant; clean clear of obstructions.
Don't get technical with me :-lol (C3-P0 Episode IV)
4166 is great. Mine (2 case fans) run about 3000. You have enough fans I presume.(?)
I think one reason my pc runs as cool as it does is that the case is very large and there's tons of space in there.
02-02-2004, 05:53 AM
Temp readings will vary depending on whether it's 'core' 'edge' or 'surface' that the thing is referring to.
60C sounds hot for a processor, but it would be about normal - in game - for a stock video card on default settings.
02-02-2004, 08:25 AM
>You have enough fans I presume.(?)
That was kinda where I was going with this; an intake and exhaust are what I have (what ever came with the processor, can't remember if it was OEM or retail?) Am wondering if it would benefit me to get another and/or larger fan? Was hoping to upgrade the CPU at some point; the mobo can handle 333FSB so I could go up to the Bartons. Thanks for the info. I'll have to experiment later tonight with the case open and see what happens.
02-06-2004, 03:48 PM
>Thought I'd post here for a question. Lately, I'll hear a
>tiny beep while in FS9. I have a warning beep enabled in
>BIOS for CPU temp (66C/151F). I'm pretty sure my system runs
>about 50-55C normally. I configure the system by shutting
>down as many services/programs as possible before flying.
>While my system was privately built, it is not customized
>per se. I'm running an Athlon 2200XP, MSI KN72 motherboard,
>GeForce Ti 4200 AGP8x, 512 RAM with a 350 watt power supply.
> I'm aware of AMDs running a little warm, but should I be
>worried? Perhaps a larger and/or another fan? Any
>suggestions would be helpful.
>PS Just found on AMD site where max die temp for the 2200 is
>85C. Can someone enlighten me on this term? Is this where
>it fries? Thanks again...
Here's what you do to confirm a heat issue when it's right on the borderline and not being obvious, and if you're in doubt of the temp readings the system is giving you.
Crank up your house heat and run the computer as hard as you know how.
Your mobo is already configured to give warning beeps far below the actual damage threshold.
If you truly have a borderline heat issue, and you run the computer as hard as possible in a much warmer environment for an hour or so, you WILL get warning beeps. You won't damage your processor just by getting to that point. Your system would most likely shut itself down long before the onset of actual damage as well.
If you get beeps, a cleaning of the inside of the case with canned air may be in order. A visual inspection of all cooling fans is a good idea while you've got the case open too.
If you don't get warning beeps during a test like this, you've got another type of issue.
If your mobo runs onboard sound, is it that Avance97 type?
I've seen those chipsets make beeps during games sometimes that are much like BIOS warning beeps. And your temp, while a tad higher than I usually run, is not really in the "danger zone" by any means.
02-07-2004, 12:47 AM
Thanks for your input. The mobo has NForce2 with Realtek audio. And since you've mentioned it, I've never actually heard a BIOS beep. I just assumed what I was hearing was a BIOS beep. Hmm. Something more to chew on. Thanks. I think...;-)
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